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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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Whuuh

Created by: c2flores

Pronunciation: Whu-uuu-hhh

Sentence: So, I got to the bathroom, and I was like whuuh, what am I doing, whuuh, where is my laptop?

Etymology: Phonetic, from the noise one makes one scratching head in confusion.

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Roomnesia

libertybelle

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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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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Lostalgia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: lost - al - gyea

Sentence: Heloise would often suffer frustrating bouts of lostalgia when she was on a quest to retrieve or find something. Hard as she tried she just couldnt remember what she came for.

Etymology: Blend of lost and nostalgia

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Simple but effective. - ErWenn, 2008-03-21: 09:06:00

Nice word. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 21:17:00

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Lethambulate

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.

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COMMENTS:

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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Recrawlspace

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: ree-krawl-spayse

Sentence: Amber was suffering severe recrawlspace when she went up to the attic to fetch her grandfather's trunk. She went up there, and spotted the trunk because it was the only thing in the entire attic. Then, the recrawlspace started to sink in, and she thought to herself, "What did I come up here to get?" As she put the ladder away, she remembered and felt extremely stupid.

Etymology: Recall (to remember) + crawl space (a very small room or the underside of a house)

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COMMENTS:

Leaves one feeling both a bit hemmed in and a bit spaced out! Blame it on living in the space age! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:46:00

Oops! Spaced out age! Clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:49:00

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Forgot

Created by: randa

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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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Whereamibouts

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)

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COMMENTS:

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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Motivapor

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: MOT i VAE per

Sentence: As soon as I walked into the room I experienced motivapor and spent the next fifteen minutes staring at the contents of the room hoping something would remind me of why I had come here.

Etymology: MOTIVE: reason, purpose for doing something VAPOR: a result of vaporization, something that can no longer be seen clearly but still exists

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Great word, K-in- K! Certainly NOT vapid. - metrohumanx, 2009-01-13: 07:50:00

Has a vanished like a vapor ... that surreal quality. Very nice etymology and word. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-13: 12:25:00

well done! - galwaywegian, 2009-01-13: 12:59:00

nicely done... - mweinmann, 2009-01-14: 08:07:00

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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

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