Italian slang. A foul, disgusting, low-down, rotten person. Also spelled skifozo
That schifoso would sell anything to anybody, including his own mother, if someone made him an offer.
A new breed of thrift shoppers that will trample or kill anyone who stands in between them and a bargain.
Black Friday was really sad this year when a mob of frugalistas trampled a guy to death just to save a few dollars on Christmas shopping.
A situation in which farmland prices skyrocket due to speculation in the futures market
in one or more crops. Asset bubbles
form when too much money finds its way into one area of the market. The bubble
is considered to be excessive, and, therefore, not sustainable in the long run.
Farmers are planting more and more corn, because the demand for ethanol
is creating a farmland bubble by raising the value of their land to previously unheard of heights.
A feeling of sympathy for al Qaeda
that inspires local terrorists to carry out attacks on the U.S., even though there was no previous affiliation between the groups.
When the local terrorist group saw al Qaeda getting pounded on TV, they were overcome with an attack of sudden jihad syndrome (SJS), and decided to strike the nearest soft target.
A title of honor for an extremely attractive, single female in sixth-century Ireland. Voting was held in small villages.
Her beauty, charm and innate breeding won her the title of Tierney of the village.
A woman who only marries
for financial gain. Once the money is gone, she quickly leaves her husband
and takes what little money is left with her.
After Howard lost everything in the stock market bust, he realized what a toxic wife Wanda really was when she emptied out their joint bank account and split.
A member of America's class of home-owning families with only two thousand dollars in savings. Deeply in debt, they live from paycheck to paycheck dreading any unforseen financial catastrophies such as a sudden illness or unemployment. First coined by Karen De Coster and Eric Englund.
Taking out a home equity loan might seem like a good idea to a two-thousandaire, unless one gets laid off and ends up penniless.