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Shiny Crumbs and Wet Salads

Have you ever had a brain cramp and lost a word you really should know? Did you go sideways to describe what you meant, hoping someone could help you out? That's the subject of a great Twitter thread in response to physicist Paul Coxon's "shiny crumb." There were plenty of other examples in the responses.

There are plenty more of these, like "horsling" and "fish museum" and "foot wrist" and "Arctic cabbage" and "plane station." Read a ton of them at Twitter. -via Metafilter, where's there's even more.


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Dr. Coxon calls forgetting the word for something a brain freeze. Miss C. calls is it a brain cramp. Around here we call it a brain fart. ;^}
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