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'What was I looking for?'

DEFINITION: n. A condition where you get so distracted by the fact that you can't find something, that you forget what you were looking for. v. To forget what you are looking for while you are looking for it.

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Created by: Sketchy

Pronunciation: memo-REE-verse

Sentence: The Doctor said It's a condition called memoreverse...wait, what was I saying again?

Etymology: Memory, Reverse

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Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: eye-tem-NEES-yah

Sentence: After 20 minutes of frantically searching through her Prius, Sharon paused, stricken with itemnesia. Now WHAT was she looking for?

Etymology: item + amnesia

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Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: HWEHR-hehd

Sentence: I whereheaded about until I saw the keys, at which point I remember that I was looking for them in the first place.

Etymology: where + [air]head

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Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: hell-tor-sEk-or

Sentence: Jill's search for her keys turned into a helterseeker. She forgot that she is seeking her keys when she stumbled onto a shoe she lost 2 months ago.

Etymology: helter skelter/seek

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Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: dam-nee-zhuh

Sentence: When you forget what you forgot it might be senility but it's probably just a case of damnesia.

Etymology: damn + amnesia


lol... i get this all the time. - Sketchy, 2007-03-15: 16:46:00


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Created by: Ahmad

Pronunciation: ste-ml

Sentence: After every 10 minutes , Jamil comes and asks what questions are expected in tomorrow's paper , exams has turned him into a stemel.

Etymology: Stemel is the acronym for Short term memory loss.

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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: diss + find + shun + ull

Sentence: I got so upset over my missing wallet that I was completely disfindtional. But I did find my mobile phone, at least. Now if I only had some cash...

Etymology: disfunctional + find

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: which-hunt

Sentence: as he aimlessly entered the kitchen again, he realised he needed to give up this whichhunt.

Etymology: which, hunt, witch hunt


excellost! - galwaywegian, 2007-03-15: 06:03:00

This could be rendered as a verb, nice. - mplsbohemian, 2007-03-15: 19:27:00

this works also because, as in a witchhunt, one is actually unlikely to find something when they forget to look for it or won't notice it when they see it - ekath, 2007-03-22: 22:37:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: roŏmnēzhə

Sentence: Tom has more nesias than you can shake a stick at. There*s roomnesia, where he is working and realizes he needs something to complete his task only to forget what he was going to find when he leaves the room. There is roamnesia, where he forgets what he was working on as soon as he starts to wander in search of something he now can\'t remember. He also shows signs of homenesia, where he forgets where he is going as soon as he leaves the house and Romenesia where he can*t remember his vacation to Italy. Tom figures the final stage will be tombnesia when he can forget everything and get some long-lasting rest.

Etymology: room (a part or division of a building enclosed by walls, floor, and ceiling) + amnesia (a partial or total loss of memory)


mrskellyscl I have worknesia, where I get so distracted thinking up a word for Verbotomy that I forget to get ready for work. - mrskellyscl, 2009-10-01: 06:40:00


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Created by: EffingCharms

Pronunciation: dis -place- ee- ahh



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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-15: 00:12:18
Today's definition was suggested by mana1066.
Thank you mana1066! ~ James

erasmus erasmus - 2007-03-15: 12:25:00
I do believe in the UK the DJ on Radio 2 called Terry Wogan calls this a senior moment but thats two words.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-15: 20:02:00
Funny thing is that it's been happening to me since I was a kid... Do think it's going to get worse as I get older?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-01: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by mana1066. Thank you mana1066. ~ James