Verboticism: Dropshopper

'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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Dropshopper

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: dra + psh + apper

Sentence: Jenny has become a real dropshopper in her old age. She goes out shopping and comes back home missing half of her purchases. She doesn't remember what she purchased until the bills come and then gets angry with the credit card companies for "ripping her off".

Etymology: drop, shopper

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COMMENTS:

Great one! I LOL! I've dropshopped a few times!!! :)) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-16: 19:11:00

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Storgetful

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stôrgetfəl

Sentence: Often Ralph would be so intent on the transaction of buying something that he would be storgetful and neglect bringing his purchase home. He insists that it has nothing to do with the amount of weed consumed during his college days, whatever college that was.

Etymology: store (a retail establishment selling items to the public) + forgetful (apt or likely not to remember)

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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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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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Omitsionary

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: oh mit shun ayr ree

Sentence: When Domino sent James to the store for groceries or on other errands, she did it out of desperation and was always afraid of what he'd bring home. Armed with a list, James pretended he was a spy sent out on a dangerous mission. Of course, he chewed up and swallowed the list in case it fell into enemy hands. Then he'd use some oblique word association game to remember his list. If ice cream was on the list, he'd buy cones instead; if coffee filters were listed, he'd buy vacuum filters;jam became ham;grapes became crepes;etc. Domino found James to be an omitsionary when it came to shopping...they certainly had some strange meals. She now thinks this is all a ploy to get him out of doing the grocery shopping...she may be onto something!

Etymology: Omit (forget;leave undone) & Missionary (someone sent on a mission)

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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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Buybye

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: by by

Sentence: George always bought things and forgot them. He would buybye like that quite often and leave his purchases all over town. He also would forget where he parked his car, or as his wife put it, it was a cargo.

Etymology: Buy (to purchase) & Bye (to bid adieu,short for goodbye)

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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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Amneshop

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: am-knee-shop

Sentence: Gladys strolled around the Stop and Shop for 3 hours collecting her groceries to plan the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. It wasn't until she got home and unloaded that she realized that not only did she neglect to pick up even one item on her list, but also that Thanksgiving was 5 months ago. Such an amneshopper.

Etymology: amnesia + shop

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COMMENTS:

Nice shocking ending! :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-04-13: 13:50:00

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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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