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'Hope that's not my brain up there...'

DEFINITION: n. An out-of-body, or out-of-brain, experience which occurs when faced with a demanding intellectual challenge. v. To lose your train of thought while trying to demonstrate your intellectual prowess.

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Knowitnot

Created by: peenookie

Pronunciation: Like know it all...

Sentence: My boss is trying to tell me how this works?! He is such a knowitnot, he wouldn't know the how to handle this even if he had the policy and procedure book in front of him.

Etymology: know it all and not knowing it = knowitnot

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Cranidumb

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kray nee dum

Sentence: Marcia was experiencing an episode of cranidumb while she was writing her finals. She could not even complete the multiple choice questions because she temporarily had forgotten enything she ever knew. Forget about joining MENSA, she needed to find an Alzheimer's specialist quickly...

Etymology: Cranium (part of the skull that encloses the brain) & Dumb (not smart)

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Acumeander

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ack-you-mee-anda

Sentence: Cinnamon's special topic on mastermind was "spices in Asian cuisine". Once the timer started and the host began asking questions, she began to acumeander. She could no longer think straight and mixed her cardamon with her cumin and the galangal with the ginger.

Etymology: acumen (keenness of mind) + meander (wander around, get sidetracked)

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COMMENTS:

Spicy! - Nosila, 2009-04-16: 02:12:00

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Knowpiate

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: no - pee - et

Sentence: Sigmund sat for his bar exams on Wednesday but for some reason, he felt like he had taken a knowpiate....everything he thought he knew was suppressed somehow and his brain felt foggy.

Etymology: knowledge, know, opiate (opiates dull the senses, suppress the activity of the central nervous system)

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COMMENTS:

Excellent blending of words! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 11:56:00

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Einstymied

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: īnstīmēd

Sentence: Randall is the youngest ever in his school to take Master's-level physics. Some call him a prodigy. Today he feels more like a brick of prodicheese. He is completely Einstymied by the test in front of him. Apparently his brain has gone back to bed without him.

Etymology: Einstein (a genius) + stymied (prevent or hinder the progress of)

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COMMENTS:

ha ha! well done! - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 21:36:00

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Transcendentaldeprivation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz-en-dentl-dep-ruhv-ay-shun

Sentence: Gilbert had recurring episodes of transcendentaldeprivation and particularly so when he was trying to show off his imaginary mental agility wherein his mind would wander completely off topic causing him to lose his train of thought entirely.

Etymology: Blend of 'transcendental' (being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural) and 'deprivation',(dispossession; loss) a play on the term 'transcendental meditation'.

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COMMENTS:

Also transcenmental ....wonderful word! - mweinmann, 2009-04-15: 08:50:00

Highly Clever! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 12:01:00

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Lapsody

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Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: lap-so-dee

Sentence: Jake was bemused by the fact he had forgotten a whole page of his clarinet solo previously committed to memory - a lapsody in blue, as it were.

Etymology: lapse - a temporary failure of concentration, memory or judgement. rhapsody - an effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling.

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Disconnectedcerebralblankout

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: dis-con-nect-ed-ce-re-bral-blank-out

Sentence: Sable was taking her medical board exam as she suddenly had a "disconnectedcerebralblankout" Not one word or idea or answer would enter her thoughts...as she was so disconnected her mind went completely blank.

Etymology: Disconnected:Not connected,separate; also:incoherent. Cerebral:Of or relating to the brain or the intellect. Blank:Appearing or causing to appear dazed,confounded. Out:So as to be missing or displaced from the usual or proper place.

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Slipnaughts

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: slip naughts

Sentence: Mr. S. M. Arty Pants pompously pontificated his perspicacious perceptions perpetually. People paid little attention to his weary, dreary, tiresome tedious technical talking. Suddenly, his speech suspended when his mind suffered slipnaughts and left him tied up in silence.

Etymology: SLIP, NAUGHT, SLIPKNOTS. When a mind slips (falls)into naughts (nothings), it becomes all slipknotted (tied up) in silence.

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COMMENTS:

hahaha....slipknots are pefect...they can go either way, as evidenced by Mr. Arty Pants... - mweinmann, 2009-04-15: 08:49:00

- great blending, crafty name "Smarty Pants" and effective alliteration! Stunning. - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 21:35:00

I'm shcpitting on my schreeen az I read your "slipnaughts" and I'm perpetually shaying you're obshurevayshuns are schpot on! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-16: 18:50:00

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Brainout

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: bray-n-ow-t

Sentence: David was experiencing major brainout when on jeopardy, and was asked "This is the color yellow and blue make". He answered "What is purple?". He felt even worse when watching and noticed he and all the other players were wearing green shirts that day.

Etymology: Play on blankout. Brain (your thinker!) + out (forgetting, drawing a blank, OR as in external, not with you)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-15: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-16: 20:11:00
Metro,YOU ROCK! :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-28: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James