CS Monitor — Recession slang: 10 new terms for a new economy

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

The funemployed subscribe to the philosophy that in the face of bleak employment prospects, it’s better to make the most of time off by catching up with old (read: also unemployed) friends or developing low-cost hobbies, ideally during normal business hours to realize the additional benefit of irking ones employed friends.

Sample sentence: As part of my funemployment plan, I’ve joined an Ultimate Frisbee league and am providing foster care to three puppies.

See also: Funderemployed (adj.) taking a job that’s fun because employment that pays well or is in one’s field is unavailable.

9. Insource, v. To do oneself what one previously paid others to do.

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