I hate it when I have what I call “word freeze.” Do you know what that is? Not that hard to figure out I’m sure.
Quite simply, it’s that time when you are talking to someone in a formal setting, or trying to write something, or sometimes just generally trying to make a point and you know the perfect word to relay the message but your brain will not let it out of that steel locker upstairs!
It’s a word freeze. Could also be called a brain freeze, but I prefer word freeze.
The darn word is in there. You’ve used it a million times and it just won’t come out! What a frustrating experience. And the words are usually simple ones like:
Depreciation, compliment, there’s a word I am thinking of RIGHT NOW that I cannot verbalize but it means to have better judgement when writing or saying something, atrocious, audacious, vehement, indignant, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, etc. …
Am I alone in this?