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Tape Recorder Head

 
 
Joeblow
 
Reply Fri 3 Jul, 2020 07:45 pm
Tape recorder head. That used to be me. Verbatim recall. Well, sometimes anyway.

It isn't that way anymore, and worse, damned if I can learn and retain new words. It's wrecking havoc havoc on my scrabble game.
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jul, 2020 10:14 pm
@Joeblow,
I know what you mean, especially about learning new words. I'm almost shut down when it comes to learning new stuff.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jul, 2020 10:49 pm
As of late I find myself saying the wrong word. I picture something in my head and another word exits my mouth.


Memory is still sharp other than that.
Joeblow
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 04:46 am
@roger,
Right?
Can't teach an old dog new tricks is becoming truer by the day. At least no one's pointing and laughing.
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 04:47 am
@Sturgis,
There's a word for that.
Tai Chi
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 05:34 am
@Joeblow,
Joeblow wrote:

There's a word for that.


And damned if I can think of it.

I struggle for the word I want these days and it drives me crazy.
Joeblow
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 05:51 am
@Tai Chi,
Lol. My point.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 06:37 am
@Joeblow,
I was in an art supply shop yesterday and they were selling bags of scrabble letters.

Buy one of them and you can cheat at scrabble, especially if you require long toilet breaks.
Joeblow
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 06:58 am
@izzythepush,
I don't want to cheat!

Say, what's the name of that art store you frequent?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 07:07 am
@Joeblow,
Hobbycraft, I don’t know if there’s one your side of the Atlantic.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 07:14 am
@Joeblow,

malapropism?
Joeblow
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 07:35 am
@Region Philbis,
Aphasia.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 08:04 am
I make more grammar and spelling mistakes, have more brain farts than in a younger day. Because I have always been absent minded and prone to mental blocks it makes me seem doddering to some. That's why I use programs such as Grammarly to help steer away from the most glaring. It misreads my intent and could lead me astray at times, but it has become a welcome crutch.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 08:12 am
@Joeblow,

not sure about that.

aphasia is related to brain damage, per the dictionary definition...
Joeblow
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 10:46 am
@Region Philbis,
: ) I looked it up too, and you could be right about what Sturgis is describing, but it's definitely the word I was trying to remember!

Not ten minutes ago, I went to get something from the cupboard, and found myself peering in the fridge instead. Why?!
Joeblow
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 10:48 am
@izzythepush,
I need to write that down otherwise I won't remem...
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 10:52 am
@Joeblow,
You can always use scrabble letters.
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 12:06 pm
@Joeblow,
Galloping old age. From 74 to 84 my ability to come up with the words I need to express my thoughts is becoming very difficult. Cell phone and dictionary always at hand.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 12:19 pm
@RABEL222,

at 55, its not so much words that escape me, but tasks.

my phone is chock full of calendar reminders.

i also leave myself visual clues --

ie. if the light to the basement is on, it means put the laundry in the dryer...
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 03:54 pm
@Region Philbis,
It's not really a malapropism either. In my situation, I'll be thinking about a book and say "curtain". See? They sound nothing alike.

In 2009 after the brain fry, I found myself unsure which was my left and which was my right. Then found thoughts in the brain wouldn't to the fingers for typing.


 

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