Verboticism: Mallnesia

'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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