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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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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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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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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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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Shoplefter

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: shop left her

Sentence: Carry never missed a chance to shop. It was always such a pity, there was that little bit, she left in the bottom of the cart. Unlike the shoplifter who took things without paying for them, Carry paid for things without taking them ... She was a chronic shoplefter!

Etymology: SHOP, LEFT, being a play on SHOPLIFT. Shop - visit stores and buy things. Left - past tense of leave; to have let something remain behind accidentally.

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COMMENTS:

Another excellent word! - splendiction, 2009-04-13: 20:41:00

Good word...she's a kLEFTomaniac! - Nosila, 2009-04-13: 22:23:00

But...she never had to deal with shoplefovers. - Mustang, 2009-04-13: 22:46:00

perfect! - mweinmann, 2009-04-14: 08:03:00

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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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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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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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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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