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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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Stumblesearch

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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Dejalose

Created by: Mobelia

Pronunciation: Day-Jah-LooZ

Sentence: When wandering around with dejalose, you often have to stop looking in order to trigger recall of what you are looking for.

Etymology: from Deja Vous french for "all over again" and lose as in misplace from Lose -

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Brainmoshed

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: brainmoshed

Sentence: He was so brainmoshed, that he didn't realise the keys in his own hands - and if he would, he would have just put them aside an forgot about them...

Etymology: brain + mosh

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Wherehead

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: HWEHR-hehd

Sentence: I whereheaded about until I saw the keys, at which point I remember that I was looking for them in the first place.

Etymology: where + [air]head

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Stemel

Created by: Ahmad

Pronunciation: ste-ml

Sentence: After every 10 minutes , Jamil comes and asks what questions are expected in tomorrow's paper , exams has turned him into a stemel.

Etymology: Stemel is the acronym for Short term memory loss.

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Seekersblock

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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Absentfinded

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ab - sent - fine - ded

Sentence: Felicity was absentfinded. Everytime she went to look for something, she forgot what she was supposed to be looking for.

Etymology: absent-minded, find

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COMMENTS:

Our words today are very similar -this proves great minds think alike! Good word! - splendiction, 2009-10-01: 19:10:00

great word - Nosila, 2009-10-01: 20:22:00

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Disfindtional

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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Unfounder

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Un-fownd-dur

Sentence: Tom had been searching for his car keys for hours when suddenly he unfoundered; his mind blanked and he couldn't remember what he needed to do.

Etymology: Unfound + founder. Founder: to stumble, fail, collapse etc.

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Disfolocate

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: dis-foh-loh-keht

Sentence: While hunting for his keys, Bob disfolocated and grabbed his jacket instead.

Etymology: dis=bad, fo=first syllable of "forget" and "focus" (pronounced as in "focus"), locate

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Comments:

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