"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Friday, 12 December 2008

Nerve fart

Brain fart is described as being when your train of thought goes off at tangent or you cannot remember something which should be obvious. It is also used for when someone does not perform an action that obviously should have been done, especially when you are under pressure and must think quickly.

So I have invented the concept of nerve fart for my neurological disorder. Apart from my nerves dying my sensory and motor nerves also do weird things and go off at a tangent.

For example, sometimes I fail to register pain when I pick up something hot and only the smell of burning flesh alerts me that there may be a problem somewhere. On the other hand, I get pains from things that are not there – indeed, just half an hour ago I felt as though I had a drawing pin sticking in my heel. Even more weird is getting toothache – I haven’t had any teeth for years now but I still occasionally get toothache. How unfair is that. Oh well, it’s just nerve fart.


  1. How about that. I had no idea Brain Fart was a 'real' word. I thought that I had coined the expression last year on the croquet lawn when I managed to dispose of my own ball thinking that it was my opponent's ball. It has become part of our Club's 'culture' since then.

  2. Geeb's life seems to be peppered with fart references.

    As for nerve farts, my father had half of a finger shot off and another damaged by the same bullet. He always said the most difficult thing to deal with about the injury was the itch on the end of his finger, which wasn't there. No amount of scratching the stump end would get rid of the itch.