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'Why did I come into this room?'

DEFINITION: n. The moment of loss, hesitation and confusion, which occurs when you enter a room and immediately forget why. v. To forget why you entered a room.

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: leth-AM-byuh-late

Sentence: Yesterday worn out by the aging-process, irresolution and a few too many drops of Irish whiskey, I choose sleep rather than my daily dose of Verbotomy. However, in the middle of the night something - some strange verbotomy voodoo, perhaps, hellbent on wrecking my sleep caused me to open my eyes and sit up, wide awake and listen intently. I thought i could hear a voice, saying "verbotomy, verbotomy, verbotomy!" Soon after I found myself sitting in front of my computer, confused, dumbstruck and disorientated. Not knowing what I had planned to do there, I lethambulated back to bed. Next morning upon telling Roxie of my strange experience, she said, "I think you misheard, it was probably your own mind telling you that you need a lobotomy!"

Etymology: Conflation of LETH:forget, forgetfulness & AMBULATE:to walk.


Your up-otomy stoy got a big laugh-otomy! I think someone gave your mind a wiz-otomy for you are a wizard the way you weave magic with sentences and words! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-22: 10:44:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: room a tizm

Sentence: It happened to Eva again. She walked with purpose into a room and forget at once why she entered. Oh no, she thought, I'm becoming my Mother! When she met her Mom, the conversation always started with an organ recital...the Toelio in her Big Toe, the Kneemonia on her patella, the sacrifices her sacroiliac had made giving birth to Eva. Yes, when her Mom left, Pelvis had left the building. But her Mom always forgot where she put things (Leftomania), told her the same stories nine times (Repetitive Notions) and forgot why she went into the next room, she claimed it was Roomatism. Great, thought Eva, pretty soon I will be able to join my Mom at the Raisin Ranch, Restspinster Abbey, Rio de NoHairo, Battlestar Geriatrica, Bewildered Acres...I'll become Eva Destruction! Oh, yeah, now she remembered, why she entered the bathroom. But the reason, well, Depends...

Etymology: Room (a chamber; an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling;the people who are present in a room) & Rheumatism (any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues (like the brain) & Ism ( a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)


I think I have that in my knees... - Mustang, 2009-01-14: 00:01:00

She also had know when your purse is so heavy it hurts your shoulder! - Nosila, 2009-01-14: 00:09:00

metrohumanx Your creativity is boundless. Hilarious "ending", too. Amazing. - metrohumanx, 2009-01-14: 01:19:00

Clever word and story.... - mweinmann, 2009-01-14: 08:05:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: no idea

Sentence: Milton always greeted her with a smile when she came expectantly into the room, but it was clear that her mind had gone blank."i love you" he'd say. "do you knowwhydear?"

Etymology: know why (antonym of no idea)


Perceptive sentence. Ingenious word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-22: 10:32:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ad-ehl-NEESEya

Sentence: Marilyn all too often experienced frustrating bouts of addlenesia when she'd set out to look for or retrieve some object or to do a chore in another room or place.

Etymology: blend of 'addle' (to make or become confused) and 'amnesia' (A loss of memory, especially one brought on by some distressing or shocking experience

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Created by: Soyabaa96

Pronunciation: By pas si` an ism

Sentence: "Why did I come into this Bathroom?" asked Jill. "If you can't remember that",said Bill, "You have a severe case of Bypassianism!"

Etymology: Bypass


Interesting verboticism! Wish you had given us a pronunciation, sentence and etymology. Did you know you get points for each one of those three ... especially the sentence. Looking forward to seeing more from you. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-22: 10:36:00


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Created by: eddieR


Sentence: I can't remember anything when my enterheimers kicks in.

Etymology: noun. enter + (alz)heimers


Good one. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 21:25:00

Alzam! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:12:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: damnēzhə

Sentence: Charlie would often have bouts of damnesia where he would get up from what he was doing to get something and then forget what he meant to get. This occurrence would inevitably elicit his favorite expletive, "Damn!". Most of the time returning to the starting point would refresh the thought but not always. Those were the moments that worried him the most.

Etymology: Damn (exclamation expressing anger, surprise, or frustration) + amnesia (a partial or total loss of memory)


I started to write something clever... Oh, well! - wayoffcenter, 2009-01-13: 06:08:00

metrohumanx Damned clever! - metrohumanx, 2009-01-13: 07:51:00

Damn good! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-13: 12:06:00

Damnesia is that what happens to beavers and muskrats when they forget where they live??? - Nosila, 2009-01-13: 19:48:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: elsee hym er

Sentence: Elsie found herself giving in more and more to Elseheimer syndrome. At her age, her doctor said it was normal to walk into a room and forget why you went there. But she knew it was worse, when she went to the doctor and forgot why she went there. Next time write a list, he suggested...

Etymology: Else (an alternative, other than what is given or implied) & Alzheimer (most common form of dementia disease, characteristic of forgetting things)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: room-nee-zhuh

Sentence: Cindy was busy reading the novel she had borrowed from her friend when she was remembered that she she had not yet taken something out of the freezer for her dinner. By the time she made it to the kitchen she was struck by a case of roomnesia, unable to remember why she had made the journey. She had to return to her book and read three more chapters before the thought came back to her.

Etymology: room (a portion of space within a building or other structure, separated by walls or partitions from other parts) + amnesia (loss of a large block of interrelated memories)

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Created by: soozay





I'm curious about your verboticism. Wish you had done a pronunciation, sentence and etymology. Did you know you get points for each of them ... especially the sentence. I'm looking forward to reading more from you. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-22: 11:31:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Jamagra. Thank you Jamagra. ~ James

arrrteest - 2008-03-21: 01:10:00
Been there many a time. It is weird when it happens when you're driving.

silveryaspen - 2008-03-21: 02:04:00
Whysly done, you Whys ones, Jamagra and James! (big silly grin/wink)

ErWenn - 2008-03-21: 02:06:00
Now this is a concept that genuinely needs a good word.

Jamagra - 2008-03-21: 02:27:00
James! How did you know about my harvest gold toilet?!

Jamagra - 2008-03-21: 02:32:00
James! How did you know about my harvest gold toilet?!

Jamagra - 2008-03-21: 02:34:00
Ack. Sorry about the deux referring to the loo.

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-21: 05:30:00
I'm curious as to why there's a carrot in her cleavage. Perhaps she was going there to eat it?

stache - 2008-03-21: 09:08:00
looks like a band-aid to me. great toon in any event. captures the feeling to a tee. and I should know.

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-21: 12:19:00
BTW, lovely toilet jamagra, but you really should remove the band-aid/carrot before you pose for pictures with it.

silveryaspen - 2008-03-21: 13:20:00
Brings a whole new meaning to the expression carrot top!

stache - 2008-03-21: 13:57:00
On third look I think it's merely an alluring peek at the d'ecolletage. Or else her bra is showing.

doseydotes - 2008-03-21: 14:19:00
I don't think the foreign object is her decollete, stache. I think it may be a partially-developed conjoined twin. More to the point, I'm pretty sure I know why she went into the WC: She was trying to find a "W".

Jamagra - 2008-03-21: 14:22:00
The band-aided carrot in the cleavage is sort of an Easter tradition at my house. Don't ask. heh.

stache - 2008-03-21: 14:25:00
mmmmmm. band-aids and carrots.

stache - 2008-03-21: 14:26:00
mmmmmmmm. partially-developed conjoined twins.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-21: 14:31:00
I think it's a carrot, a d'ecolletaged carrot. I thought it'd be better to use a carrot rather than a stick. Besides the stick is Jamagra's harvest gold toilet. ~ James

stache - 2008-03-21: 14:35:00
mmmmmmmm. partially-developed conjoined twins.

doseydotes - 2008-03-21: 14:43:00
See, that's the problem with this world. There are plenty of religious holidays that feature band-aided carrots, but not a single one that features partially-developed conjoined twins. If that's not descrimination, I don't know what is. I mean, who speaks for them? Besides the fully-developed twins to which they are joined, that is.

doseydotes - 2008-03-21: 14:47:00

doseydotes - 2008-03-21: 14:47:00

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-21: 14:51:00
I think the conjoined twins problem is replicating itself. I will fix this, one moment please... ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-21: 15:06:00
There I fixed it. And I added safety valve which will prevent accidental repeat flushing -- oops I mean posting. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-21: 18:45:00
Ah, sounds like a Kohler. Whooooosh! I dunno Jamagra, I think I'd remove that injured carrot before the Easter Buny comes sniffin' around. But then again...

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-21: 20:11:00
BTW James, great toon! Actually laughed out loud at this one, and the one a few days ago, but I forget what it was. Um, I took a trip to toonesia?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-21: 22:44:00
Thanks Purple! Perhaps the carrot catered to an obsession with vegetables? ~ James

Nosila - 2008-03-21: 23:59:00
Hello? It's Easter. Of course you'd place a carrot there to ensure the Easter Bunny might bring you something...DUH! Lettuce cornsider what would turnip with a bean there, done that attitude; a higher celery;frequent leeks; a Satsquash; and pepper that with the BEETles; Italian Scallions; and I'd haqve been on Okra Winfrey!

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-23: 20:09:00
HA! Lovely comment to endive the weekend!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-28: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by Jamagra. Thank you Jamagra. ~ James

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