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Mastering the Lingo of the Recession

Ylan Mui

WalletPop has compiled a list of key terms in the new recessionspeak -- after all, a new economic reality requires a new language to describe it, don't you think? Some of the terms you're probably familiar with, especially since we've used them before in this blog and we know you're a loyal reader: Others were new to us: Funemployment, Naycation, Wealth Porn.

We'd like to add a few more to the list as well:

In-sourcing: Doing for yourself what you once paid others to do for you. The opposite of outsourcing.

Spave: Spending money in order to save money.

"Re-" movement: The trend of repairing, renewing and replacing rather than buying. Think going to a cobbler, sewing on a button or reupholstering a chair.

What words would you add to the list? Post them in the comments below or tweet me @ylanmui, and we'll add them to the list.

By Ylan Mui  |  July 10, 2009; 2:00 PM ET
Categories:  Consumer News , Ylan Q. Mui  
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I have had to cut coupons from for hours today to make ends meet. It is annoying but a must do in this recession.

Posted by: ramonoski | July 12, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

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