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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: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: room-nee-zha

Sentence: Sue noticed that after turning 40, episodes of geriantics were occurring more frequently, and roomnesia was most definitely one of them. She clearly remembered tucking the carrot into her cleavage, but had to go mission fishin' when she found herself in the bathroom with it.

Etymology: room, amnesia


Another simple, but effective word. - ErWenn, 2008-03-21: 09:07:00

geriantics could turn into geriantricks - another great definition - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:46:00

Carrot in the cleavage and mission fission, then seeing the carrot in her cleavage in the cartoon ... brought lots of laughter! Funtastic! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 13:18:00

The scary part of it is that I was experiencing this much before 40! - arrrteest, 2008-03-21: 13:32:00

I dig roomnesia, but I think I like geriantics even more. I've been looking for a word to describe walking in on my octagenarian parents doing it besides "OHMYGODMYEYES" - Banky, 2008-03-21: 20:31:00

I once claim I had roomnesia - Roxie wouldn't buy it! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:08:00

I'm thinking Sue might also be dealing with a severe case of roomatism. Her roomune system has been compromised. - Mustang, 2008-03-22: 06:56:00


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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: sub-lim-ak-shun

Sentence: Darlene stared blankly at the receptionist as she entered the hospital, dazed with sudden sublimaction. "What the hell am I doing here?" she silently thought, as she reached to quizzically scratch her head with her bloodied stump of an arm.

Etymology: sublimation - to pass directly from a solid to a gas; action - something that is done; thus, the evolution of a solid purpose into an fleeting notion that melts into the ether


very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:47:00

You write horror stories as well as S Crane! Very astute creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 13:30:00

petaj stump - how about sub limb action - petaj, 2008-03-21: 23:49:00

Seems Darlene has been left out on a limb. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:05:00


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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: bee/fud/dul/ment

Sentence: Carrie scratched her head in complete befloodlement. She was standing ankle deep in water from the overflowing bathtub but couldn't remember why she had a mop in her hands.

Etymology: befuddlement + flood


Your brain had to delve into deep waters to come up with this one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 13:39:00

nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 00:32:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: tsham bur neee zyah

Sentence: His chambernesia was almost as pronounced as his fathers gumnesia. it was probably just as well that both of his terms of office were over

Etymology: anmesia, chamber

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: flush/terd

Sentence: She was completely flushturd as she looked around the bathroom. Was she supposed to let out the bathwater or flush the toilet?

Etymology: flustered + flush + (you know)


Another way to say "Oh S**t! when we forget! Wow! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-13: 11:58:00


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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈwɑndɚˌlɑst/

Sentence: After a six-hour drive, I finally pulled into Los Angeles and was immediately struck with a terrifying sense of wanderlost.

Etymology: from wander(lust) + lost


You stuck me on replay with The Wanderer ... "Cause I'm a wanderer yeah the wanderer I roam around around around around around around around 'Cause I'm a wanderer I'm a wanderer." (Dion and the Belmonts old song). Wanderlust is so appealing ... wanderlost is not at all! You did a 180 by removing only one letter! Superb Creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 02:25:00

Captures the moment! - arrrteest, 2008-03-21: 13:30:00

But you'll be fine in the 'city of angels.' Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:02:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: for - gent - trance

Sentence: As soon as I walked into the kitchen, I began to forgentrance the purpose of it all. The coffee was made, the dog was fed, the dishes were washed....but why oh why was I here?

Etymology: I saw many words in this one....Forget (be unable to remember) + Forge (To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward, to forge ahead) + Entrance (The action of entering, or going in; The place of entering, as a gate or doorway) + Trance (a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing)


Been there, done that.....but dont remember when. - Mustang, 2009-01-14: 00:00:00


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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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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)


(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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Created by: doseydotes

Pronunciation: ˈen-tər-ˈplek-sə-tē

Sentence: Tilden stood in the doorway and looked about the room, which seemed suddenly unfamiliar. "Crap!" he cried, at the familiar, yet dreaded, feeling of enterplexity which now settled over him. "Penelope!" he called, "What did I come in here for?!"

Etymology: From the Greek, enter, meaning literally, "inside of ter"; from the Military-Industrial Complex, plex, meaning "glass which will not cut you"; and from the Valley Girl, ity, meaning "an it that is more it than other things are."


I don't think that etymology is accurate. - stache, 2008-03-21: 14:12:00

You're right, stache. I was trying to avoid being political, so I said it was "Valley Girl," but in reality, "ity" is a Clinton derivation. - doseydotes, 2008-03-21: 14:21:00


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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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