Verboticism: Apocalyptick

'If this snow flea dies...'

DEFINITION: n. An individual, or an organization, which profits by selling fear of imminent global destruction and/or eternal damnation. v. To profit from the prophecy of doom.

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Created by: chris

Pronunciation: apokk-er-lip-tik

Sentence: MegaCorp had long found that employing a professional apocalyptick was the surest way to sell all their products - from medicines and religious tracts all the way up to nuclear shelters.

Etymology: apocalypse + tick (an irritating blood-sucker that can be hard to get rid of)

Points: 632

Comments: Apocalyptick

porsche - 2007-02-06: 10:40:00
good one