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Braindrop

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: brain-drop

Sentence: Um, I forget what I was going to write.

Etymology: Braindrops keep falling from my head. And just like the guy whose thoughts are too big for his head, nothing seems to stick....

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funny petaj - I like the song too - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-21: 09:35:00

Listen to the rhythm of the falling brain, telling me just what a fool I've been. - Clayton, 2007-05-21: 15:32:00

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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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Slippedcognizant

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sliptkägnəzənt

Sentence: Much like the old quote from the Three Stooges, ”I’m trying to think but nothing happens” John can lose a thought before it he can even finish formulating it. In a slippedcognizant moment he can even forget the Alamo.

Etymology: slipped cog (mental mistake) + cognizant (having knowledge or being aware of)

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Aydeedee

Created by: treyb

Pronunciation: Ey-dee-dee

Sentence: Arg, aydeedee, I forgot what I was going to tell you.

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Brainfart

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: brAin-fart

Sentence: Jill had a brainfart only 20 minutes into her speech. People noticed her distant stare and puzzled looks as she tried to recall the topic and reason for being at the podium.

Etymology: brain/fart, escape of bodily gas.

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

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Demnemon

Created by: Scattercat

Pronunciation: de-NEH-mon. Similar to denouement, with which it shares some aspects of connotation as well.

Sentence: He opened his mouth to begin the presentation, and his mind went blank; if he hadn't had his notecards ready, it would have been a total demnemonstration.

Etymology: The word has roots in 'demon', such as might be responsible for the phenomenon, and 'mnemonic', which in this experience is conspicuous in its absence. The prefix 'de-' and the root 'mnem' also combined to play a certain role here.

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Lought

Created by: JayBaldo

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Etymology: A terrible combo of lost and thought.

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Senihil

Created by: mjmlabs

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Comments:

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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