Imagine you're ordering a meal. Or writing the sweetest text to your crush. Or even making the perfect presentation to your colleagues. Suddenly the words simply stop... coming. Or worse, you start spitting random jibberish that makes absolutely no sense. Brain farts are real, ladies and gentlemen. But the good news is that you aren't the only one who's dropping these stink bombs. Continue scrolling and check out some of the funniest struggles people have had with the English language, so that the next time you release a gassy wind of iuhgkfhregwlrh you can remember that it happens to the best of us.

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eliana
Community Member
1 year ago

when you just want someone to love

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Interestingly, there's a scientific term for what we like to call a "brain fart." Whenever you're having one, you're experiencing tip-of-the-tongue (TOT) syndrome, from the phrase "it's on the tip of my tongue." And while there is no universally accepted cause, there are some scientific theories that try to explain it.

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Sonja
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, I like this one

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The first one to describe the TOT phenomenon was psychologist William James. "A sort of wraith of the name is in it, beckoning us in a given direction, making us at moments tingle with the sense of our closeness and then letting us sink back without the longed-for term," he wrote in his 1890 book Principles of Psychology.

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Asat Voong
Community Member
1 year ago

peeing long time

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However, no empirical research was done until 1966 when Harvard researchers Roger Brown and David McNeil published a paper in the Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior. They read definitions to people, and then asked them to remember the defined words. During the TOT state, these people could recall certain aspects of the word, and the closer they came to remembering it, the more accurate their associations became.

"The signs of it were unmistakable; he [the subject] would appear to be in mild torment, something like the brink of a sneeze, and if he found the word his relief was considerable. While searching for the target, [he] told us all the words that came to his mind. He volunteered the information that some of them resembled the target in sound but not in meaning; others he was sure were similar in meaning but not in sound."

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Use to amplify the sound or the smell?

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#5

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh... can't duck that judgement under the circumstances.

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#6

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago

Who knows, they may be allergic to soup.

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#7

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Falcon
Community Member
1 year ago

Jimber me timbers!

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#8

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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

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oh no that one is bad

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#9

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

I can relate to that

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#10

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember this as a much older Internet story, where someone was playing football and accidentally kicked the opposing goalie in the face and then said this thing. So I'm not sure if this person actually did this

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#11

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Classic SNL sketch.

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#12

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Step Twirl
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1 year ago

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Calls em as you sees em ...

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#13

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Once a waiter asked me what i would like.....i wanted to say "just water" but i said "wust jater"😂😂😂

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#14

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago

No judge. Easy mistake.

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#15

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Pittsburgh rare
Community Member
1 year ago

😂 😂 😂 I don't see the problem here.

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#16

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago

Who doesn't?

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#17

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My O My
Community Member
1 year ago

Is he?

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#18

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Asat Voong
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

"Luke (Look) , I'm NOT your father"

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Tara
Community Member
1 year ago

I was also high. lol. Explains a lot

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#20

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
1 year ago

Now THAT's more like me!

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#21

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago

What side menu do you want to go with that?

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#22

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago

At least you didn't said "you're problem." That will be real embarrassing then.

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European other
Community Member
1 year ago

One time, at band camp

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#24

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago

So....do you get the job, or the girl?

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Cactuar Jon
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is also a regular of mine

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European other
Community Member
1 year ago

Major Orlando theme park = Disneyworld ?!

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

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Good effort I guess, though I don't know how you get paseggiliti out of spaghetti

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#28

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Tara
Community Member
1 year ago

You can always introduce me to dessert.

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#29

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
1 year ago

I used to get a taxi home from school and the driver was playing some truly awful music (okay I know that's just an opinion) but instead of saying 'can we switch that off? I asked if we could have it off instead - a UK colloquialism for sex. I was 12.

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#30

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

At that ungodly time, any and all miscommunications between brain and tongue are understandable.

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Teresa Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

I mean... Yeah.

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