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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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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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Storgot

Created by: memyselfandbo

Pronunciation: Store-got

Sentence: As instructed by his wife Gail, Sam dutifully picked out a gallon of 2% milk for the baby and was about to check out when he noticed a large display of spicy mustard at the end of aisle 12. He did his best to prevent drooling on the linoleum as he thought of pairing the mustard with his food of choice, bratwurst. He ran down the aisles to pick up some brats and buns and went back to the glorious mustard aisle. With his four items bumbling in his arms, he approached the cashier who rang up his items. She placed the brats, buns, and mustard in one bag and the milk in another. With firing up his grill on the brain, Sam grabbed the treasured bag with glee but storgot the milk. Only when he saw Gail's angry glare did he remember why he went to the store in the first place. Sam's heart sank as he realized he'd be on diaper duty for the next two weeks. And it sank even lower as he got back in the car, prolonging his bratfest even further.

Etymology: Store: a place that sells milk, brats, buns, beer, and other stuff you can eat. Forgot: to not remember.

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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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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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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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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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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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Buygoner

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: by gon er

Sentence: Edward was a buygoner. Unlike your average man, Edward shopped till he dropped and forgot what he purchased. There were bags all over the house, full of stuff he thought would make great gifts for someone. The only problem was he forgot what he bought for who and ended up buying them something else. He loved shopping and enjoyed it until the Visa bills came in. Then he'd have a slight jag of buyer's remorse, pay the minimum and set off again next time for another round of rampant consumerism. He knew he needed help one warm July night when he tried to find out what was causing the absolutely gross smell in his car. He thought he had run over a piquant rodent and it had left DNA on his tire. But no, when he finally opened the trunk and went through the bags he had stored inside, he found the culprit. Oh no, he thought, it's Mozart...that deal of a fresh turkey he'd bought in December was rapidly decomposing in his trunk!

Etymology: Buy (To purchase something) & Bygone (past events to be put aside;well in the past; former) & Goner (a person in desperate straits; someone doomed)

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COMMENTS:

Oh that smell that makes you wish it was a byegoner, too! Clever create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-13: 13:44:00

Ed must let buygones be byebyegones - Mustang, 2009-04-13: 22:45:00

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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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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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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!