Cognitive psychologist Bennett Schwartz examined fifty-one languages and found that forty-five of them include expressions using the word tongue to describe the TOT state.
Tip of the Tongue is very frustrating, no? Because of the medication I take, I have either TOT or lethologica almost everyday at some point. I guess it's a sacrifice I'm will to make to have less pain in my life. As I've been reading these articles on Wikipedia, I realized I also speak quite a few spoonerisms
A spoonerism is a an error in speech or deliberate play on words in which corresponding consonants, vowels, or morphemes are switched.
- "We'll have the hags flung out" ("flags hung")
- "a half-warmed fish" ("half-formed wish")