Verboticism: Palzheimers

'Who's the lucky lady?'

DEFINITION: v. To be unable to remember the name of a person you are speaking to, even though you've had a long-standing, and perhaps even an intimate relationship. n. An inability to remember a person's name.

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: palsz-HI-merz

Sentence: When Bob couldn't remember the names of his five former partners and his ten children, the judge wondered whether he was suffering from palzheimers, or that his namewashing was just a last-hitch attempt to avoid palimony.

Etymology: Blend of PAL: close friend, confidante etc & ALZHEIMERS: Used in the familiar and jocular sense for memory loss.

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Comments: Palzheimers

Jamagra - 2008-03-04: 08:54:00
Ach! You beat me to the Alzheimer's! (so to speak!)Well done, love your word.

ErWenn - 2008-03-04: 09:56:00
Good word. Kind of a sad idea, though.

silveryaspen - 2008-03-04: 10:20:00
The opposite of palzheimers might be wisenheimers! Palzheimers might be a form of palsy of the brain! Your word is so evocative of so much! Stunningly great!

galwaywegian - 2008-03-04: 12:11:00
a classic!!

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-04: 13:03:00
excellent Ozzie

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-04: 18:16:00

Tigger - 2008-03-04: 18:34:00
Unforgettable word, Bob!