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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: cabu1





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: 10:35:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: no idea

Sentence: Milton always greeted her with a smile when she came expectantly into the room, but it was clear that her mind had gone blank."i love you" he'd say. "do you knowwhydear?"

Etymology: know why (antonym of no idea)


Perceptive sentence. Ingenious word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-22: 10:32:00


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Created by: Kennecticut

Pronunciation: gofer got

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



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

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


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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: Bobness

Pronunciation: văk’-yōō-ity

Sentence: I needed something from the kitchen, but when I got there, I experienced a complete vacuuity.

Etymology: From the Latin: empty space, from neuter of vacuus and -ity: a state or quality.


Captures the essence of how empty we feel when our memory lapses! Outstanding word. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 21:20:00

Perhaps,it was the vacuum cleaner! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:03:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ware/am/I/bouts

Sentence: I enter a room - I look around - I am faced with the eternal question - whereamIbouts?

Etymology: whereabouts + where am I + bouts (of forgetfulness)


luv the etymology and word ... cries out like the lost child in all of us when this happens! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-13: 12:21:00


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Created by: spotthecat1

Pronunciation: forgot-knee

Sentence: In a fog of forgotney, the girl wandered around the room before remembering that she was looking for the nail clippers.

Etymology: forgot (Old English - forgytan) + journey (from Old French - journee)


like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:41:00

I admire your originality. Nice word. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 21:33:00

simple, but effective! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:11:00


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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: stache

Pronunciation: ŏn'trā fyōōg

Sentence: "What the hell was it I was after?" Herman muttered as he wandered about his bungalow. In the middle of an oil change, he had gotten dirty oil on the pocket of his jeans, his keys and the doorknob in the process of reentering. He could only stand there, empty beer bottle in hand, and hope his entrefugue would soon pass.

Etymology: entree, the act of entering; fugue, a period during which a person suffers from loss of memory, often begins a new life, and, upon recovery, remembers nothing of the amnesic phase.


Great opening line ... broke out laughing and can't quit ... for the last lines in your etymology ... made me laugh even harder! Funtastic! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:37:00

Neat word. With a slight variation, "Entréefugue" could be used for when you forget what you ate for dinner. - Tigger, 2008-03-21: 02:10:00

Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-21: 06:19:00

There's definitely something about this definition that's begging to be put into French. It reminds me of concepts like deja vu or je ne sais quoi. So this word is right on. Fun to say with a French accent too. - ErWenn, 2008-03-21: 09:04:00

Ooh, that actually gives me an idea for a different "word" for today's definition: "je ne sais porquoi". - ErWenn, 2008-03-21: 09:05:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:40:00

petaj that could send you into a spin - would that be a centrifugue - petaj, 2008-03-21: 23:52:00

Excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 00:40:00


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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Duh m Duh m

Sentence: How many times did Whynona, get up and fly, only to discover when she got there, her mind was bare, for she could not recall why. "Duh! Mmmmmm." Her mind cried out, " Dumb! Dumb! I'm a dumbdom!"

Etymology: DUH, Mmmmmm. DUMB, -DOM. DUH - slang word meaning "I don't know." Mmmmmm - sound made when we are trying to think. DUMB - not knowing why, lacking in intelligence. -DOM - condition, status; queen or king of the dom!

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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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