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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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Damnesia

artr

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)

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COMMENTS:

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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Entresitation

CrayonWarrior

Created by: CrayonWarrior

Pronunciation: X-Sampa : entrezIteIshVn ent-trez-it-ey-shun

Sentence: Betty was faced with severe entresitation when she couldn't remember what she could possibly want on entering the attic

Etymology: enter - to go inside hesitation - a moment of pause

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Whuuh

Created by: c2flores

Pronunciation: Whu-uuu-hhh

Sentence: So, I got to the bathroom, and I was like whuuh, what am I doing, whuuh, where is my laptop?

Etymology: Phonetic, from the noise one makes one scratching head in confusion.

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Confuddled

Created by: karen

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COMMENTS:

Your creation expresses how it feels very well. Good word! 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: 10:49:00

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Hallsheimers

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hôlshīmərz

Sentence: Alvin has a bad case of hallsheimers, wandering from room to room trying to remember why he left what he was doing in the first place. Often ha has to return to the room of origin to get back on track. Sometimes he forgets where he started and what he was doing. At these times he goes to the kitchen and makes himself a chicken salad sandwich. He is having a lot of sandwiches lately.

Etymology: Halls (a corridor) + Alzheimer\'s (progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age, due to generalized degeneration of the brain)

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COMMENTS:

Finally, a word for my ailment. - catgrin, 2010-05-28: 08:23:00

If I remember correctly, that was a good word! - Nosila, 2010-05-28: 09:16:00

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Whereamibouts

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: wher/am/I/bouts

Sentence: I enter a room - I look around - I am faced with the eternal question - whereamIbouts?

Etymology: whereabouts + where am I + bouts (of forgetfulness)

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COMMENTS:

You and I may not know where you are ... but it is certainly not out in left field. It just feels too right! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 02:00:00

Certainly, something to ruminate upon! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 00:59:00

This is roominescent of the time I had amnesia....or did I have it twice? - Mustang, 2008-03-22: 08:09:00

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Loonotrick

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: loon o trik

Sentence: Margie stopped in the bathroom and looked puzzled. She was having a loonotrick moment again. It was like her mind was playing memory ping pong on her. A memory or thought was bounced back and forth between the awake part of her brain and the one that was fast becoming Sleeping Beauty. She forgot it was midnight and she had to get ready to go to her bed. She had sat at her computer trying to think of a new word for her to verbotomize (or was it lobotomize?) and then she wandered into the loo for some reason. Why did this sound all too familiar? Why is she sitting at this computer again? Do loonotricks coincide with the lunacy of the full moon? Do crazy hookers turn loonotricks?

Etymology: loo (toilet) & lunatic ( foolish, crazy, insane, mad, eccentric) & trick (illusion, to mystify, an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent)

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COMMENTS:

(Perhaps she should skip to the loo a little bit more! Sometimes we think better on the loo ... it seems to help us cut thru the crap!) Superbly Hilarious! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 02:13:00

love memory ping pong - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:43:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:09:00

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Forgotney

Created by: spotthecat1

Pronunciation: forgot-knee

Sentence: In a fog of forgotney, the girl wandered around the room before remembering that she was looking for the nail clippers.

Etymology: forgot (Old English - forgytan) + journey (from Old French - journee)

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COMMENTS:

like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:41:00

I admire your originality. Nice word. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 21:33:00

simple, but effective! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:11:00

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Wheretogo

Created by: moreface

Pronunciation: where-tih-go

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Etymology: variationon vertigo - execpt inthis case you can't remember why you came into a room.

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COMMENTS:

It should be spelled "wheretigo" - moreface, 2008-03-22: 12:03:00

Would like to have had a sentence to enjoy as well. Excellent word play. Excellent creation. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-22: 12:10:00

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Ignoroomus

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ig-nuh-room-uhs/

Sentence: Heather just stood there, in the kitchen, looking around the room with a vacant expression, experiencing another case of ignoroomus. She'd been standing there for several minutes now, trying to remember what she came in here for, and she realized that she really had to go to the bathroom... which was ironic, since she was just in the bathroom five minutes ago, wondering what she was supposed to be doing there too. Brenda thought about it as she reluctantly returned to the bathroom — she'd recently dyed her hair blonde, and she wondered if her recurring case of ignoroomus was some sort of karmic revenge for all of those blonde jokes she had told over the years. She was so distracted by this thought that, when she entered the bathroom again, she'd forgotten why she was there.

Etymology: blend of; Ignoramus - extremely ignorant person, fool, dunce (from Latin, ignorare "not to know") + room - portion of space within a building (from German, raum "spacious")

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COMMENTS:

Brilliant etymology and blending. A superb creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:52:00

very funny Tigger - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:42:00

Great work; funny,too! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:10:00

Sounds like a case of roomatic fever. - Mustang, 2008-03-23: 05:20:00

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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
I'VE ASKED YOU THREE TIMES!!!

doseydotes - 2008-03-21: 14:47:00
I DIDN'T MEAN TO, BUT, DANG IT, I DID!

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

DonaldHatry - 2018-05-29: 04:11:00
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