Verboticism: Namenesic

'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: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: nam/eh/nee/sic

Sentence: Boy was namenesic since birth, probably because his parents had a hard time remembering his name. He finally decided to call every woman doll and every man, man.

Etymology: name + amnesic

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Comments: Namenesic

ErWenn - 2008-03-04: 09:58:00
I was sure someone would beat me to this one. Grr, I'll get you next time, Jabberwocky!

silveryaspen - 2008-03-04: 10:10:00
Easy does it ... most of the time! Simplicity is always appealing! Nice one!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-04: 19:44:00
Schmidt's " A Medical Word Finder" gives 'Lethonomia' as inability to recognize names and ' Anomia' as loss of ability to recognize names; I like your word better.