- Ask for "the thing. You know, that... thing... over there... by the other thing. No, the YELLOW thing!" As you can imagine, this requires lots of gesturing.
- Do a word-salad free association where my brain frantically grasps at words that might be related in some capacity. In some cases this results in compound words that are nearly German in construction, such as "hot water dish clean appliance."
Earlier this evening I was unable to think of the word "television", so my brain scrambled in panic and pulled out "Big loud distract-o-box."