Verboticism: Roomnesia

'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: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: room-nee-zha

Sentence: Sue noticed that after turning 40, episodes of geriantics were occurring more frequently, and roomnesia was most definitely one of them. She clearly remembered tucking the carrot into her cleavage, but had to go mission fishin' when she found herself in the bathroom with it.

Etymology: room, amnesia

Points: 1262

Comments: Roomnesia

ErWenn - 2008-03-21: 09:07:00
Another simple, but effective word.

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-21: 11:46:00
geriantics could turn into geriantricks - another great definition

silveryaspen - 2008-03-21: 13:18:00
Carrot in the cleavage and mission fission, then seeing the carrot in her cleavage in the cartoon ... brought lots of laughter! Funtastic!

arrrteest - 2008-03-21: 13:32:00
The scary part of it is that I was experiencing this much before 40!

Banky - 2008-03-21: 20:31:00
I dig roomnesia, but I think I like geriantics even more. I've been looking for a word to describe walking in on my octagenarian parents doing it besides "OHMYGODMYEYES"

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-22: 01:08:00
I once claim I had roomnesia - Roxie wouldn't buy it!

Mustang - 2008-03-22: 06:56:00
I'm thinking Sue might also be dealing with a severe case of roomatism. Her roomune system has been compromised.