I need to get this out of the way… what is up with 20-year-old (give or take a few) males loving Hall & Oates?! Any insights on this subject would be much appreciated. And have any of you (specifically people located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area) noticed the significant amount of bird-watching hipsters? That just pisses me off, I was so bird-watching before it was cool … as a joke, of course.
So onto something halfway useful to fill your mind with today! You know that feeling when you want to say something and it’s on the tip of your tongue, but you just can’t seem to get it out? Well, have no fear! I am here with yet another word for you to forget! Tip of the tongue syndrome is real and 9 out of 10 adults will suffer from this throughout their life. It is called dysnomia. The more serious psychological disorder is called lethologica. So there you have it! Next time you can’t quite articulate your thoughts verbally you’ll think to yourself, “Hmmm… there’s a word for this, now what was it?” If so, I have successfully done my job. And you never saw it coming!
sseuja’s two-cents: It should be noted that “lethologica” and “dysnomia” are used interchangeably, when used at all. In fact, the difference between the words are virtually nonexistent, according to the bit of research I’ve done. Anal retentive glossophiliacs out there, now’s your chance to let your worth be known – clarify the word usage confusion!