Lethologica is the inability to remember the correct word, or in layman’s terms, tip of the tongue syndrome. While lethologica can be a rather debilitating psychological phenomenon, it’s normally just a slight and occasional nuisance for the majority of people. I mean we have all been in a conversation or writing a note when our brain seems to suddenly be possessed by a sudden blankness and we can’t recall the word that is sitting right there, just out of our mental reach, or now you know, lethologica at work.
I always find it delightful to discover a word that describes an every day sort of happening and lethologica is certainly in that category!
Namaste ~ Ella
** If there’s a word you’d like to see added to the Word Nerd roster, please feel free to contact me or suggest it in the comments – I love feedback and recommendations!