Anomic aphasia (anomia) is a type of aphasia characterized by problems recalling words or names. Subjects often use circumlocutions (speaking in a roundabout* way) in order to express a certain word for which they cannot remember the name. Sometimes the subject can recall the name when given clues. Sufferers are often frustrated when they know that they know the name, but cannot produce it. However, the person is able to speak with correct grammar, but the main problem is finding appropriate words to identify or describe an object or person. (wikipedia)
I don’t suffer from anomia, but – as I am getting older – I am saying strange things. I recall an incident, about two years ago. A friend was visiting my home for the first time and I wanted to caution her to not bump her head as she ascended my stairs. Instead, I blurted out ‘Don’t bite your nails!’ No idea why, she has lovely nails.
At lunch on Sunday, I spoke of someone’s business being liquidised, to Sidey’s great mirth. And, last night, I told my child ‘Eat your pigeon!’ After which no amount of convincing her that it was, in fact, chicken would get her to take a mouthful.
I don’t even have a recipe for pigeon …
*Sidey’s weekend theme contributions can be seen here.