Verboticism: Stupormarket

'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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Stupormarket

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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: Stupormarket

splendiction - 2009-04-13: 20:36:00
Excellent word!

Mustang - 2009-04-13: 22:47:00
Very good!!