Verboticism: Lethambulate

Lethambulate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Definition: n. The moment of loss, hesitation and confusion, which occurs when you enter a room and immediately forget why. v. To forget why you entered a room.

Pronunciation: leth-AM-byuh-late

Sentence: Yesterday worn out by the aging-process, irresolution and a few too many drops of Irish whiskey, I choose sleep rather than my daily dose of Verbotomy. However, in the middle of the night something - some strange verbotomy voodoo, perhaps, hellbent on wrecking my sleep caused me to open my eyes and sit up, wide awake and listen intently. I thought i could hear a voice, saying "verbotomy, verbotomy, verbotomy!" Soon after I found myself sitting in front of my computer, confused, dumbstruck and disorientated. Not knowing what I had planned to do there, I lethambulated back to bed. Next morning upon telling Roxie of my strange experience, she said, "I think you misheard, it was probably your own mind telling you that you need a lobotomy!"

Etymology: Conflation of LETH:forget, forgetfulness & AMBULATE:to walk.

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Comments: Lethambulate

metrohumanx - 2009-01-13: 07:53:00
Hellbenders! Great DEF and thanks for the laughter.

readerwriter - 2009-01-13: 09:09:00
HUGE laughs all around the room!

Jabberwocky - 2009-01-13: 12:06:00
terrific

silveryaspen - 2009-01-13: 12:10:00
Welcome back. Fun sentence! Fun word!