The other day I was at the farmer's market -- I was in a hurry to get out of the house and get to the market right when it opened so I could be sure to get a carton of eggs from the guy who has the most delicious eggs but only has a few cartons available every week. My parents were at the market, so I said hello and informed them that I had run out of the house so fast, I had forgotten my cochlear implant.
Only I said I had forgotten my "implant".
On the way home, I got to thinking. "Implant" is such a silly word to use, since the implant really refers to the internal piece which was ... well, implanted. Stating that I had forgotten my implant makes no sense -- like having your camera with you and forgetting the lens? Okay maybe a bad analogy. "Cochlear implant" is such a mouthful. I guess I could say "processor", since that is what the external piece really is, but that is such a generic word.
"I forgot my processor."
Sounds like I forgot to bring my computer or something. At least, I think that is what would first come to mind for most people.
I could say I forgot my Esprit 3G, which is the name of that specific processor, but again that is a mouthful and most people would have no idea what I was talking about.
Soon I am hoping to upgrade to the newer processor, which is called the Freedom.
"I forgot my Freedom."
Bizarre and silly.