We’ve all been there. You’re trying to say something and the word you need is right on the tip of your tongue… but you can’t come up with it! Your brain momentarily short-circuits and you just can’t come up with the word, “book.” Instead you’re reduced to drawing a rectangle in the air while you tell your husband that you need one of those paper things with the words in it. While it’s frustrating to be in those kinds of conversations, it’s fun to be on the outside looking in. In fact, it could be it’s own game show. Can you figure out what these people MEANT to say from what they ACTUALLY said? (Oh, and in case your brain refuses to cooperate with you, we’ve listed the actual name below the pictures).

That’s What I Meant to Say!

#1 – I need the… you know, the soup scoop.

word01

“Ladle”

#2 – It’s those guys who stand up with the groom at a wedding. The dudesmaids.

word02

“Groomsmen”

#3 – Did you see that? It’s a… a moo beast!

word03

“Cow”

#4 – I feel hungry, but like for water instead of food.

word04

“Thirsty”

 

#5 – Those things the kids like… the party muffins.

word05

“Cupcake”

#6 – Can someone pass me the holey bowl?

word06

“Colander”

#7 – I’ll just have some of that breakfast soup stuff.

word07

“Cereal”

#8 – Pass me those, um… sausage tweezers.

word09

“Tongs”

 

#9 – I can’t find the vegetable sharpener.

word09

“Peeler”

#10 – Can I have some of those meat sprinkles?

word10

“Pepperoni”

#11 – When there’s a parade, but everyone’s upset. An angry parade.

word11

“Protest”

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Tara is a mom, instructional designer, author, cat lover, and collector of funny pictures on the Internet.