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'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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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: wändərlôst

Sentence: Jill laughs at her mother when she has a ”senior moment”, forgetting why she went from one room to another to get who knows what. The truth is Jill is wanderlost almost as often as her mom.

Etymology: wander (walk or move in a leisurely, casual, or aimless way) + lost (unable to find one's way)

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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)


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

She also had 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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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: flush/terd

Sentence: She was completely flushturd as she looked around the bathroom. Was she supposed to let out the bathwater or flush the toilet?

Etymology: flustered + flush + (you know)


Today and yesterday you seem stuck in the bathroom! We won't make you stay there until you remember why! Very innovative pun! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:42:00

HA! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-21: 06:20:00


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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


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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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: for - gent - trance

Sentence: As soon as I walked into the kitchen, I began to forgentrance the purpose of it all. The coffee was made, the dog was fed, the dishes were washed....but why oh why was I here?

Etymology: I saw many words in this one....Forget (be unable to remember) + Forge (To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward, to forge ahead) + Entrance (The action of entering, or going in; The place of entering, as a gate or doorway) + Trance (a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing)


Been there, done that.....but dont remember when. - Mustang, 2009-01-14: 00:00:00


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Created by: karen





Your creation expresses how it feels very well. Good word! Wish you had given us a pronunciation, sentence and etymology. Did you know you get points for each one of those three ... especially the sentence. Looking forward to seeing more from you. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-22: 10:49:00


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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


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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Created by: randa




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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: leth-AM-byuh-late

Sentence: Yesterday worn out by the aging-process, irresolution and a few too many drops of Irish whiskey, I choose sleep rather than my daily dose of Verbotomy. However, in the middle of the night something - some strange verbotomy voodoo, perhaps, hellbent on wrecking my sleep caused me to open my eyes and sit up, wide awake and listen intently. I thought i could hear a voice, saying "verbotomy, verbotomy, verbotomy!" Soon after I found myself sitting in front of my computer, confused, dumbstruck and disorientated. Not knowing what I had planned to do there, I lethambulated back to bed. Next morning upon telling Roxie of my strange experience, she said, "I think you misheard, it was probably your own mind telling you that you need a lobotomy!"

Etymology: Conflation of LETH:forget, forgetfulness & AMBULATE:to walk.


metrohumanx Hellbenders! Great DEF and thanks for the laughter. - metrohumanx, 2009-01-13: 07:53:00

HUGE laughs all around the room! - readerwriter, 2009-01-13: 09:09:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-13: 12:06:00

Welcome back. Fun sentence! Fun word! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-13: 12:10:00


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Created by: eddieR


Sentence: I can't remember anything when my enterheimers kicks in.

Etymology: noun. enter + (alz)heimers


Good one. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 21:25:00

Alzam! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:12:00


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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

doseydotes - 2008-03-21: 14:47:00

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

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