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Topic: 5) Sloppy shopping (1 of 4), Read 65 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 1999 08:52 AM

Mark, of Milwaukee, Wis., writes: "Shouldn't there be a word to describe those inconsiderate shoppers who either go down the wrong side of a shopping aisle or leave their cart in the middle of the aisle while they leisurely shop somewhere else?"

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Topic: 5) Sloppy shopping (2 of 4), Read 51 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: MARY HARES (haresm@aol.com)
Date: Thursday, May 13, 1999 07:04 PM

Perhaps they can be regarded as the supermarket equivalent of jay-walkers: jay-shoppers!

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Topic: 5) Sloppy shopping (3 of 4), Read 34 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Rus Bowden (lowelldude@aol.com)
Date: Sunday, May 16, 1999 02:26 AM

Mary,

I love the word "jay-shoppers" and will use it.

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Topic: 5) Sloppy shopping (4 of 4), Read 15 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Rich Magahiz (rmagahiz@compuserve.com)
Date: Monday, May 24, 1999 06:33 AM

Hi,
This isn't so much a term for the offenders but rather one for the offense itself. I call it "Rapture of the Cheap."
Rich


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