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I will remember, if I can. ” This tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon (often referred to as TOT) is not uncommon. But if you could rarely find the word you wanted, imagine how frustrated you would be. This is the fate of many aphasics whose impairment involves severe anomia—the inability to find the word you wish to speak. It is important to note that the language difficulties suffered by aphasics are not caused by any general cognitive or intellectual impairment or loss of motor or sensory controls of the nerves and muscles of the speech organs or hearing apparatus.

D. Words . . words . . words . . two, four, six, eight, . . blaze am he. 9. Shakespeare’s Hamlet surely had problems. Some say he was obsessed with being overweight, because the first lines he speaks in the play when alone on the stage in Act II, Scene 2, are: O! that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew; Others argue that he may have had Wernicke’s aphasia, as evidenced by the following passage from Act II, Scene 2: Slanders, sir: for the satirical rogue says here that old men have grey beards, that their faces are 31 32 INTRODUCTION Brain and Language wrinkled, their eyes purging thick amber and plum-tree gum and that they have a plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams: all which, sir, though I most powerfully and potently believe, yet I hold it not honesty to have it thus set down, for you yourself, sir, should be old as I am, if like a crab you could go backward.

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