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Wanderlost

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈwɑndɚˌlɑst/

Sentence: After a six-hour drive, I finally pulled into Los Angeles and was immediately struck with a terrifying sense of wanderlost.

Etymology: from wander(lust) + lost

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COMMENTS:

You stuck me on replay with The Wanderer ... "Cause I'm a wanderer yeah the wanderer I roam around around around around around around around 'Cause I'm a wanderer I'm a wanderer." (Dion and the Belmonts old song). Wanderlust is so appealing ... wanderlost is not at all! You did a 180 by removing only one letter! Superb Creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 02:25:00

Captures the moment! - arrrteest, 2008-03-21: 13:30:00

But you'll be fine in the 'city of angels.' Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:02:00

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Goforgot

Created by: Kennecticut

Pronunciation: gofer got

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

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Befloodlement

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: bee/fud/dul/ment

Sentence: Carrie scratched her head in complete befloodlement. She was standing ankle deep in water from the overflowing bathtub but couldn't remember why she had a mop in her hands.

Etymology: befuddlement + flood

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COMMENTS:

Your brain had to delve into deep waters to come up with this one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 13:39:00

nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 00:32:00

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Ignoroomus

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ig-nuh-room-uhs/

Sentence: Heather just stood there, in the kitchen, looking around the room with a vacant expression, experiencing another case of ignoroomus. She'd been standing there for several minutes now, trying to remember what she came in here for, and she realized that she really had to go to the bathroom... which was ironic, since she was just in the bathroom five minutes ago, wondering what she was supposed to be doing there too. Brenda thought about it as she reluctantly returned to the bathroom — she'd recently dyed her hair blonde, and she wondered if her recurring case of ignoroomus was some sort of karmic revenge for all of those blonde jokes she had told over the years. She was so distracted by this thought that, when she entered the bathroom again, she'd forgotten why she was there.

Etymology: blend of; Ignoramus - extremely ignorant person, fool, dunce (from Latin, ignorare "not to know") + room - portion of space within a building (from German, raum "spacious")

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COMMENTS:

Brilliant etymology and blending. A superb creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:52:00

very funny Tigger - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:42:00

Great work; funny,too! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:10:00

Sounds like a case of roomatic fever. - Mustang, 2008-03-23: 05:20:00

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Hallsheimers

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hôlshīmərz

Sentence: Alvin has a bad case of hallsheimers, wandering from room to room trying to remember why he left what he was doing in the first place. Often ha has to return to the room of origin to get back on track. Sometimes he forgets where he started and what he was doing. At these times he goes to the kitchen and makes himself a chicken salad sandwich. He is having a lot of sandwiches lately.

Etymology: Halls (a corridor) + Alzheimer\'s (progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age, due to generalized degeneration of the brain)

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COMMENTS:

Finally, a word for my ailment. - catgrin, 2010-05-28: 08:23:00

If I remember correctly, that was a good word! - Nosila, 2010-05-28: 09:16:00

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Roomnesia

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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: room-knee-zha

Sentence: Vincent could keep straingt every single battle of the civil war, including dates, location, casualties and even which horses were there, but he frequently suffered a debilitating roomnesia, where in he would walk into a room and immediately walk out to have one of us remind him what his purpose in that room was.

Etymology: room + amnesia

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Roomatism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: room a tizm

Sentence: It happened to Eva again. She walked with purpose into a room and forget at once why she entered. Oh no, she thought, I'm becoming my Mother! When she met her Mom, the conversation always started with an organ recital...the Toelio in her Big Toe, the Kneemonia on her patella, the sacrifices her sacroiliac had made giving birth to Eva. Yes, when her Mom left, Pelvis had left the building. But her Mom always forgot where she put things (Leftomania), told her the same stories nine times (Repetitive Notions) and forgot why she went into the next room, she claimed it was Roomatism. Great, thought Eva, pretty soon I will be able to join my Mom at the Raisin Ranch, Restspinster Abbey, Rio de NoHairo, Battlestar Geriatrica, Bewildered Acres...I'll become Eva Destruction! Oh, yeah, now she remembered, why she entered the bathroom. But the reason, well, Depends...

Etymology: Room (a chamber; an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling;the people who are present in a room) & Rheumatism (any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues (like the brain) & Ism ( a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)

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COMMENTS:

I think I have that in my knees... - Mustang, 2009-01-14: 00:01:00

She also had Pursitis...you know when your purse is so heavy it hurts your shoulder! - Nosila, 2009-01-14: 00:09:00

metrohumanx Your creativity is boundless. Hilarious "ending", too. Amazing. - metrohumanx, 2009-01-14: 01:19:00

Clever word and story.... - mweinmann, 2009-01-14: 08:05:00

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Flusternation

Created by: moonchild71

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I'm chalking up my recurrent flusternations to middle-age dementia. Now, where DID I put that toilet paper???

Etymology:

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Dejaknew

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

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COMMENTS:

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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Whyunwise

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: why - un - wise

Sentence: Whynona, lived in a whyte house. She walked down her whyte hall, to her whybrary room, but when she got there, she asked herself "Why?" Over and over, her searching mind, asked the eternal whyning question: "Why am I here?." By and by, she had to admit she did not know. She remained whyunwise! Shelving it, for the time being, she was heard muttering "Anybody got a whys cracker?"

Etymology: Why: asking for a reason. Unwise: not having the answer. Abreviated form: y & y's ... related to m & m's ... cause I'm wishing this were a sweeter creation ... instead of the usual so and so!

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COMMENTS:

Oh ... by the way ... Whynona's house is not in Whyoming! Her song of the day is Why? Why, oh why did I ever leave Whyoming." - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:33:00

I don't know why, but I love the story. Maybe Whynona will see a whynoceros if she drinks enough whyne. Why, Why, Why, DeWhywa??? - Nosila, 2008-03-21: 02:05:00

I am enjoying your enhancements above ... to story and music both! That is much better song! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 02:38:00

whys words - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:50:00

Some many questions; some few answers! Great sentence and words! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 00:53:00

I think maybe Whynona is simply a whyner, or maybe a whyar? I would hope she'd whyse up. - Mustang, 2008-03-22: 04:36:00

So glad this was good for inspiring a few more creative laughs! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-22: 14:18:00

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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
I'VE ASKED YOU THREE TIMES!!!

doseydotes - 2008-03-21: 14:47:00
I DIDN'T MEAN TO, BUT, DANG IT, I DID!

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

'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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