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'What was I looking for?'

DEFINITION: n. A condition where you get so distracted by the fact that you can't find something, that you forget what you were looking for. v. To forget what you are looking for while you are looking for it.

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Created by: Maureen

Pronunciation: stum-ble-ser-ch

Sentence: John's gone for another one of his stumblesearches and he'll soon be asking us what it was he was looking for.

Etymology: stumble- from stumbling block when one draws a blank. search - to look for something.

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: lost/en/con/fownd

Sentence: Lostenconfound is the predicament in which Harry found himself more and more frequently.

Etymology: lost and found + confound

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: allz-hun-ter

Sentence: Carl was certain that he had early onset of Alzhunter's Disease when he began to forget what it was that he was looking for in the first place; however, while he was hunting it, he found what he was looking for yesterday -- except he couldn't remember why he was looking for it.

Etymology: Alzheimer's Disease: dimentia often beginning with short-term memory loss + hunter: one who searches or seeks for something


artr I often find things by looking for something else. - artr, 2009-10-01: 11:06:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sēknēzhə

Sentence: Al suffers from seeknesia. Not only does he have trouble finding things, he often forgets what he was looking for in the first place. The results of these slips can sometimes be a bit shocking like the time he went out to shovel his sidewalk and realized that what he had been looking for before seeknesia struck was twofold, his snow shovel and his pants.

Etymology: seek (attempt to find something) + amnesia (a partial or total loss of memory)

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: for-oh-four-got

Sentence: Because she suffered from mysplasia, Sue fourofourgot that she was looking for her keys and walked out to her car, content in the fact that she had found the remote.

Etymology: 404 - error message "Not Found"; forgot (literally, to not find, then forget)


I can imagine people of the future using this word... - Discoveria, 2007-03-15: 10:11:00

Speaking of people, I wonder why so many players are 404'd lately. Hope they weren't verbducted to another room. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-15: 11:46:00


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Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: eye-tem-NEES-yah

Sentence: After 20 minutes of frantically searching through her Prius, Sharon paused, stricken with itemnesia. Now WHAT was she looking for?

Etymology: item + amnesia

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FLASH-blanc

Sentence: As has been happening all too often lately Delbert's mind was wandering while he was looking for his car keys and he had another flashblank, his mind going totally devoid of thought and leaving him completely unable to concentrate.

Etymology: Blend of 'flash' and 'blank' on the word flashback

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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: diss + find + shun + ull

Sentence: I got so upset over my missing wallet that I was completely disfindtional. But I did find my mobile phone, at least. Now if I only had some cash...

Etymology: disfunctional + find

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Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: sikh-errs-blok

Sentence: He knew it would be in the last place he looked, but his seekersblock proved something of an obstacle.

Etymology: From "writer's block" and "seek". Always wonder whether you're allowed 2 separate words, because "seeker's block" would be better here.

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Created by: EffingCharms

Pronunciation: dis -place- ee- ahh



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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-15: 00:12:18
Today's definition was suggested by mana1066.
Thank you mana1066! ~ James

erasmus erasmus - 2007-03-15: 12:25:00
I do believe in the UK the DJ on Radio 2 called Terry Wogan calls this a senior moment but thats two words.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-15: 20:02:00
Funny thing is that it's been happening to me since I was a kid... Do think it's going to get worse as I get older?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-01: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by mana1066. Thank you mana1066. ~ James