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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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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ram-jammed

Sentence: Margaret wondered if she may have studied a little too hard the night before her test when she realized she had gotten cram ramjammed trying to access the data.

Etymology: RAM: random access memory (memory; storage on a computer) jammed: to get stuck or blocked; crammed in too tightly

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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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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: inn-tell-eck-trance

Sentence: When she entellectranced during her exam and left most of the answers blank, she realised later that all was not lost. That night while she slept she rattled off the answers perfectly in sequence while she talked in her sleep. Her husband, oblivious and never waking up to her droning voice, suddenly became highly educated on women's studies and gender analysis, constructions and intersections of race, class, age, ability and sexuality in popular culture, everyday life, the arts, the sciences, politics, societies, and the economy.

Etymology: intellect + trance (as in dazed)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ko nun dum

Sentence: It was her worst nightmare. Mary Jane had studied hard for her finals. In fact, she'd spent hours cramming in knowledge for the big day. She'd answered every multiple choice question and felt confident that her answer was the right one in each case. All finished, she just had to complete the top portion with her personal information. She froze when it asked for her address and phone number. Having just moved, she could not for the life of her remember them. AAAgh! What a conundumb and her not allowed to open her purse. She obviously had crammed too much intense trivia in her brain cells and bumped out a simple sequence of numbers. Time's up, Mary Jane!

Etymology: Conundrum (a difficult problem;enigma;something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained;riddle) & Dumb (slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;stupid)

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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: in SPELL i gence

Sentence: Brian’s last question from the audience stupefied him. “Well, the truthh izz....” He lost his train of thought mid-sentence, hesitated, then launched into a full inspelligence of senseless blubbering. “Andi oeej f iaoe uck sjdi...” This got worse! Was he speaking meaningless drivellence or an obscure language? Moments later, he snapped to alertness to ask: who he was, where he was and why him? It was a stroke of ingenious speculation.

Etymology: From intelligent and spell: to fall into a trance-like state while exercising one's intelligence.


Inspellbinding - Nosila, 2009-04-16: 02:14:00

“Andi oeej f iaoe uck sjdi...” - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:36:00

My whole comment didn't show... What the “Andi oeej f iaoe uck sjdi...?” Good one! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:38:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ih-pif-uh-not

Sentence: Sarah studied diligently for the test but when time came to show what she knew, she was struck with an epiphanot. As Curly of Three Stooges fame said, "I'm trying to think but nothing happens".

Etymology: epiphany (a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something) + not (negative result)

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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'.


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

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


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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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Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: brayn-rehk

Sentence: "Ah Choo Choo," Tallulah exclaimed, looking down at her test paper. She had lost her train of thought. She had forgotten to take her meds and a brainwreck had taken place at the crossroads of Synapse and Catalyst.

Etymology: Playing on TRAINWRECK


A great word! - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 20:08:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-04-16: 00:21:00


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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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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