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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: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: a piffa fail

Sentence: Walking gingerly out the door for work I realized I had forgotten my lunch. Upon entering my apartment, I had an epiphafail, my memory deceiving me and I had no idea why I had come back to my apartment.

Etymology: epiphany + FAIL

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: damnēzhə

Sentence: Charlie would often have bouts of damnesia where he would get up from what he was doing to get something and then forget what he meant to get. This occurrence would inevitably elicit his favorite expletive, "Damn!". Most of the time returning to the starting point would refresh the thought but not always. Those were the moments that worried him the most.

Etymology: Damn (exclamation expressing anger, surprise, or frustration) + amnesia (a partial or total loss of memory)


I started to write something clever... Oh, well! - wayoffcenter, 2009-01-13: 06:08:00

metrohumanx Damned clever! - metrohumanx, 2009-01-13: 07:51:00

Damn good! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-13: 12:06:00

Damnesia is that what happens to beavers and muskrats when they forget where they live??? - Nosila, 2009-01-13: 19:48:00


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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)


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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Created by: AetherStar

Pronunciation: SELL-OBLIVion-whISKEY

Sentence: Sarah was cellobliviscing since she forgot why she entered the bathroom. John had a big problem. He entered the shed in complete celloblivisci, and the only reason for being there that he could come up with was 'something to do with the hose'.

Etymology: It's 'cella' (latin for room) plus 'oblivisci' (latin for forget).

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Created by: Northwoodsman





Very appealing creation. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-22: 10:51:00

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: 10:52:00


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Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: I-pif-foe-nee

Sentence: Charlotte hated these epiphonies. It seemed, increasingly, the minute she passed from one room to another, especially through a doorway, rather than remembering why she had gone there in first place, it would suddenly hit her that she couldn't even remember! Well, at least, she told herself, she could remember that. Usually retracing her steps helped, although it was embarrassing when it involved entering and reentering the front door of her apartment.

Etymology: A play on words, taken from "epiphany," meaning an intuitive leap of understanding especially through ordinary circumstances + "phoney," meaning false.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: room nee shia

Sentence: Zelda was afraid she was getting Alzheimer's because she always forgot why she was going into a room. It was usually called roomnesia, but if she forgot why she went into the kitchen and opened the fridge, it was actually hamnesia, jamnesia, yamnesia (or milk of amnesia). When she went into the closet it was cramnesia. For the computer room it was ramnesia. For the granny flat, it was gramnesia and if she was in the bedroom, it was shamnesia. How she hated that damnesia!

Etymology: Room (an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling) & Amnesia(forgetfullness;memory loss)

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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: 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)


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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: elsee hym er

Sentence: Elsie found herself giving in more and more to Elseheimer syndrome. At her age, her doctor said it was normal to walk into a room and forget why you went there. But she knew it was worse, when she went to the doctor and forgot why she went there. Next time write a list, he suggested...

Etymology: Else (an alternative, other than what is given or implied) & Alzheimer (most common form of dementia disease, characteristic of forgetting things)

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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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