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Psyskip

Created by: katytee

Pronunciation:

Sentence: "Sorry, had a bit of a baffling little psyskip there...what was I saying again?"

Etymology: psych (i.e stuff to do with the mind) + skip (like what a CD might do)

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Amnesiache

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: am nee zhe ayk

Sentence: When stressed, Maggie became distracted and found herself with an amnesiache. When that old train of thought gets derailed, it's a pain in the caboose.

Etymology: Amnesia (partial or total loss of memory) & Ache (have a desire for something or someone who is not present)

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Irritrieveability

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ir ret treev ab ilitee

Sentence: It happened again. Brianna had another irritrievability session. Her train of thought had become derailed again. It was like being an amnesiac in a soap opera. She could not remember anything from a second ago, nevermind longer. It all started when she began dating her co-star, Drew A. Blanc. He seemed to have no memory at all. Probably a good thing in Hollywood, but a bad thing for her...had they had their first kiss, gotten married, had a child? Who knew??? All that Brianna did know was that she would have to get back on the Ginko-Biloba again soon, or her career might be over! Whoulda thought????

Etymology: Irretrievable (impossible to recover or recoup or overcome) & Irritate (annoy;disturb, especially by minor irritations) & Ability (possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done).

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Mislaidea

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: mis-ley-DEE-uh

Sentence: No one could recall the name of Gabriel's play; Randall chalked it up as a meager mislaidea, but Julia was determined to overcome the rememberference.

Etymology: mislaid + idea

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Attentionesia

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: ah ten shun e see ya

Sentence: During her speech a spell of attentionesia swept the next thought from her mind

Etymology: attention + amnesia

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Synapped

Created by: newworldview

Pronunciation: sin-apt

Sentence: Their loud talking on the train synapped my idea for a new invention.

Etymology: synapse + kidnapped

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Braindrain

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: breyn-dreyn

Sentence: Jill had a lot of great ideas going into the meeting but her braindrain was pulled when she saw Brian sitting in the conference room. She had such a crush on him that she just felt numbstruck.

Etymology: brain (mind; intellect) + drain (to exhaust the resources of)

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Rememberr

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: re-memb-er

Sentence: Sophie racked her brains to try and recall the witty comeback she was about to make to her nemesis at work. Unfortunately, her thoughts had switched inconveniently to what she needed to get at the shops on the way home and could only rememberr something totally inadequate.

Etymology: remember (the act of memory) + err (to make a mistake) + er (an expression which indicates uncertainty)

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Castathought

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: k-ah-s-t-uh-th-ough-t

Sentence: Jenna tried to remember her castathought but she had lost her concentration.

Etymology: castaway+thought

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Thurp

Created by: mgood

Pronunciation: th-urp

Sentence: I hope I can recover the thurp I just endured!

Etymology: combined thought with burp!

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COMMENTS:

I've had a thurp before myself. - texmom, 2007-05-23: 00:22:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-21: 01:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by ziggy41. Thank you ziggy41! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-04: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by ziggy41. Thank you ziggy41. ~ James

'I wish I knew what I'm thinking?'

DEFINITION: n. A lost thought; v. To become distracted and lose track of what you were thinking.

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