These Subreddits Will Help You Recall That Word On The Tip Of Your Tongue

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The Tip of My Tongue subreddit has been helping people remember things for ten years. Next time you can’t remember the name of a movie, a song, a GIF, a book, a stop-motion video turning 20th-century warfare into a food fight... whatever it is, come here and ask.

Some of the subreddit’s most popular solved mysteries include:

Current unsolved mysteries include:

While you can post pretty much anything in TOMT, if you’re looking for a video game, you might have more luck in Tip of My Joystick. For porn, go to the NSFW Tip of My Penis. And while it’s a very quiet subreddit, you could also try TOMT Anime for anime.

If you’re a RoosterTeeth fan and you’re looking for a moment from any of their channels, try the surprisingly active subreddit Tip of My Rooster. And if you’re looking for a subreddit, use Find a Reddit.

If you’ve forgotten the word that means a particular thing, use What’s the Word. This is a fun one to browse, as there are often multiple answers: In one popular post, someone needed a term for the weirdness of adjusting back to reality after getting immersed in a movie or book.

One redditor knew it as a book hangover, another as a form of jamais vu, and another coined the word “dystoria.”

If you have an object but you don’t know what it is, use What Is This Thing? That subreddit has identified:

For more specific object identification, try Name That Car, Name That Plane and Name That Bike. If you know what you need but you don’t know where to get one, try Help Me Find.

Wherever you submit, read the rules in the subreddit’s right rail. That way you’ll avoid getting your post automatically removed because you forgot to specify something, or wrote out nonsense lyrics like “doot doot doot” instead of humming them in audio.

Finally, if you want to read about more unsolved cases that aren’t traditional true crime, go to the subreddit Non-Murder Mysteries.


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