Verboticism: Shoplefter

'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dropshopper

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: dra + psh + apper

Sentence: Jenny has become a real dropshopper in her old age. She goes out shopping and comes back home missing half of her purchases. She doesn't remember what she purchased until the bills come and then gets angry with the credit card companies for "ripping her off".

Etymology: drop, shopper

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COMMENTS:

Great one! I LOL! I've dropshopped a few times!!! :)) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-16: 19:11:00

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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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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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