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    Hey, does anyone else ever forget really simple words that you know you should know? Like for example, I forgot the word 'jug' when I was talking earlier and had to describe it as 'the thing that like a small bucket' and 'the pour-y thingy' and it's really annoying me. It happens quite frequently, and I'm also muddling up words when I talk, either mixing up the endings of two words or I just can't really get my tongue around a word. It's so strange for me because I was usually so good at talking (when I did😂) and I always spoke properly and never had any problems. Anyone else the same or know what causes it?
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    (Original post by LittleIrishGeek)
    Hey, does anyone else ever forget really simple words that you know you should know? Like for example, I forgot the word 'jug' when I was talking earlier and had to describe it as 'the thing that like a small bucket' and 'the pour-y thingy' and it's really annoying me. It happens quite frequently, and I'm also muddling up words when I talk, either mixing up the endings of two words or I just can't really get my tongue around a word. It's so strange for me because I was usually so good at talking (when I did😂) and I always spoke properly and never had any problems. Anyone else the same or know what causes it?
    Not unless you are going senile.

    You might want to keep a small notepad handy and and keep a record of when you forget words. Diary would do as well.

    Keep a pocket dictionary in your bag as well.

    Reading on a regular basis is also handy.

    If you have recurring problems then go and see your GP.
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    I've been having the same issue for a while. I chalked it up to living abroad, but I never had problems with vocabulary while in school. I started forgetting words when I left school, so I guess it's just a matter of not using/needing particular words as much? I have really bad memory in general though...
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    (Original post by LittleIrishGeek)
    Hey, does anyone else ever forget really simple words that you know you should know? Like for example, I forgot the word 'jug' when I was talking earlier and had to describe it as 'the thing that like a small bucket' and 'the pour-y thingy' and it's really annoying me. It happens quite frequently, and I'm also muddling up words when I talk, either mixing up the endings of two words or I just can't really get my tongue around a word. It's so strange for me because I was usually so good at talking (when I did😂) and I always spoke properly and never had any problems. Anyone else the same or know what causes it?
    Can be normal, like when tired or distracted, but usually not.
    I sometimes forget words or mix them up (brown and grey is a frequent one), but I have dyslexia so I'm not exactly a good example of "normal". I can also sometimes think I have jumbled up a sentence or a word, but people haven't noticed. I'm never sure if that's them just filtering it out or me getting confused.
    Despite that though, I have a good vocabulary and usually talk well (I've even been commended on it which is just weird). It is entirely possible to be good and bad at something at the same time- I'm living proof.

    As Tiger has said, it might be worth you keeping some sort of a record of examples and having a chat with your GP. It might be that you have some sort of health issue going on. Also have a think about any other symptoms you may have, even if they don't seem related. Random stuff like achy legs and jumbling words can actually be symptoms of the same condition.

    Hope that helps. Good luck.
 
 
 

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