I haven't posted an I Wonder in a long time.
I wonder why?
Oh, how annoying it is to suffer from lethologica, especially when you're a writer....
I wonder how many of you have heard of this word? I certainly hadn't until I accidentally came across it the other day. And oh, what a perfect word for so many of us.....
lethologica ~ LĒTH ō LŎJ-ik ă
noun: the inability to remember a word or put your finger on the right word.
Ah yes, and sometimes it's worse being on the receiving end of a conversation......
The Ronald: "Look at the guy in this commercial."
Becky: "Which one?"
The Ronald: "That blonde guy. Wasn't he in that TV show that used to be on?"
Becky: "What TV show?"
The Ronald: "Oh you know. That one about cops and detectives. We used to watch it all the time."
Becky: "We've watched lots of shows that sound like that. Can you give me a little more information, like what decade it was??"
....and my exasperation goes on...
"I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and -- I can't remember what the third thing is." -- Fred Allen