Verboticism: Chumnundrum

'Who's the lucky lady?'

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.

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: chum-NUN-drum

Sentence: When Bob couldn't remember the names of his five former partners and his ten children, his friends asked whether he was suffering from palzheimers, or was this chumnundrum just a last-hitch attempt to avoid palimony

Etymology: Blend of CHUM: mate, cobber,buddy & NUNDRUM of Conundrum: riddle, enigma. Alternative etymology: Chum: close friend; nun: none, not any & Drum: the facts, info.

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Comments: Chumnundrum

silveryaspen - 2008-12-29: 10:16:00
Terrific word. Very orignal etymology and that isn't easy with this definition!

Jabberwocky - 2008-12-29: 15:23:00
love it

Nosila - 2008-12-29: 18:49:00
Love it and palzheimers, too! What was the definition again??

metrohumanx - 2008-12-29: 19:11:00

mweinmann - 2008-12-30: 09:01:00
This is clever....parumpachumdum.