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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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Created by: CrayonWarrior

Pronunciation: X-Sampa : entrezIteIshVn ent-trez-it-ey-shun

Sentence: Betty was faced with severe entresitation when she couldn't remember what she could possibly want on entering the attic

Etymology: enter - to go inside hesitation - a moment of pause

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: loon o trik

Sentence: Margie stopped in the bathroom and looked puzzled. She was having a loonotrick moment again. It was like her mind was playing memory ping pong on her. A memory or thought was bounced back and forth between the awake part of her brain and the one that was fast becoming Sleeping Beauty. She forgot it was midnight and she had to get ready to go to her bed. She had sat at her computer trying to think of a new word for her to verbotomize (or was it lobotomize?) and then she wandered into the loo for some reason. Why did this sound all too familiar? Why is she sitting at this computer again? Do loonotricks coincide with the lunacy of the full moon? Do crazy hookers turn loonotricks?

Etymology: loo (toilet) & lunatic ( foolish, crazy, insane, mad, eccentric) & trick (illusion, to mystify, an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent)


(Perhaps she should skip to the loo a little bit more! Sometimes we think better on the loo ... it seems to help us cut thru the crap!) Superbly Hilarious! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 02:13:00

love memory ping pong - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:43:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:09:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: wändərlôst

Sentence: Jill laughs at her mother when she has a ”senior moment”, forgetting why she went from one room to another to get who knows what. The truth is Jill is wanderlost almost as often as her mom.

Etymology: wander (walk or move in a leisurely, casual, or aimless way) + lost (unable to find one's way)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: damnēzhə

Sentence: Charlie would often have bouts of damnesia where he would get up from what he was doing to get something and then forget what he meant to get. This occurrence would inevitably elicit his favorite expletive, "Damn!". Most of the time returning to the starting point would refresh the thought but not always. Those were the moments that worried him the most.

Etymology: Damn (exclamation expressing anger, surprise, or frustration) + amnesia (a partial or total loss of memory)


I started to write something clever... Oh, well! - wayoffcenter, 2009-01-13: 06:08:00

metrohumanx Damned clever! - metrohumanx, 2009-01-13: 07:51:00

Damn good! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-13: 12:06:00

Damnesia is that what happens to beavers and muskrats when they forget where they live??? - Nosila, 2009-01-13: 19:48:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: adl-NEESEya

Sentence: Serenity often experienced frustrating and frightening bouts of addlenesia when she'd set out to look for or retrieve some object in another room or place.

Etymology: blend of 'addle' (to make or become confused) and 'amnesia' (A loss of memory, especially one brought on by some distressing or shocking experience)


metrohumanx Great combination! - metrohumanx, 2009-01-13: 07:55:00

ditto - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-13: 12:06:00

the cowgirls used to suffer from saddlenesia! - galwaywegian, 2009-01-13: 13:01:00

And kayakers suffer from paddlenesia and Mounties from straddlenesia! - Nosila, 2009-01-13: 19:51:00

metrohumanx Rattlenesia? - metrohumanx, 2009-01-14: 01:14:00


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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)


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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Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: day/zha/noo (like "deja vu")

Sentence: Shelley knew she had come into the loo with something to do, but now she had no clue what to do. Another moment of deja knew. Or deja loo.

Etymology: deja vu (Fr. "already seen") + knew


Intriguing! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 02:29:00

Shelley must be a Dr. Zeus fan - bookowl, 2008-03-21: 15:04:00

Dejectable! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 00:35:00

Gezhundeit!! - Mustang, 2008-03-22: 08:10:00


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Created by: Kennecticut

Pronunciation: gofer got

Sentence: I went to the fridge and immeadiately gofergot why I was there



Clever creation. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 21:23:00

Very good! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-22: 06:40:00


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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)


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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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.


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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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

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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

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