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'Why did I come into this room?'

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.

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Entrefugue

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: ŏn'trā fyōōg

Sentence: "What the hell was it I was after?" Herman muttered as he wandered about his bungalow. In the middle of an oil change, he had gotten dirty oil on the pocket of his jeans, his keys and the doorknob in the process of reentering. He could only stand there, empty beer bottle in hand, and hope his entrefugue would soon pass.

Etymology: entree, the act of entering; fugue, a period during which a person suffers from loss of memory, often begins a new life, and, upon recovery, remembers nothing of the amnesic phase.

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COMMENTS:

Great opening line ... broke out laughing and can't quit ... for the last lines in your etymology ... made me laugh even harder! Funtastic! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:37:00

Neat word. With a slight variation, "Entréefugue" could be used for when you forget what you ate for dinner. - Tigger, 2008-03-21: 02:10:00

Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-21: 06:19:00

There's definitely something about this definition that's begging to be put into French. It reminds me of concepts like deja vu or je ne sais quoi. So this word is right on. Fun to say with a French accent too. - ErWenn, 2008-03-21: 09:04:00

Ooh, that actually gives me an idea for a different "word" for today's definition: "je ne sais porquoi". - ErWenn, 2008-03-21: 09:05:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:40:00

petaj that could send you into a spin - would that be a centrifugue - petaj, 2008-03-21: 23:52:00

Excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 00:40:00

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Roomnesia

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: room-knee-zha

Sentence: Vincent could keep straingt every single battle of the civil war, including dates, location, casualties and even which horses were there, but he frequently suffered a debilitating roomnesia, where in he would walk into a room and immediately walk out to have one of us remind him what his purpose in that room was.

Etymology: room + amnesia

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Flushturd

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: flush/terd

Sentence: She was completely flushturd as she looked around the bathroom. Was she supposed to let out the bathwater or flush the toilet?

Etymology: flustered + flush + (you know)

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COMMENTS:

Today and yesterday you seem stuck in the bathroom! We won't make you stay there until you remember why! Very innovative pun! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:42:00

HA! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-21: 06:20:00

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Herenwhy

Created by: Northwoodsman

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Very appealing creation. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-22: 10:51:00

Wish you had given us a pronunciation, sentence and etymology. Did you know you get points for each one of those three ... especially the sentence. Looking forward to seeing more from you. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-22: 10:52:00

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Bellipud

Created by: soozay

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I'm curious about your verboticism. Wish you had done a pronunciation, sentence and etymology. Did you know you get points for each of them ... especially the sentence. I'm looking forward to reading more from you. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-22: 11:31:00

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Dejaoublier

lplybon

Created by: lplybon

Pronunciation: "DA-sha-u-blee-AY"

Sentence: Ingrid stood in the middle of the kitchen. She had come to this room ... for what? She had just come from the bedroom ... was it a snack, a drink -- medication -- she needed? To let the dogs out? Yes, yes, that was it. After that short period of dejaoublie, Ingrid felt scared and old.

Etymology: From the French language: "Deja"="Already, " "Oblie"="Forgotten"

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Forgotney

Created by: spotthecat1

Pronunciation: forgot-knee

Sentence: In a fog of forgotney, the girl wandered around the room before remembering that she was looking for the nail clippers.

Etymology: forgot (Old English - forgytan) + journey (from Old French - journee)

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COMMENTS:

like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:41:00

I admire your originality. Nice word. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 21:33:00

simple, but effective! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:11:00

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Aimnesience

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: aym -neezsh-ee- enss

Sentence: Jenna was juggling many thoughts in her head as she got up from the stack of papers she was sifting through. With a movement that indicated purpose, she walked down the hallway, down the flight of steps into the basement laundryroom and stopped short of the supply shelves, ironing board, and second freezer. Not sure what to do next, she suffered from a bought of aimnesience, as she tilted her head and furrowed her brows.

Etymology: aim (purpose) + amnesia (loss of memory)

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Those A words have it! A + ! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:55:00

Nice! - ErWenn, 2008-03-21: 02:07:00

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Flushturd

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: flush/terd

Sentence: She was completely flushturd as she looked around the bathroom. Was she supposed to let out the bathwater or flush the toilet?

Etymology: flustered + flush + (you know)

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COMMENTS:

Another way to say "Oh S**t! when we forget! Wow! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-13: 11:58:00

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Roomnesia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: room-nee-zhuh

Sentence: Cindy was busy reading the novel she had borrowed from her friend when she was remembered that she she had not yet taken something out of the freezer for her dinner. By the time she made it to the kitchen she was struck by a case of roomnesia, unable to remember why she had made the journey. She had to return to her book and read three more chapters before the thought came back to her.

Etymology: room (a portion of space within a building or other structure, separated by walls or partitions from other parts) + amnesia (loss of a large block of interrelated memories)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Jamagra. Thank you Jamagra. ~ James

arrrteest - 2008-03-21: 01:10:00
Been there many a time. It is weird when it happens when you're driving.

silveryaspen - 2008-03-21: 02:04:00
Whysly done, you Whys ones, Jamagra and James! (big silly grin/wink)

ErWenn - 2008-03-21: 02:06:00
Now this is a concept that genuinely needs a good word.

Jamagra - 2008-03-21: 02:27:00
James! How did you know about my harvest gold toilet?!

Jamagra - 2008-03-21: 02:32:00
James! How did you know about my harvest gold toilet?!

Jamagra - 2008-03-21: 02:34:00
Ack. Sorry about the deux referring to the loo.

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-21: 05:30:00
I'm curious as to why there's a carrot in her cleavage. Perhaps she was going there to eat it?

stache - 2008-03-21: 09:08:00
looks like a band-aid to me. great toon in any event. captures the feeling to a tee. and I should know.

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-21: 12:19:00
BTW, lovely toilet jamagra, but you really should remove the band-aid/carrot before you pose for pictures with it.

silveryaspen - 2008-03-21: 13:20:00
Brings a whole new meaning to the expression carrot top!

stache - 2008-03-21: 13:57:00
On third look I think it's merely an alluring peek at the d'ecolletage. Or else her bra is showing.

doseydotes - 2008-03-21: 14:19:00
I don't think the foreign object is her decollete, stache. I think it may be a partially-developed conjoined twin. More to the point, I'm pretty sure I know why she went into the WC: She was trying to find a "W".

Jamagra - 2008-03-21: 14:22:00
The band-aided carrot in the cleavage is sort of an Easter tradition at my house. Don't ask. heh.

stache - 2008-03-21: 14:25:00
mmmmmm. band-aids and carrots.

stache - 2008-03-21: 14:26:00
mmmmmmmm. partially-developed conjoined twins.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-21: 14:31:00
I think it's a carrot, a d'ecolletaged carrot. I thought it'd be better to use a carrot rather than a stick. Besides the stick is Jamagra's harvest gold toilet. ~ James

stache - 2008-03-21: 14:35:00
mmmmmmmm. partially-developed conjoined twins.

doseydotes - 2008-03-21: 14:43:00
See, that's the problem with this world. There are plenty of religious holidays that feature band-aided carrots, but not a single one that features partially-developed conjoined twins. If that's not descrimination, I don't know what is. I mean, who speaks for them? Besides the fully-developed twins to which they are joined, that is.

doseydotes - 2008-03-21: 14:47:00
I'VE ASKED YOU THREE TIMES!!!

doseydotes - 2008-03-21: 14:47:00
I DIDN'T MEAN TO, BUT, DANG IT, I DID!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-21: 14:51:00
I think the conjoined twins problem is replicating itself. I will fix this, one moment please... ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-21: 15:06:00
There I fixed it. And I added safety valve which will prevent accidental repeat flushing -- oops I mean posting. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-21: 18:45:00
Ah, sounds like a Kohler. Whooooosh! I dunno Jamagra, I think I'd remove that injured carrot before the Easter Buny comes sniffin' around. But then again...

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-21: 20:11:00
BTW James, great toon! Actually laughed out loud at this one, and the one a few days ago, but I forget what it was. Um, I took a trip to toonesia?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-21: 22:44:00
Thanks Purple! Perhaps the carrot catered to an obsession with vegetables? ~ James

Nosila - 2008-03-21: 23:59:00
Hello? It's Easter. Of course you'd place a carrot there to ensure the Easter Bunny might bring you something...DUH! Lettuce cornsider what would turnip with a bean there, done that attitude; a higher celery;frequent leeks; a Satsquash; and pepper that with the BEETles; Italian Scallions; and I'd haqve been on Okra Winfrey!

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-23: 20:09:00
HA! Lovely comment to endive the weekend!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-28: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by Jamagra. Thank you Jamagra. ~ James

DonaldHatry - 2018-05-29: 04:11:00
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