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'Hope that's not my brain up there...'

DEFINITION: n. An out-of-body, or out-of-brain, experience which occurs when faced with a demanding intellectual challenge. v. To lose your train of thought while trying to demonstrate your intellectual prowess.

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Transcendentaldeprivation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz-en-dentl-dep-ruhv-AY-shun

Sentence: Gerald had recurring episodes of transcendentaldeprivation and particularly so when he was trying to show off his imaginary mental agility wherein his mind would wander completely off topic causing him to lose his train of thought entirely.

Etymology: Blend of 'transcendental' (being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural) and 'deprivation',(dispossession; loss) a play on the term 'transcendental meditation'.

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Slipnaughts

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: slip naughts

Sentence: Mr. S. M. Arty Pants pompously pontificated his perspicacious perceptions perpetually. People paid little attention to his weary, dreary, tiresome tedious technical talking. Suddenly, his speech suspended when his mind suffered slipnaughts and left him tied up in silence.

Etymology: SLIP, NAUGHT, SLIPKNOTS. When a mind slips (falls)into naughts (nothings), it becomes all slipknotted (tied up) in silence.

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COMMENTS:

hahaha....slipknots are pefect...they can go either way, as evidenced by Mr. Arty Pants... - mweinmann, 2009-04-15: 08:49:00

- great blending, crafty name "Smarty Pants" and effective alliteration! Stunning. - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 21:35:00

I'm shcpitting on my schreeen az I read your "slipnaughts" and I'm perpetually shaying you're obshurevayshuns are schpot on! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-16: 18:50:00

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Cerabrasion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sera bray zhun

Sentence: Sarah Bellam was normally an intelligent girl, who aced exams and got high marks without even studying. That was until today. She sat at the exam desk and suffered a serious bout of cerebrasion. She could not even concentrate on the questions, nevermind supply lucid answers. She was out of her gourd and feeling melon-choly. This was because last night, the man of her dreams, Harry Honeydew, had asked her to run away with him and get married. Sure, she was tempted, but at 18, she knew she did not have the courgette to defy her parents and give up her education or her Mellon scholarship. She squashed his romantic overtures and played back in her mind the words she worried she may later come to regret,"No, I cantaloupe with you Harry!"

Etymology: Cerebrate (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments) & Abrasion (erosion by friction, being worn down)

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COMMENTS:

This is clever, funny and perfect! - mweinmann, 2009-04-15: 08:47:00

Super names and super verbotomies! Very Brainy! :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 11:58:00

Excellent! - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 21:44:00

Definitely something to cerebrate. - Mustang, 2009-04-16: 00:22:00

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Einstymied

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: īnstīmēd

Sentence: Randall is the youngest ever in his school to take Master's-level physics. Some call him a prodigy. Today he feels more like a brick of prodicheese. He is completely Einstymied by the test in front of him. Apparently his brain has gone back to bed without him.

Etymology: Einstein (a genius) + stymied (prevent or hinder the progress of)

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COMMENTS:

ha ha! well done! - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 21:36:00

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Disconnectedcerebralblankout

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: dis-con-nect-ed-ce-re-bral-blank-out

Sentence: Sable was taking her medical board exam as she suddenly had a "disconnectedcerebralblankout" Not one word or idea or answer would enter her thoughts...as she was so disconnected her mind went completely blank.

Etymology: Disconnected:Not connected,separate; also:incoherent. Cerebral:Of or relating to the brain or the intellect. Blank:Appearing or causing to appear dazed,confounded. Out:So as to be missing or displaced from the usual or proper place.

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Ramjammed

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ram-jammed

Sentence: Margaret wondered if she may have studied a little too hard the night before her test when she realized she had gotten cram ramjammed trying to access the data.

Etymology: RAM: random access memory (memory; storage on a computer) jammed: to get stuck or blocked; crammed in too tightly

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Epiphanot

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ih-pif-uh-not

Sentence: Sarah studied diligently for the test but when time came to show what she knew, she was struck with an epiphanot. As Curly of Three Stooges fame said, "I'm trying to think but nothing happens".

Etymology: epiphany (a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something) + not (negative result)

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Cranidumb

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kray nee dum

Sentence: Marcia was experiencing an episode of cranidumb while she was writing her finals. She could not even complete the multiple choice questions because she temporarily had forgotten enything she ever knew. Forget about joining MENSA, she needed to find an Alzheimer's specialist quickly...

Etymology: Cranium (part of the skull that encloses the brain) & Dumb (not smart)

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Lapsody

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Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: lap-so-dee

Sentence: Jake was bemused by the fact he had forgotten a whole page of his clarinet solo previously committed to memory - a lapsody in blue, as it were.

Etymology: lapse - a temporary failure of concentration, memory or judgement. rhapsody - an effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling.

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Mindloss

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: myned loss

Sentence: Trying to ace her finals, Becky found herself in a mindloss state. That little train of thought that normally put-puts around inside her noggin had become derailed and might not reach its station in time...I wish I could, I wish I could, she chanted.

Etymology: Mind (brain, intellect,reasoning powers) & Loss (decline in amount or activity)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-15: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-16: 20:11:00
Metro,YOU ROCK! :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-28: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James