A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 13, 2015
Cashtration (cash + castration)

"Cashtration” or “cashstration” (cash + castration) is a jocular portmanteau term that combines money (or the lack of it) and impotence. The term “cashtration” appeared on alt.sex.strip-clubs in 1997.

A popular email about an alleged contest of the “Washington Post’s Mensa invitational” was circulated in 1988 and contained this winning term:

“Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.”

The word “cashtration” had appeared only infrequently since 1998, but “Cashtration: As Goes Greece, So Goes The World” was the title of an article on a financial blog in July 2015.


Wiktionary: cashtration
Etymology
Blend of cash and castration.
Noun
cashtration
(uncountable)
1. (slang, humorous) The loss or lack of money.

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ASSC.How to be a dancer’s favorite
John Cross
7/6/97
>[SubSonic]
>No need to cashtrate yourself if you can help it. hmmmm… i hear a ASSC term in the coining! oh lord - cashtration! hits far too close!!!!! well done!

Puns; Word plays; Other Nonsense and Foolishness; Humor; Jokes; Good Clean Fun - Volume 5
Page created: 27 February 1998.
(...)
Now some made-up words with their definitions: [also from the Washington Post’s “Mensa” contest.]
1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

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TWISTED WORDS
Girdle Popper
5/2/98
(...)
cashtration, n: The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

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181 Bad Reviews - Battlefield Earth heads for cashtration
Lronscam
5/22/00

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New Words
Purrt
1/16/04
The Washington Post’s Style Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are the 2003 winners:
(...)
5. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

Zero Hedge
Cashtration: As Goes Greece, So Goes The World
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/13/2015 17:30 -0400
Submitted by Jeff Thomas via Doug Casey’s International Man blog,
Recently, we’ve witnessed the bank holiday in Greece, the limitation as to how much the Greek people can withdraw from their accounts each day.

Not surprisingly, the mainstream press have focused on images such as the one above - a queue at an ATM - and discussed the difficulty of the Greek people in trying to run their lives on the €50-€60 that they’re allowed to withdraw each day.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Monday, July 13, 2015 • Permalink