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knightsbff posted 10/16/2013 13:53 PM

I'm trying to write a parent evaluation form for DS to be evaluated for learning disorders.

This word is on the tip of my tongue and I just can't find it.

I'm trying to say he's well spoken, has a good vocabulary. What is that dang word?

It's not literate....but like that only with regards to speech...

So aggravating when I have a mental moment! Maybe I'm the one who needs the evaluation.

Jrazz posted 10/16/2013 13:54 PM

articulate?

knightsbff posted 10/16/2013 14:12 PM

Yes!!! That's it. THANK YOU Jrazz!!!!!

movingforward777 posted 10/16/2013 14:15 PM

Nothing wrong with describing it as "well spoken with a good vocabulary"....

knightsbff posted 10/16/2013 14:16 PM

You know...you're right. I didn't think of that.

Jrazz posted 10/16/2013 14:22 PM

I can NEVER think of words that are hilariously ironic.

(I remember interviewing, and tripping up in the sentence where I was supposed to say I was good at communicating via phone for conference calls. TOTALLY garbled it! )

knightsbff posted 10/16/2013 14:30 PM

I was so focused on filling out this 16 page evaluation I totally missed the irony.

Well, the kids obviously more articulate than his mom.

Williesmom posted 10/16/2013 14:39 PM

I once called for take out and asked for a burger thing on bread.

The person on the other end said "a hamburger"?

Yes!! That's what I want.

movingforward777 posted 10/16/2013 17:17 PM

I once called for take out and asked for a burger thing on bread.

Would you like that with or without that red stuff?

Brain fart........happens to me all the time....

caregiver9000 posted 10/16/2013 17:29 PM

Glad to have such good company.

I swear that I had a brain at one time. And it remembered stuff too.

Snapdragon posted 10/16/2013 20:18 PM

I picture all the information I have stored in my brain this way... It is swirling around slowly through my skull. There is a pointer that hits the pieces of information that I need and brings them into my memory. Sometimes it takes awhile for the right piece of information to get in range of the pointer.

JustDone posted 10/16/2013 21:12 PM

I picture all the information in my brain stored on those old library dewy decimal system small file drawers with rows of cards. I have to flit down a lot of cards to get to the one thing I was trying to remember...

nowiknow23 posted 10/17/2013 06:21 AM

Card catalogs! Ah, the good old days.

EvenKeel posted 10/17/2013 09:35 AM

My group of GF's laugh about this all the time.

We were at a craft retreat and she said "Can I borrow your liquid tape?"

Ummm....do you mean glue?

She did - and we all just laughed and laughed.

To this day we all refer to glue as 'liquid tape'.

You are in good company!

[This message edited by EvenKeel at 9:36 AM, October 17th (Thursday)]

Afraid2LoveAgain posted 10/17/2013 14:42 PM

I have a word I can't remember also. Is it ok to hijack your thread?

In screen design, text fields can be pre-populated with grey help text. There is a one word noun for this text but damned if I can remember it.

I've asked our UX folks and the BAs but they have no idea.

knightsbff posted 10/17/2013 21:41 PM

Welcome to hijack afraid2love but I have no idea. That's a tough one.

nowiknow23 posted 10/17/2013 21:44 PM

In screen design, text fields can be pre-populated with grey help text.
placeholder text?

Jrazz posted 10/17/2013 21:48 PM

It's not a noun, but "Prompting" text?

Jrazz posted 10/17/2013 21:49 PM

Guide know-it-all cleanup, Aisle 9!

Afraid2LoveAgain posted 10/17/2013 22:39 PM

Thanks NIK, but not placeholder text.

Only one word something like indefinite but that's not it. It was used in a style guide for screen standards I used at a job many, many moons ago.

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