Good Quotes: Anu Garg, Wordsmith.org

Good Quotes: Anu Garg, Wordsmith.org

Heather Blaha
May 2, 2006
"Oniomania is another word for the urge to shop till you drop, habit of the debit, thrill of the bill. According to a pearl of ancient wisdom, we don't acquire things, things acquire us. In the case of oniomaniacs, it is perhaps the fun of acquiring things that acquires them." Oniomania (O-nee-uh-MAY-nee-uh, -MAYN-yuh) noun Compulsive shopping; excessive, uncontrollable desire to buy things. [From Latin, from Greek xnios (for sale), from onos (price) + -mania.] "Like other compulsive disorders, scientists are working on a cure for oniomania. And according to a report in HealthScout, it could be just around the corner. At Stanford University, researchers are testing a drug to treat a shopaholic's desire to spend." -Phenomena; Ottawa Citizen (Canada); Nov 25, 2000. -Anu Garg, Wordsmith.org (Photo via Malls of America)
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