People are sharing the embarrassing moments when they just couldn’t think of the right word – 23 favourites
It started when someone called Brittani Nicols took to Twitter to share her embarrassment after trying to book a restaurant and, well, this happened.
Called a restaurant to make a reservation but couldn’t think of the word so asked for a food appointment and now I can never show my face there again
— Brittani Nichols (@BisHilarious) October 7, 2019
And it prompted lots of people to share similar moments when their brain failed to keep up with their mouth. Here are 23 – what’s the word? – favourites.
I once forgot the word for tired and said I was “hungry for sleep”. In English.
— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) October 7, 2019
Forgot the word for monkey once and said “banana fellow” instead 😭😭🙈 I know this pain lol
— ✨🌗 gay space arwen 🚀🧝🏼♀️ (@spidershins) October 7, 2019
Perfect. Reminds of the embarrassing long period of time I kept forgetting the word calendar and instead called it a time map
— Claire Marie Palmer (@czmarie6) October 7, 2019
My friend’s mom was tipsy and called the oven the “warming influence”
— Allison Walton (@allisonwalton) October 8, 2019
I was in a drive through at a coffee shop and I couldn’t think of the word “quiche” even though it’s one of my favorite foods. The lady was staring at me as I attempted to describe it. I landed on “Egg Pie”.
— Happi (@HappiInParadise) October 7, 2019
When my 1st kid was just days old, I needed a nursing bra. I was so tired that when I walked into the store, I said “I need something for these,” and started to lift up my shirt. Only the look of horror on the clerk’s face stopped me from lifting further.
— EdenN. (@EdenNameri) October 8, 2019
I once forgot the words for “orange juice” and ordered a virgin screwdriver
— emilinAAAHH!!! Real Monsters😈 (@emilinaaaaa) October 7, 2019
I once was trying to say forearms and came up with “arm calves” 😂😂
— Erin Donovan (@goodyerin) October 7, 2019
My husband once called the barber to ask for an appointment, forgot the word, and what came out of his mouth was: “I was just wondering if you have any…hair cutting opportunities?”
— Rakeen Mabud (@rakeen_mabud) October 8, 2019
I once called a bench a “park couch.”
— Le Doctor Cagle (@lecagle) October 8, 2019
Couldn’t think of “dishes” so I said I’m doing the food laundry
— vibrant coral riley (@eldeeem) October 8, 2019
I recently tried to come up with the word asterisk and the best I could do was, “the star symbol you put by words to indicate there’s more words about it somewhere else.”
— Lola Says Manfred and the DH still sucks (@lawbibliophile) October 8, 2019