Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Get Schooled

When someone feels the need to accuse you of being a "shopaholic" yet again you can now turn around and scoff and their played out, mediafied terminology. A more intelligent way of saying that someone is such a person is to say that they suffer from oniomania (O-nee-uh-MAY-nee-uh) or compulsive shopping; excessive, uncontrollable desire to buy things. It sounds much more definitive and educated. On the other hand, if you a person who call people in their lives "shopaholics" now you can call them an oniomaniac instead and laugh at the fact that they don't know what your talking about. Either way you'll get a chuckle out of it and that's what really matters.

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