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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: 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: 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: room neez ya

Sentence: It was happening more and more often. Fran would enter a room and forget why she went there. She was not demented or going gaga, but everyday she would have an episode of roomnesia. She'd make a point of going into a room to do or get something and then totally forget why she went there. One night when she had some colleagues from work over, she went into the bathroom on the main floor. When she arrived, her reason for going there was pressing large on her mind. "It began with a Pee", she remembered and it was her #1 reason for going, but still she forgot. Was this the start of problems for her??? Depends...

Etymology: Room (chamber;an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling) & Amnesia (partial or total loss of memory)


artr Nicely done. - artr, 2010-05-28: 03:53:00

karenanne "_#1_ reason for _going_" - Ha!! That was a good one! - karenanne, 2010-05-28: 19:55:00

Mais wee! Urine in good company if you liked that one! - Nosila, 2010-05-29: 00:22:00


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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Blank-los

Sentence: Sue often suffered blankloss, where she would totally forget why she had enterered a particular room. She put it down to stress but her husband kept telling her it was her age.

Etymology: Blank(not comprehending or reacting) + Loss(the process of losing something, at a loss) = Blankloss

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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: 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: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ig-nuh-room-uhs/

Sentence: Heather just stood there, in the kitchen, looking around the room with a vacant expression, experiencing another case of ignoroomus. She'd been standing there for several minutes now, trying to remember what she came in here for, and she realized that she really had to go to the bathroom... which was ironic, since she was just in the bathroom five minutes ago, wondering what she was supposed to be doing there too. Brenda thought about it as she reluctantly returned to the bathroom — she'd recently dyed her hair blonde, and she wondered if her recurring case of ignoroomus was some sort of karmic revenge for all of those blonde jokes she had told over the years. She was so distracted by this thought that, when she entered the bathroom again, she'd forgotten why she was there.

Etymology: blend of; Ignoramus - extremely ignorant person, fool, dunce (from Latin, ignorare "not to know") + room - portion of space within a building (from German, raum "spacious")


Brilliant etymology and blending. A superb creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:52:00

very funny Tigger - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:42:00

Great work; funny,too! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:10:00

Sounds like a case of roomatic fever. - Mustang, 2008-03-23: 05:20:00


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Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: day/zha/noo (like "deja vu")

Sentence: Shelley knew she had come into the loo with something to do, but now she had no clue what to do. Another moment of deja knew. Or deja loo.

Etymology: deja vu (Fr. "already seen") + knew


Intriguing! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 02:29:00

Shelley must be a Dr. Zeus fan - bookowl, 2008-03-21: 15:04:00

Dejectable! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 00:35:00

Gezhundeit!! - Mustang, 2008-03-22: 08:10:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: wher/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)


You and I may not know where you are ... but it is certainly not out in left field. It just feels too right! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 02:00:00

Certainly, something to ruminate upon! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 00:59:00

This is roominescent of the time I had amnesia....or did I have it twice? - Mustang, 2008-03-22: 08:09:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: tsham bur neee zyah

Sentence: His chambernesia was almost as pronounced as his fathers gumnesia. it was probably just as well that both of his terms of office were over

Etymology: anmesia, chamber

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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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