Just Admit It

Can’t think of a word? Say “I forget the English word for it.”
That way people will think you’re bilingual, rather than an obliviot.

Of course, when they then ask you “¿Hablas español?” or “Spreek je Nederlands?” and you stand there blinking at them, they’ll know you’re an obliviot.

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