Walking into a room and forgetting why you're there feels like the mental equivalent of swapping out to disk.


@j According to "The Meaning of Liff" that's called "Woking", from the verb "To woke". Usually of the kitchen, but now more generally applied.

Woking (ptcpl. vb.): Standing in the kitchen wondering what you came in here for.

From liff.hivemind.net/

Also here:


@ColinTheMathmo I guess that's the push I need to finally read the Meaning of Liff. Only piece of Douglas Adams I have yet to read.

I've a terrible habit of stagnating once I approach finishing a dead author's works.

I stopped reading pTerry's "Raising Steam" about two chapters in, once his death made the news. Still haven't gotten around to it. I'm sure I will, someday. Still haven't gotten over it to be quite honest.

Terry Pratchett.

@ColinTheMathmo I say chapters, but that's not really accurate for discworld. More like, there were two distinct plot threads that had started when I stopped

@j Understood, and I sympathise. Liff isn't a book to be read, though, it's a book to be dup into. Read a few entries, perhaps mark with pencil the ones you've seen, then put it down again. It's not funny in bulk (IMO).

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