Comment of the Day: E. Messily: Awfully Specific Advice: "The dinner table conversation with my family got a little out of hand this year, but in a way very specific to my family...

...A question about etymology led to my father standing up (he was leaving to get more wine) and announcing "Did you know that there is a word for when you are trying to think of a word you can't remember?" We all played along "what's the word, Dad?" "I don't remember" but then he told us the word: lethologica. And I said "oh, like the river," and only one person knew what I was talking about, and amidst incredulous responses to how any river could possible be involved, several fierce side arguments ensued about Greek mythology and/or etymology.

Then it was time for dessert so everyone became friends again.