"mnemonic possession"

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Thu Oct 24 15:12:48 UTC 2013

On Oct 24, 2013, at 7:03 AM, "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:

> Woman in bed:  "I before E, except after C! Thirty days hath
> September!  King Philip came over for good S-"
> Bedside visitor:  "Call the grammarians! She's having a mnemonic possession!"

on my blog:


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