Lethologica

Question MarksI’m sure this has never happened to you, but some seniors are occasionally afflicted with lethologica.

Say what?

Oh, What’s the Word I’m Looking For?

You might say that these seniors are at a loss for words.  Or, more precisely, at a loss for the word.

During the course of a conversation, they are unable to recall the precise word they need to use in the context being discussed.

For your edification and so you can impress your non-UpGraded friends with your extraordinary intelligence, when this happens to someone in your presence you can comfort them by saying,

Don’t worry about it, you’re just having an episode of lethologica. It’s very common.

Or, if you want to be a little less comforting,

Don’t worry about it, you’re just having an episode of lethologica.  It’s very common among older people.

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