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What do we call a person who easily forgets directions or routes?

I googled but couldn't find any appropriate term.

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I would say that person is uncoordinated. –  nicholas ainsworth Oct 2 '11 at 15:47
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"Lost" ::rimshot:: –  dmckee Oct 2 '11 at 17:20

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Normally I just say someone (me, let's say, just hypothetically) has "a bad (terrible) sense of direction."

Apparently a more serious condition exists that causes sufferers to get lost even on common paths and turned around in their own houses. This is called developmental topographical disorientation and is described in this news feature.

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The traditional phrase used is that these people have no sense of direction. But ajk's answer of "directionally challenged" is a great way to make this phrase into an adjective.

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+1 looks like you got there first! –  onomatomaniak Oct 2 '11 at 14:49

In my family, we call those people directionally challenged.

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