We’ve all blanked on words every once and a while. If we’re lucky, we’re around nice people when we do it. If we’re not lucky, we’re around people like my family, who still won’t let my sister live down celebrating the “Year of the Mockey” when she was five.
The weird, creative word choices people come up with will make you laugh, or at least make you feel a little better the next time you can’t remember a simple word!
“I once had to listen to my mother tell a 10-minute story about all the honkers she saw at the park. Geese. She meant geese.” (Knerdian)
“I once forgot the word for “letters” and asked my coworker how many alphabet numbers a word had.” (allibys)
“So, my dad was making a shopping list a few years ago and needed to get some cat litter. Thing is, he could not remember the name of it for the life of him, so he just describes it to the best of his ability. Now, this story doesn’t end here; my mom also needed him to pick up some ingredient he didn’t know how to pronounce.
So my dad heads to the grocery store and shows the list to an employee so they could tell him where to find the ingredient.
My dad got confused when the employee laughingly told him where to find it. He walked around the store and saw the same employee laughing with a couple of coworkers, so dear old dad looks at his list to see what was so funny. He forgot he wrote “cat sh*t rocks” instead of “cat litter.” That was ten years ago and he still calls it “sh*t rocks.”‘(The_Pantless_Wonder)
“My boyfriend thought it was clever when I asked what the right word was for “an angry parade”. Yeah, it’s a protest.” (BeastModePwn)
“I forgot the name of a peeler and tried “vegetable sharpener”. (Prolixo)
My little brother who was around 6 at the time really wanted popcorn, and he asked if he could have some of the “boom puffs.” (Trason8)
“At Target, I asked for “a can of bug-murder”. I forgot “insecticide” or even “bug spray”. The dude took it in stride, didn’t flinch.” (Pepsistopheles)
“My mom referred to Guitar Hero as “Carpet Banjo” one time. I and my friends still call it that.” (Shell058)
“Couldn’t remember groomsmen, went with dudesmaids instead.”(SuperBrentendo64)