Thu 2 Dec, 2004 04:20 pm
Is there a word that means "I can't think of the word right now"?
UMMM, UMMMMM........Ummmmm......... :wink:
Memory lapse...senior moment...
I have heard those terms used for the occasion, but I still wonder if there is a real word for it.
Is there a word for something that mean "I know what it is but I don't know what it is called"?
I already call too many things "doohickey, thingamabob, thingamajig, whatchamacallit" because I can never seem to think of the right word for things. I am afraid that I'm creating quite a reputation for myself by needing a "thing that goes like <mad hand gesture> and would work to do <some insane thing>". I deal with one poor vendor who is convinced I come from a planet where things are different from earth things.
Today, to the dismay, then delight of the poor young men working at the gas station, I told Mo that something was a "meat noodle".
I always buy gas at that same station and I'm afraid that I will forever be the "meat noodle lady".
Honestly, there seems to be some disconnet between my brain and my mouth when it comes to nouns.
not that i'm aware of! would only be another word to forget anyway.... case in point: this thread!
Annifa, you are most likely right.
The thing is, I don't have the problem so much when writing, only when speaking. I suppose if I had to describe myself in ten words or less I would say "I'm better on paper".
Whatsisdingy!? Thats a good one! Thanks, Swimpy.
(By the way, I love the photo in your avatar. Is it something from your personal archives or is it just a photo you found somewhere?)
Boomer, That is my maternal grandmother Alice circa 1945. My uncle brought the grass skirt back from the South Pacific. I wasn't born yet, but the photo was always my favorite one of her. I scanned a few photos of my ancesters and have been rotating them as my avatar. You shoulda seen great-grampa Mike. I was a looker!
I usually say..
" and this is where my alzheimers kicks in... "
It is a wonderful photo, Swimpy. I'm glad to know that it is your relative. A few summers ago I spent a good part of my life scanning and saving old family photos from both mine and Mr. B's family. Now I'm thinking I should drag them from the fire safe and post a few here.
Ack! shewolf! I'm a bit too superstitious for that pharase! Perhaps I'm too afraid that it could be true.
My mom used to joke about "Al", as in, "Al and I came in here a minute ago and now I don't know what for."
When we asked, "Al who?" she'd reply (of course), "Al Sheimer!"