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'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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Snubbrass

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: snub-bra-ss

Sentence: Snodgrass, had avoided carrying cash for many years, when in his early childhood he contracted a weird flesh eating disease from some money exchanged in a dirty fish market. Now as he handed, with his skeletal-looking fingers, a debit card to his young son he was shocked when the boy asked. "Dad, why do all the kids at school call me a snubbrass?"

Etymology: snub (avoid) + brass (sl. for coins)

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petaj In the illustration, Snodgrass's skeletal fingers are cleverly concealed in fleshy prosthetic gloves. - petaj, 2009-03-13: 06:02:00

guess they aren't penny pinchers! Very clever create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 10:03:00

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Dollarepsy

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: daw-ler-epp-see

Sentence: Jim's dollarepsy was so severe that he ignored the $20 bill that he spotted on his neighbour's front lawn.

Etymology: dollar + epsy (as in affected by)

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Cashstashunner

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: cash + stash + shun + nur OR cash + stay + shun + nur

Sentence: Margo had never been neer a Cash Station. To her, it represented everything that she avoided.....lots of cash being dispensed and handled. She absolutely eschewed anything to do with coins, bills or green paper. She prided herself on never needing to handle cash. Her friends began to refer to her as a cashtashunner, both because she shunned cash stations and because she had never had a stash of cash in her life.

Etymology: Cash, Cash Station, Stash, Shun

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COMMENTS:

can't quit laughing over cash stations - good play on cashtration meaning to cut out the cash? Terrific last line! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 10:08:00

Wow...never thought of cashtrashun....that would have also been a great word!!! - mweinmann, 2009-03-13: 10:39:00

would have never thought of it by myself and I like the way you spelled it better. Amazing how minds inspire minds here ... and laughter creates more laughter! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 19:00:00

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Phobuc

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: foh buhk

Sentence: his psychiatrist diagnosed him as phobuc, and set up a direct debit billing system

Etymology: phobic, buck

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Ecashified

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: eee cash if ide

Sentence: Dorothy had recently become ecashified. If she could not use her computer to pay for it, she did not buy it.

Etymology: e(electronic) and cash and suffix (fied) Also play on word classified

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COMMENTS:

Good word! more people need to be Ecashified so they do not spend unwisely :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-14: 19:11:00

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Cardiocity

Created by: Tanacca

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Plastaholic

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

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

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

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

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

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Plasticscene

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: plas tik seen

Sentence: When Joey started school, he was familiar with the plasticscene, because his Dad had taught him all about credit cards. Imagine his surprise to find out he was meant to make a model out of it in Art class.

Etymology: Plastic (credit cards) & Scene (happening) & Wordplay on Plasticine (synthetic clay-like material used in schools for making models)

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Plastiotronics

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: plas tee O tron icks (the OH/zero in the middle is no mistake)

Sentence: Ever since the government debt became more than could ever be paid, the goverment quit minting money. All payment is now made via plastiotronics.

Etymology: PLASTIC - slang term for any and all credit and debit or welfare payment cards. ELECTRONICS - in this case, electonics limited to keeping track of your credits and debits based on the imaginary money of today's world; the new electronic barter system.

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Can you envision a trillion anything? Money is no longer a meaningful paper/coin chase, but meaningful plastiotronics chase! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 09:38:00

scary times - great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-13: 10:42:00

Very good word for imaginary money. - Mustang, 2009-03-14: 00:35:00

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Indebtermined

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: in/deh/ter/min/ed

Sentence: He was indebtermined to avoid paying cash.

Etymology: in debt + determined

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COMMENTS:

amazing how so many people are anxious to remain indebtermined! This one will pop out of my head everytime some one tells me about deeply indebtermined they are! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 19:02:00

left a word out of the last line ... about how deeply indebtermined they are! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 19:03:00

Debtedly a great word! - Nosila, 2009-03-13: 19:11:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-13: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-24: 00:51:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James