Thursday, February 15, 2007

What's the word?

What's the word for when you get an ice cream headache? It's on the tip of my tongue...

Fact is: the technical term for an ice cream headache, is: "Ice Cream Headache."

And psychology's accepted technical term for having a word on the tip of your tongue is: "Tip of the Tongue Phenomenon."

Very interersting.... I'm now wondering if there are any other strings of words that we commonly use for which there is no single-word replacement.

I'm also wondering why there is no word for "a string of words for which there is no single-word replacement". The only dictionary word I can find that defines "a string of words for which there is no single-word replacement" is "Figure of Speech." But that's not quite it...

What's the word for "something for which there is no word."

3 comments:

Sean said...

brain freeze

Tim 2 said...

wot happened to your counter!?

my word verification letters are

ernidg

sometimes these W.V. makes up cool names! I will name my first-born

ERNIDG!

Mom Elek said...

my word verification is qzfizau

it sounds like something Joshua would say that would be equivalent to

shazam!!!

I must have typed it wrong, because it did not work. My second word verification is now

irnvah - that would be the "state of mind when you experience a shazam"