I usually have very vivid dreams and can remember them long after waking up. Last night, in one of my dreams, I was in conversation with my ex and she used a word I didn't know. At that moment, I stepped out of dream consciousness and thought to myself, wait a minute, this is my dream and my psyche is feeding her dialogue, so how could she use a word I don't know. I told myself to remember the word and look it up in the morning and then quietly slipped back into dream consciousness.
When I awoke this morning, I remembered the dream, but couldn't remember the word. Isn't that strange?