Verboticism: Nymectomy

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Nymectomy

Created by: ErWenn

Definition: v. To be unable to remember the name of a person you are speaking to, even though you've had a long-standing, and perhaps even an intimate relationship. n. An inability to remember a person's name.

Pronunciation: /nəˈmɛktəˌmi/ /nuh-MEHK-tuh-Mee/

Sentence: Damn you! If you hadn't asked me, I wouldn't have had any problem remembering his name. How many times have I asked you to stop performing nymectomies on me?

Etymology: 2008 coined in Eng. from nym- (Gk. "onyma" meaning name) + -ectomy (Gk. "ektome" meaning "a cutting out")

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Comments: Nymectomy

silveryaspen - 2008-03-04: 10:32:00
Roaring with laughter! Unlike most ectomies, nymectomies are contagious! Wonderful creation! It's a winner in my book!

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-04: 13:04:00
a little angry are we today ErWenn?

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-04: 19:47:00
A really good word.

ErWenn - 2008-03-04: 23:50:00
That'll teach me to verbotomize while I have a migraine.