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How Not to Remember Names
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'He's a quick learner. He's already memorized the last four digits of his social security number.'
"Now remember this formula, it's going to be on the test."
I can't remember the last time I had to memorize something
"Those are the names of your children? I went a different route...I memorized my kids' names."
'...and then I began reading the book of New Regulations.'
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"Give me a couple years, and I can answer your simple question about the new regulations."
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Short-term memory nostalgia.
"Memorizing the multiplication table is NOT brainwashing!"
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'I put all the important stuff up there. He likes to know it off the top of his head.'
When association-based memory techniques fail.
"In conclusion, the Australian pelican has the longest beak of all birds...up to 12 inches...uh, I mean, 16...wait...18 inches! Whew! I have my presentation memorized forward and backward."
"You have the memory of an elephant!"
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'I'm a kid...I'm not a floppy disk!'
'I have a good memory for most things - it's only facts that throw me.'