A sample list of slang terms from the Christian Science Monitor that were born this recession:

10. Funemployment, n. The practice of enjoying one’s unemployment.

8. Staycation, n. Vacationing at home or near home because traveling further would be prohibitively expensive.

7. Intaxication, n. A sense of delight mingled with the perception of instant wealth that one feels upon receiving a tax refund.

6. Madoff’d, v. To get ripped off in a particularly offensive fashion.

4. Mancession, n. A recession, such as this most recent one, which hits men harder than women.

See also: he-cession

2. Permatemp, n. The condition of being permanently employed as a temporary worker.

1. Decruited, adj. To be fired from a position one has not even started yet.

I would add “Boston Condo Porned” – an obsession with the darkest, ugliest charts, articles and anecdotes about the housing market. As in, “I used to go to Boston real estate blog all the time, but I got bored with all of the Boston condo porn.”

Source: Recession slang: 10 new terms for a new economy

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Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

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