Vote for the best verboticism.

'I wish I knew what I'm thinking?'

DEFINITION: n. A lost thought; v. To become distracted and lose track of what you were thinking.

Create | Read


Click on each verboticism to read the sentences created by the Verbotomy writers, and to see your voting options...

You have two votes. Click on the words to read the details, then vote your favorite.


Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ir ret treev ab ilitee

Sentence: It happened again. Brianna had another irritrievability session. Her train of thought had become derailed again. It was like being an amnesiac in a soap opera. She could not remember anything from a second ago, nevermind longer. It all started when she began dating her co-star, Drew A. Blanc. He seemed to have no memory at all. Probably a good thing in Hollywood, but a bad thing for her...had they had their first kiss, gotten married, had a child? Who knew??? All that Brianna did know was that she would have to get back on the Ginko-Biloba again soon, or her career might be over! Whoulda thought????

Etymology: Irretrievable (impossible to recover or recoup or overcome) & Irritate (annoy;disturb, especially by minor irritations) & Ability (possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done).

Vote For | Comments and Points


Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: thred-rift

Sentence: I had just the perfect final thought for my paper, but then I lost hold of it and the next minute it was threadrift.

Etymology: Thread (as in thread of an idea or thought) + drift (to move away)

Vote For | Comments and Points


Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: blink/ling

Sentence: Several times a day I get an earth shattering blinkling but then in an instant, it's gone

Etymology: inkling + blink


Hey Jabber... Congrats on your win last week! Well deserved! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-21: 18:02:00


Vote For | Comments and Points


Created by: fredm

Pronunciation: deja-lost

Sentence: As soon as she heard it, she had the feeling of dejalost - it was a thought she would never remember.

Etymology: dejalost - from deja (Fr.: already) + forgotten antonymn: "deja vu"

Vote For | Comments and Points



Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sliptkägnəzənt

Sentence: Much like the old quote from the Three Stooges, ”I’m trying to think but nothing happens” John can lose a thought before it he can even finish formulating it. In a slippedcognizant moment he can even forget the Alamo.

Etymology: slipped cog (mental mistake) + cognizant (having knowledge or being aware of)

Vote For | Comments and Points


Created by: ldikarev

Pronunciation: THink slip

Sentence: As I was about to win the noble prize for general awesomeness of ideas I had abrupt thinkslip and lost all memory of my idea.

Etymology: think slip

Vote For | Comments and Points


Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: k-ah-s-t-uh-th-ough-t

Sentence: Jenna tried to remember her castathought but she had lost her concentration.

Etymology: castaway+thought

Vote For | Comments and Points



Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: men-sab-sen-she-a

Sentence: On your 50th birthday you become eligible to join Mensabsentia. Members of this society can be identified by the blank look on their faces upon walking into a room, followed by an abrupt turnabout as the person goes back to where he or she started to see if they can remember why they went there in the first place. Members can often be heard saying "I used to be smart -- I even went to college and got my Master's!" Other characteristic phrases may be: "Turn that thing down -- are you deaf?" "Where the hell is my..." "Why, when I was your age..." and "What does it mean when the screen is black?"

Etymology: mensa: an exclusive society where the membership must have IQ test results better than 98% of the population + in absencia: in absence

Vote For | Comments and Points


Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: mush-brayn

Sentence: People over 35 begin to receive mushbrains more frequently as they age and this usually marks the onset of rotting from the inside- otherwise known as the aging process.

Etymology: mush (a thick, soft mass, can mold into a loaf for slicing and frying) brain (the grey & white matter between your ears)

Vote For | Comments and Points



Created by: artr

Pronunciation: breyn-dreyn

Sentence: Jill had a lot of great ideas going into the meeting but her braindrain was pulled when she saw Brian sitting in the conference room. She had such a crush on him that she just felt numbstruck.

Etymology: brain (mind; intellect) + drain (to exhaust the resources of)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...



Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-21: 01:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by ziggy41. Thank you ziggy41! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-04: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by ziggy41. Thank you ziggy41. ~ James