Verboticism: Misscanlarceny

'What code of ethics?'

DEFINITION: v. intr. To quietly and politely ignore a cashier's mistake when they scan in a barcode on item you are purchasing and the price is much lower than it should be.

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Misscanlarceny

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: miss scan lar sinny

Sentence: As the checker committed misscanlarceny he chucked; the TV was misspriced at $29.95.

Etymology: miss-go wide of the mark scan - using automatic checking machine larceny - theft

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