Verboticism: Shopnesia

'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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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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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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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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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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Mallnesia

algypug

Created by: algypug

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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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Shopadaisical

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: shop-uh-DAY-zi-cul

Sentence: While on his routine shopping outings Bradley 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' (buyer) and 'lackadaisical' (inattentive, uninspired)

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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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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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