A couple of links.
Children of economists recall how tightfisted their parents were. Lauren Weber, author of a recent book titled, "In Cheap We Trust," says her economist father kept the thermostat so low that her mother threatened at one point to take the family to a motel. "My father gave in because it would have been more expensive," she says.
Next up, we have Professional Verbs by Mark Liberman at Language Log, who cites this great slogan for a beer::
"Brewed by brewers, not chemistered by chemists".
Liberman uses this to launch a nice discussion of verbs to describe what different professionals profess ....