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'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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Purchaselessohcrap

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Pur-chas-less-oh-crap

Sentence: Steve had this problem of buying and misplacing items before he even gets them home...he would go looking for something he knew he had bought, then recalled his "purchaselessohcrap" and was angry at himself for losing his purchases! Steve had the habit of leaving things at the store or underneath the shopping cart and even recalls not reaching underneath the cart to retrieve them and arriving home purchaseless. His wife Amy, always checks behind him now to make sure he has his purchases and just where it is he placed them? He thinks his wife is just a nag...until he has to make a sharp right turn driving home and sees their baby in it's car seat go flying off the top of their SUV and bouncing off safely into the back of a pick up truck tansporting mattresses...as Steve YELLS, "OH CRAP!"

Etymology: Purchase:To obtain by paying money or its equivalent. Less:Of reduced size,extent,or degree. (I added "less" meaning missing a purchase you knew you paid for and you can't find it...so you're purchaseless) Oh:Used in direct address of as in OH! NO!) Crap:Alteration of curse or (slang)to cuss.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shurk

Created by: ayyacoco

Pronunciation: Sherk

Sentence: Did you sherk the bag you bought at Prada earlier? Oh you're such a sherk! It's the second time today you've forgotten what you bought at the store!

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-13: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-26: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

algypug algypug - 2012-04-01: 13:35:00
LOL!