Verboticism: Amneshop

'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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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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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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Payaway

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: pay-away

Sentence: When Roger got home and looked in the back of the minivan he realized that the groceries he bought for poker night with the boys were left behind, probably in a shopping cart in the store's parking lot. Chances were good that they were gone. The guys would certainly get a laugh at him. He'd have to come up with a believable story to save face. "I'll tell them that I bought the stuff on payaway," he thought, "that will buy me enough time to get back to the store."

Etymology: pay: purchase, buy + away: gone (wordplay on layaway -- to pay for things over time)

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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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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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Mallnesia

algypug

Created by: algypug

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Spendementia

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: spen-dee-men-sha

Sentence: Tricia came home elated over her purchase of the cute red leather platform heels from Macy's - too bad she had a bad case of spendementia that day - she had already bought those shoes 3 weeks ago!

Etymology: spend - to buy + dementia - cognitive disfunction that may occur as one ages

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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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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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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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