While trying to write yesterday’s blog, I was drawing a complete blank on a word I wanted to use. To make it worse, I knew the idea and the meaning behind the word, but I could not remember what the word was. I couldn’t even think of any synonyms to use in its place. I was just blanked.
If it weren’t for the help of a friend, I would never have gotten that word into my blog. It was a common word, and she immediately knew what I was looking for. That’s when she taught me a new word. Lethologica. Noun – When you think of something, but the word for it escapes you. According to Wikipedia, the most reliable of resources, Lethologica is a psychological disorder that inhibits an individual’s ability to articulate his or her thoughts by temporarily forgetting key words, phrases or names in conversation.
I apparently have Lethologica in a bad way. And yes, I realize that I have self-diagnosed myself, but I am always forgetting key word or sentences when I am in a conversation with someone. I mean, I know I am terrible with names, I always have been. It takes me forever to actually remember names of people I meet frequently. But I am talking about in the middle of a conversation, just drawing a blank on key words that I commonly use. And I feel so stupid when that happens.
I fear that this is sign of me getting older. I wonder if I am suffering from Alzheimer’s at my not so young age. It is actually a little scary when you cannot remember a commonly used word.
So, please bear with me as I struggle to find the correct word to express my…. my….