Verboticism: Omitsionary

'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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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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