ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,


lethologica (n)
The inability to recall a precise word for something or to articulate thoughts.  Listed as a psychological disorder, apparently the American Psychiatric Association has stated that 9 out of 10 Westerners will suffer some form of lethologica during their lifetimes.

Etymology:  Latin; letho forgetfulness + logica logic

Google won't help you
Without a nice searching word.
Lethologica wins.

This weekend is the 90FM trivia contest ("the world's largest trivia contest"), which runs 54 hours straight.  We've just finished hour 35. 
I slept for about 5 hours Saturday evening, so I am still mostly able to form complete sentences.  However, as a general rule, it's unwise to post during the latter hours of the contest.
Tags: l, latin, noun, theme: poems, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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