Verboticism: Enterplexity

'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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Enterplexity

Created by: doseydotes

Pronunciation: ˈen-tər-ˈplek-sə-tē

Sentence: Tilden stood in the doorway and looked about the room, which seemed suddenly unfamiliar. "Crap!" he cried, at the familiar, yet dreaded, feeling of enterplexity which now settled over him. "Penelope!" he called, "What did I come in here for?!"

Etymology: From the Greek, enter, meaning literally, "inside of ter"; from the Military-Industrial Complex, plex, meaning "glass which will not cut you"; and from the Valley Girl, ity, meaning "an it that is more it than other things are."

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Comments: Enterplexity

stache - 2008-03-21: 14:12:00
I don't think that etymology is accurate.

doseydotes - 2008-03-21: 14:21:00
You're right, stache. I was trying to avoid being political, so I said it was "Valley Girl," but in reality, "ity" is a Clinton derivation.