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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: CrayonWarrior

Pronunciation: X-Sampa : entrezIteIshVn ent-trez-it-ey-shun

Sentence: Betty was faced with severe entresitation when she couldn't remember what she could possibly want on entering the attic

Etymology: enter - to go inside hesitation - a moment of pause

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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: 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: arrrteest

Pronunciation: aym -neezsh-ee- enss

Sentence: Jenna was juggling many thoughts in her head as she got up from the stack of papers she was sifting through. With a movement that indicated purpose, she walked down the hallway, down the flight of steps into the basement laundryroom and stopped short of the supply shelves, ironing board, and second freezer. Not sure what to do next, she suffered from a bought of aimnesience, as she tilted her head and furrowed her brows.

Etymology: aim (purpose) + amnesia (loss of memory)


Those A words have it! A + ! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:55:00

Nice! - ErWenn, 2008-03-21: 02:07:00


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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: 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: 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


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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: loon o trik

Sentence: Margie stopped in the bathroom and looked puzzled. She was having a loonotrick moment again. It was like her mind was playing memory ping pong on her. A memory or thought was bounced back and forth between the awake part of her brain and the one that was fast becoming Sleeping Beauty. She forgot it was midnight and she had to get ready to go to her bed. She had sat at her computer trying to think of a new word for her to verbotomize (or was it lobotomize?) and then she wandered into the loo for some reason. Why did this sound all too familiar? Why is she sitting at this computer again? Do loonotricks coincide with the lunacy of the full moon? Do crazy hookers turn loonotricks?

Etymology: loo (toilet) & lunatic ( foolish, crazy, insane, mad, eccentric) & trick (illusion, to mystify, an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent)


(Perhaps she should skip to the loo a little bit more! Sometimes we think better on the loo ... it seems to help us cut thru the crap!) Superbly Hilarious! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 02:13:00

love memory ping pong - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:43:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:09:00


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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: sub-lim-ak-shun

Sentence: Darlene stared blankly at the receptionist as she entered the hospital, dazed with sudden sublimaction. "What the hell am I doing here?" she silently thought, as she reached to quizzically scratch her head with her bloodied stump of an arm.

Etymology: sublimation - to pass directly from a solid to a gas; action - something that is done; thus, the evolution of a solid purpose into an fleeting notion that melts into the ether


very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:47:00

You write horror stories as well as S Crane! Very astute creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 13:30:00

petaj stump - how about sub limb action - petaj, 2008-03-21: 23:49:00

Seems Darlene has been left out on a limb. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:05:00


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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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