21 hilarious alternative words invented to cover up brain farts
Hello, im Sue, I'm a horticulturist, almost with a PhD in gardens, and I got my organisms and orgasms mixed up in front of a large group of 18 year old boys.
— Suzanne Moss (@Sue__Moss) February 18, 2019
Not all the brain farts happened in a professional situation.
I don't have a PHD in anything, forgot the name for a young horse, so called it a horseling which I'm gonna continue with.
— dan barrett (@danbarrett6) February 18, 2019
When I was pregnant with my first, I cried one day because I forgot the word "banana."
I described it to my then-husband, "It comes it its own case! It's yellow!"
— danish butter cookies (@fisty) February 19, 2019
I once forgot the name for a urinal when trying to tell a staff member in the resturant I was in that their's was overflowing. I called it a "pee pot" after I realised my hand gestures weren't quite getting my point across.
— Colin Stewart (@Fallinstep) February 18, 2019
This is my life. One night last week I couldn't think of "remote control" so I asked my husband to hand me "the loud". I have also referred to my iPod as the "music box" and the parchment paper rounds used while baking as "cake circles".
— Amy (@MamyKabamy) February 18, 2019
my favourite brain fart in recent memory was forgetting the word ‘weekend’ and substituting with “finishment of the week”
— ♛ (@ceremonials) February 19, 2019
Not in the same delightful league, but in the final throes of writing SATC, I forgot the word 'fork' while sitting in a restaurant. I asked a waiter for "one of the metal things with four stabby fingers". Obviously, he looked at me like I was insane
— Laurie Winkless (@laurie_winkless) February 19, 2019
I once forgot the word "table" and called it flat surface with legs. The person I was talking with knew what I meant as she is one of my people too.
— DragonSlayer (@eastrockpark) February 18, 2019
I speak seven languages and due to a brain freeze couldn't remember what a toothbrush was called in any of them, and had to actually play Charades with a VERY helpful Spanish shop assistant.
— Tatiana Pandora Saternus (@Favoreq) February 18, 2019
It wasn’t just common words people forgot.
I once went for a job interview. They had all the candidates put into groups calling each person's name. I completely forgot my name. Had to ask what group I was in. I didn't get the job.
— David Blanchflower BSc (@DavidBflower) February 19, 2019
There was also this unfortunate slip of the tongue from journalist, Emer McLysaght.
Hi my name is Emer and I’m a journalist with a Masters in International Relations and once referred to tax cuts as “tax c*nts” during a live radio news bulletin
— Emer McLysaght (@EmerTheScreamer) February 19, 2019