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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: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: a piffa fail

Sentence: Walking gingerly out the door for work I realized I had forgotten my lunch. Upon entering my apartment, I had an epiphafail, my memory deceiving me and I had no idea why I had come back to my apartment.

Etymology: epiphany + FAIL

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Created by: karen





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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: lost - al - gyea

Sentence: Heloise would often suffer frustrating bouts of lostalgia when she was on a quest to retrieve or find something. Hard as she tried she just couldnt remember what she came for.

Etymology: Blend of lost and nostalgia


Simple but effective. - ErWenn, 2008-03-21: 09:06:00

Nice word. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 21:17:00


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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)


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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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ware/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)


luv the etymology and word ... cries out like the lost child in all of us when this happens! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-13: 12:21:00


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Created by: Bobness

Pronunciation: văk’-yōō-ity

Sentence: I needed something from the kitchen, but when I got there, I experienced a complete vacuuity.

Etymology: From the Latin: empty space, from neuter of vacuus and -ity: a state or quality.


Captures the essence of how empty we feel when our memory lapses! Outstanding word. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 21:20:00

Perhaps,it was the vacuum cleaner! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:03:00


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Created by: lplybon

Pronunciation: "DA-sha-u-blee-AY"

Sentence: Ingrid stood in the middle of the kitchen. She had come to this room ... for what? She had just come from the bedroom ... was it a snack, a drink -- medication -- she needed? To let the dogs out? Yes, yes, that was it. After that short period of dejaoublie, Ingrid felt scared and old.

Etymology: From the French language: "Deja"="Already, " "Oblie"="Forgotten"

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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)


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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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: diss-MEM-burr-eee

Sentence: Queen Jane tried to remind herself not to forget to remember something important as she entered the throne room. Just behind her forehead, urgent thoughts rattled around like mexican jumping beans about to hatch.The words "oral hygiene" were on the tip of her tongue, but that wasn't it. It might have something to do with the supersubmicroscopic spider crawling up the tiles, but she just couldn't put her finger on it. Perhaps her medication was causing this DISMEMBORY. Her thoughts drifted through her mind like dust motes in the fluid of her sight. WHAT exactly was she supposed to remember? The 39 Steps ? Queen Jane couldn't even recall where she had mislaid that potato chip. The odd thing was, she could recall the numbers to her combination lock in high school, but not what she did in the kitchen five minutes ago...Perhaps if she re-traced her steps, it would come rushing back to her like a hot kiss at the end of a wet fist. What was it? The McGuffen? Who knows?

Etymology: DISMEMBer+memORY=DISMEMBORY..... DISMEMBER:to break up or tear into pieces, especially brain cells,to cut off or disjoin the limbs, members, or parts of one's profound thoughts; Middle English dismembren, from Anglo-French desmembrer, from des- dis- + membre member.....MEMORY:a particular act of recall or recollection, the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and sometimes forgotten, especially through associative mechanisms, the store of things learned and retained from an organism's activity or experience as evidenced by modification of structure or behavior or by recall and recognition; Middle English memorie, from Anglo-French memoire, memorie, from Latin memoria, from memor mindful; akin to Old English gemimor well-known, Greek mermēra care, Sanskrit smarati "she remembers".


metrohumanx How far is Winnipeg from Montreal? - metrohumanx, 2009-01-13: 07:42:00

metrohumanx Uhhh...I was going to write something clever here, but I forgot what it was. - metrohumanx, 2009-01-13: 07:48:00

cleverness is evading me also but this word is clever enough!! - mweinmann, 2009-01-13: 11:24:00

Immediately upon saying this word, couldn't help but think 'dismembered' memory! Captures the fright in losing the mind! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-13: 12:04:00

in answer to your question - very far - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-13: 12:07:00

Memories, all alone in the moonlight is nostalgic, but it sounds like a comedy when you sing Dismembories, all alone on a long flight from Winnipeg to Montreal... - Nosila, 2009-01-13: 19:46:00


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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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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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