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'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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Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: thred-rift

Sentence: I had just the perfect final thought for my paper, but then I lost hold of it and the next minute it was threadrift.

Etymology: Thread (as in thread of an idea or thought) + drift (to move away)

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: miss/trak/shun

Sentence: He suffers from serious misstraction

Etymology: distraction + miss

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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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Created by: grasshopper

Pronunciation: idea-otomy

Sentence: Dr.'s have recently put a name to the symptoms of a constant lose of though now known as ideaotomy

Etymology: idea-to have a thought otomy- the removal of something idea/otomy


That's a pretty cool word.I suffer from it a lot!! - angelheart, 2007-05-22: 16:14:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: roo/muh/nee/zhuh

Sentence: He was contemplating the most brilliant idea for a new e-company when ruminesia set in and all he could remember was that he really wanted a chocolate ice-cream cone.

Etymology: ruminate (think about, ponder) + amnesia


good one - Nosila, 2009-12-04: 18:16:00


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Created by: JayBaldo



Etymology: A terrible combo of lost and thought.

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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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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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Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: Trayn-mash

Sentence: Now, what did I come into this room for? Argh! I'm having a total trainmash!

Etymology: train - train of thought mash - crush, squash, smash wordplay on train crash

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: flee th ink

Sentence: He thought the thought was fleethink but he wasn't sure.

Etymology: fleeting think

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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