Stef (firecat) wrote,

a great turn of phrase with a freshly minted verb

From peterpayne, the blog of an American living in Japan. He runs the web site for Americans who wanna buy Japanese toys, DVDs, porn and stuff.

(The first windowful of the entry is OK but if you scroll down it's probably NWS because it includes ads for some of their naughty stuff.)

Anyway, he writes about living in Japan for so long that he has forgotten some English words (for example, "gynecologist"):
It's a strange feeling, not being able to recall a word you know you should know -- you stand there with a dumb look on your face while your brain googles your hippocampus, trying to find the term.
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