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Entry from August 31, 2022
Amazonesia (Amazon + amnesia)

"Amazonesia” (Amazon + amnesia) relates to ordering online from Amazon.com. When the package arrives at the doorstep a day or two later, the customer often has amnesia and forgets what was ordered. The word “Amazonesia” has been printed on several images.

“amazonesia” was posted on Twitter by Professor Snarky on January 31, 2011. “I have Amazonesia: I keep buying shit on Amazon and forgetting what I’ve ordered” was posted on Twitter by heather on February 13, 2012. “Amazonesia: finding Amazon packages on your doorstep that you don’t remember ordering” was posted on Twitter by Frank Olivier on October 22, 2012. ”Amazonesia Receiving a package from Amazon.com that you ordered, but do not recall ordering” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on July 11, 2013.

“This phenomenon is called Amazonesia. There are a couple use cases. First, is when something shows up at your door, and you didn’t remember ordering anything. The other is, go to site for one thing, find different things, forget to get the thing you originally went for. 馃ぃ馃し馃槀” was posted on Twitter by Amazon (the company’s official Twitter) on July 14, 2022.

“Amazonnesia” (Amazon + amnesia) is an infrequent spelling. ”Amazonnesia when you get home to find packages at your door, but don’t remember ordering anything” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on January 30, 2018. “I just found your book on Kindle. I forgot I had download it! #AmazonNesia” was posted on Twitter by Mr Kronenbourg Shrek猸愨瓙 on January 25, 2021.

“Primenesia” (Amazon Prime + amnesia) is a related term.


Wikipedia: Amazon (company)
Amazon.com, Inc. (/藞忙m蓹z蓲n/ AM-蓹-zon) is an American multinational technology company which focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It has been referred to as “one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world,” and is one of the world’s most valuable brands. It is one of the Big Five American information technology companies, alongside Alphabet, Apple, Meta, and Microsoft.

Twitter
Professor Snarky
@ProfSnarky
But this is much better!!  RT @rooksbay @ProfSnarky amazonesia
8:23 PM 路 Jan 31, 2011路TweetDeck

Twitter
Tequila Karaoke
@Tequila_K
Amazonesia: When you haunt the mail room cuz you can’t remember whether you’ve picked up all the packages you ordered.
3:17 PM 路 Dec 30, 2011路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
heather
@_heathie_
I have Amazonesia: I keep buying shit on Amazon and forgetting what I’ve ordered.
11:37 AM 路 Feb 13, 2012路Echofon

Twitter
Frank Olivier
@frankolivier
Amazonesia: finding Amazon packages on your doorstep that you don’t remember ordering.
9:05 PM 路 Oct 22, 2012路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Sharon Brackett
@SharonBrackett
Amazonesia - When the box from Amazon arrives and you cannot recall what you ordered…
2:04 PM 路 Nov 5, 2012路Facebook

Twitter
Timothy Jasionowski
@timoj
@Wired Have suggestion for JW, #DSMV Amazonesia: Temporary memory loss regarding what was to be delivered by #Amazon each day
1:05 PM 路 Dec 4, 2012路Twitter for Mac

Twitter
The sugarSNAP Files
@HeySugarSNAP
I have coined a new term: Amazonesia: NOUN/Partial or total loss of memory of what you just purchased online because you shop too much.
8:35 PM 路 Feb 27, 2013路Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Brianna Bond
@sarcasmically
Amazonesia: when you order so much shit from Amazon that you can never remember what might show up at your door today
5:22 PM 路 Mar 26, 2013路Tweetbot for iOS

Urban Dictionary
Amazonesia
Receiving a package from Amazon.com that you ordered, but do not recall ordering. Amazonesia often occurs after drunken, late-night, online shopping sprees. The condition is worsened by subscription to Amazon prime.
Bill came home and found a UPS box on his front door. He picked it up and saw that it was addressed to him, from Amazon.com. Bill tries to think of what could be inside the box, but can’t remember what he ordered; Bill has Amazonesia. eh
by Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg July 11, 2013

Twitter
scottwharton
@scottwharton
Made up word of the day: “amazonesia”. When you get a box from
@amazon and can’t remember what you ordered!
11:26 AM 路 Sep 5, 2013路Twitter for iPhone

Urban Dictionary
Amazonesia
The condition one aquires when they order so much stuff from Amazon on a daily basis they know they have ordered something but have no idea what it is when it arrives.
Dammit, i got amazonesia again! I know i have to make sure i receive something at the office today that is important but i cant remember what the heck it is!
by tommybayshore December 30, 2015

Urban Dictionary
Amazonnesia
when you get home to find packages at your door, but don’t remember ordering anything.
I didn’t even get drunk 2 nights ago, but when I got home there were 4 packages for me, total Amazonnesia.
by revaaron January 30, 2018

10 December 2020, The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Allan Drew column, pg. 15:
ONCE more the Diary takes it upon itself to update the English dictionary with fresh words. Sandy Tuckerman suggests: Amazonesia (Noun): The disorientating inability to recall what is in the package that just arrived, even though you ordered it yourself yesterday.

Twitter
Mr Kronenbourg Shrek猸愨瓙
@KronenbourgMr
Replying to @adamhillscomedy
Lol!
I just found your book on Kindle.
I forgot I had download it!
#AmazonNesia
6:05 AM 路 Jan 25, 2021路Twitter for Android

Twitter
Amazon
@amazon
Replying to @noitsjailine
Window shopping, bored shopping, retail therapy, we’ve heard’em all. Now, if you order something and it shows up and you completely forgot what it was… That’s Amazonesia and you might want to look into a supplement that helps with memory. 馃槀馃泹锔忦煕
1:35 PM 路 Feb 13, 2021路Sprinklr

Twitter
Amazon
@amazon
Replying to @boom_KACHOW
Fear not, friend. This is a form of Amazonesia. Most typically, this is where you order something, forget you ordered it, and are REALLY confused when a package shows up. We all go through it every once in a while. 馃洅鉂旔煠
4:42 PM 路 Jun 2, 2021路Sprinklr

Twitter
Amazon
@amazon
Replying to @yocelinnn21
This phenomenon is called Amazonesia. There are a couple use cases. First, is when something shows up at your door, and you didn’t remember ordering anything. The other is, go to site for one thing, find different things, forget to get the thing you originally went for. 馃ぃ馃し馃槀
12:44 PM 路 Jul 14, 2022路Sprinklr

Twitter
El Arroyo
@ElArroyo_ATX
Thanks Melina R for this one! https://instagr.am/p/Ch-Im7su0Tf/
(The following text is shown on the restaurant’s sign.—ed.)
AMAZONESIA:
WHEN YOU FORGET
WHAT YOU
ORDERED THIS TIME
1:19 PM 路 Sep 1, 2022路IFTTT

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