"mnemonic possession"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Oct 24 15:39:08 UTC 2013

On Oct 24, 2013, at 11:12 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:

> 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:
> http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/10/23/remembering/
Variant of the last one (on taxonomic classifications):

King Philip courted Ophelia for great sex.

I like the spaghetti version, though; you can't get really good spaghetti in Spain.


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