Verboticism: Shopnesia

'Did you put the groceries in the trunk?'

DEFINITION: v. To go to the store and buy something, but then to forget to bring it home. n. A person who forgets what they bought -- until the credit card bill comes in.

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Shopadaisical

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: shop-uh-DAY-zi-cul

Sentence: While on his routine shopping outings Bradley was quite shopadaisical, distracted by the sales signs, any and all activity going on around him and as often as not he would walk off after paying and leave his shopping basket at the checkout or on occasion was known to leave his purchases in the basket in the parking lot, get in his car and drive off.

Etymology: Blend of 'shopper' (buyer) and 'lackadaisical' (inattentive, uninspired)

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Forgetmebag

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: four-gett-mee-baag

Sentence: John felt forgetmebag when he paid for his new refrigerator, but then never drove to the loading door to get it; instead he just drove home as if nothing had happened. His credit bill came from Visa, and he realized he couldn't remember what he'd paid $1200 for at Sears!

Etymology: Play on forget me not, with bag refering to any items a customer may have left behind.

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Lostshoppertunity

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lost-shopper-tyu-nitty

Sentence: Just wait til you see what I bought at ... oh... no... not another lostshoppertunity.

Etymology: lost opportunity + shopper

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COMMENTS:

great blending! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-13: 13:51:00

Well done! - splendiction, 2009-04-13: 20:37:00

Great word, petaj - Nosila, 2009-04-13: 22:26:00

perfecto! - mweinmann, 2009-04-14: 08:02:00

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Storgot

Created by: memyselfandbo

Pronunciation: Store-got

Sentence: As instructed by his wife Gail, Sam dutifully picked out a gallon of 2% milk for the baby and was about to check out when he noticed a large display of spicy mustard at the end of aisle 12. He did his best to prevent drooling on the linoleum as he thought of pairing the mustard with his food of choice, bratwurst. He ran down the aisles to pick up some brats and buns and went back to the glorious mustard aisle. With his four items bumbling in his arms, he approached the cashier who rang up his items. She placed the brats, buns, and mustard in one bag and the milk in another. With firing up his grill on the brain, Sam grabbed the treasured bag with glee but storgot the milk. Only when he saw Gail's angry glare did he remember why he went to the store in the first place. Sam's heart sank as he realized he'd be on diaper duty for the next two weeks. And it sank even lower as he got back in the car, prolonging his bratfest even further.

Etymology: Store: a place that sells milk, brats, buns, beer, and other stuff you can eat. Forgot: to not remember.

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Forgetmeshop

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: for get me shop

Sentence: Hal decided the best way to help Lily avoid to forgetmeshop was to attend all outlets, malls, boutiques and markets with her. He would offer her brazen reminders of the time she’d left a posy of brightly-coloured shopping bags at the store, along with their daughter Violet. (Lily’s excuse was that she left the child to tend the flowery bags while she decided whether or not she really needed the goods...or was she simply bingbuying)? Hal would have none of it! He diligently tended to her, offering encouragement and water, hoping she’d remember her items. One day, he would get her a bouquet of Forget-me-nots to celebrate the happy shopping trips when they arrived home together remembering their purchases.

Etymology: From the flower: "Forget-me-not" and shop.

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COMMENTS:

sweet! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-13: 13:37:00

good word - Nosila, 2009-04-13: 22:20:00

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Purchaselessohcrap

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Pur-chas-less-oh-crap

Sentence: Steve had this problem of buying and misplacing items before he even gets them home...he would go looking for something he knew he had bought, then recalled his "purchaselessohcrap" and was angry at himself for losing his purchases! Steve had the habit of leaving things at the store or underneath the shopping cart and even recalls not reaching underneath the cart to retrieve them and arriving home purchaseless. His wife Amy, always checks behind him now to make sure he has his purchases and just where it is he placed them? He thinks his wife is just a nag...until he has to make a sharp right turn driving home and sees their baby in it's car seat go flying off the top of their SUV and bouncing off safely into the back of a pick up truck tansporting mattresses...as Steve YELLS, "OH CRAP!"

Etymology: Purchase:To obtain by paying money or its equivalent. Less:Of reduced size,extent,or degree. (I added "less" meaning missing a purchase you knew you paid for and you can't find it...so you're purchaseless) Oh:Used in direct address of as in OH! NO!) Crap:Alteration of curse or (slang)to cuss.

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Stupormarket

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stoōpərmärkit

Sentence: Jean was OK when it came to her weekly shopping but was often overwhelmed by the stupormarket if she had to pick up a few things mid-week. Maybe it was all the bright colors, the 2fers or the BoGo's perhaps the self-service checkout with all it's confusing instructions (and Lord help her if she accidentally touched the dreaded Spanish button). If she could get past the fixation on dealing with the check-out and the pressure of not holding up the people in the queue behind her she would often rush out of the store without picking up her purchase or at best, get her acquisitions home only to discover that she had not bought the one thing she had gone to get.

Etymology: stupor (a state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility) + market (a regular gathering of people for the purchase and sale of provisions)

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word! - splendiction, 2009-04-13: 20:36:00

Very good!! - Mustang, 2009-04-13: 22:47:00

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Negoodsglect

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: na-goods-glekt

Sentence: When Hugh negoodsglected he felt as though he was offering charity to the needy and downtrodden. Things reached a crucial point, however, when he left his expensive poodle at the pet store and his new born baby daughter at the hospital.

Etymology: neglect + goods (as in items, wares)

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Shopnesia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shop-nee-zhuh

Sentence: Ralph really enjoys shopping. He loves to find a discount. He gets a thrill discovering just the right item. His ecstasy wanes when he gets to the register. This is when shopnesia often kicks in. Thinking about the next task on his "to-do" list can circumvent picking up his acquisition and taking it home. The money he saves on bargains can quickly be spent in fuel as he returns to the store to retrieve the purchase he left behind.

Etymology: shop (to visit stores for purchasing or examining good) + amnesia (loss of a large block of interrelated memories)

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Purchass

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: per chass

Sentence: Larry's wife hated shopping with him. He grew so distracted by any and everfything at the mall that he would forget what he bought and where he put it. He could be a real purchass sometimes.

Etymology: Purchase (something bought;to buy something) & Ass (an idiot;someone dumb)

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