You have all the words but cant say them?

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20 Dec 2009, 8:20 am

DNForrest wrote:
My favorite word in the English language: Lethologica. It's when you can remember the meaning of a word, but not the word itself. This happens to me all the friggin' time, and it can annoy the hell out of me (though it does provide for some entertaining moments when I use some other obscure word to make up for the one I'm forgetting).

That would be a Jungian concept. :)

Thanks for sharing DNForrest. I was aware of the non-pathological term Presque vu but not this term.

This part of the wikipedia entry is horrifying though:

Unfortunately no effective treatments for the disorder exist. Current research is focussing on the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a potential treatment of this pervasive disorder.

Umm, no thanks.

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