Verboticism: Plastaholic

'Why can't I get my allowance in cash?'

DEFINITION: v. To exclusively use credit cards, debit cards and/or electronic banking in order to avoid using, or even touching, old fashioned cash. n. A person who never pays for anything using real money.

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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Pla-sta-hol-ick

Sentence: Tommy's Dad Howard was so addicted to his charge and debit cards that he never had any cash. Tommy thought back to when he lost his first tooth...he reached under his pillow to only find a thin piece of plastic with a note. (You have 2.76 cents left on this charge card. Love,The Tooth Fairy.) Tommy held it in his little hands and thought is this money? Until he went to school and saw different...all he ever saw was his Dad use a plastic card to get everything they wanted or needed. Oh how Tommy longed to feel REAL CASH in his hands. Things got so bad with his Dad that Tommy wasn't allowed to answer the phone anymore because all these people wanted His Father's plastic back? Hmm he wondered, "what can I do to stop all these calls so my friends can call me?"...He looked in the phone book and found and found a support group for his Dad called ("Plastaholic" Anonymous) and called and had brochures sent to his Dad. Now his Dad is in the 12 step program to overcome his "plastaholic" addiction. Every once in a while his Dad slips up and wants to use plastic but Tommy reminds him he's in treatment for "Plastaholic" tendencies. Tommy is worried when he grows up will he also be a "Plastaholic" since it's in his family history????

Etymology: Plast; Part of the word Plastic. Aholic; Part of the word Alcoholic minus the lco. Alcoholic-Meaning; One who is addicted to alcohol. Plastaholic;One who is addicted to plastic debit and charge cards. Plastaholic Anonymous ;Where you go to fight addictions to charge cards and debit cards you keep maxing out to where it's destroying your life.

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Comments: Plastaholic

metrohumanx - 2009-03-13: 02:04:00
Awwww.... how touching. I remember the tooth fairy. Great story.

abrakadeborah - 2009-03-13: 02:41:00
Thank you Metrohumanx :) Keep smiling~

silveryaspen - 2009-03-13: 09:44:00
Platiholics Anonymous is a great idea ... even in the real wold!

Nosila - 2009-03-13: 19:10:00
Great word and story, Deb...I'm sure their meetings would be full these days!

abrakadeborah - 2009-03-17: 01:54:00
Thank you everybody! You all are such talented writers :) Very entertaining!