Tartle: There’s a Name For It

By Laurel Sutton

July 10, 2009

We love language, and this series features words from various languages around the world that capture universal, but complicated, human emotions or situations. It’s fun and (gasp!) educational, too!

We welcome your contributions!

Today’s lesson – finally, a word for the thing that happens to me all the time! :

Tartle— A Scottish verb meaning to hesitate while introducing someone due to having forgotten his/her name.

Source: Beyond Words, the ALTA Blog

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