Are you "chiconomic" or a "recessionista?"
If so, you're part of a new language spawned by the financial meltdown.
Those terms, referring to cash-strapped style conscious people, are just some of the new words of the recession.
Here are some others:
- Bangster: a marriage of banker and gangster
- Furcation: a vacation by way of furlough
- Grayfield: a failing mall
One should try not to fall a victim of "ponzimonium," the fervor caused by scandals like the Madoff Ponzi scheme.