Monday, December 7, 2015

Hand Me That Thing -- I Forget What It's Called

I just looked this up in relation to something else, and thought I’d pass it along.

Anomic aphasia is when your brain deletes certain words from your internal spellcheck, so that when you try to tell others you just saw a bunch of destimmed doshes, you can’t find the words. It can be a sign of brain injury or dementia. But you can treat it – with videogames, and by reading books.

So the next time somebody asks you to pass them the whatchamacallit or the thingamabob or da kine or whatever, hand them a book. That's what they really want. 

Disclosure: this important public service announcement has been brought to you by someone who will be trying to sell you a book soon.

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