Thursday, February 01, 2007

Losing Nouns

For some time now, I've been losing my nouns. You know, when you are just talking along like normal then suddenly stumble and stammer because your brain simply refuses to allow access to a particular word?

Getting old is the correct medical term for it, I believe.

But I noticed the word I could not find was almost always a noun. Occasionally a proper noun, but most often a regular old noun like "table" or "keys".

Then I started noticing that adverbs were slowly disappearing from the memory banks also. I began to write with an open thesaurus on the desk.

Well, yesterday the mystery was solved. I went to the dentist for a routine cleaning and they found a tiny cavity on one of my wisdom teeth.

All my wisdom has been leaking out!

I have an appointment next week to have it filled, so we'll see if it makes me any wiser.

Or able to locate my nouns.

Thor sez: Chill! You don't need words to adore me, just keep the food coming.


Dave Moulton said...

I have trouble with pronouns. What’s a pro-noun?

A noun that gets paid?

JanetLee said...

Ah, ha. Reminds me of a joke that some-one in nursing school told before a test one day.

How do you make a hormone?

Don't pay her!

Ba da bing!