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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shopadaisical

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: shop-uh-DAY-zi-cul

Sentence: While on his routine shopping outings Garret 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 and lackadaisical

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COMMENTS:

Have you been following me? Thanks for changing the name. - wayoffcenter, 2009-04-13: 06:35:00

- really good word! - splendiction, 2009-04-13: 20:40:00

Can just hear the shopadaisicals saying 'oopsy daisy' when they come out of their shopping daze! Just saying it makes me want to smile! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-13: 22:08:00

Going into a grocerystore makes me shopadaze-ical..can't remember what I need, can't remember where I put my list... - Nosila, 2009-04-13: 22:18:00

great word....I can relate. - mweinmann, 2009-04-14: 08:00:00

Great description of definition and mood! I get in lackadaisical moods sometimes... I left a case of bottled water under the cart and drove off. :) I was in Shopadaisicalical shock when I realized what I did...hehehe! You have my vote! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-16: 19:08:00

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