Thursday, August 09, 2007


My SAT prep gig just showed up again in my inbox and I'll be signing on soon.
It reminded me of stumbling upon an entry on mnemonics. I'm not a big fan of them, because they are usually more difficult to remember than the thing itself. Though, for some people, it really works. Case in point, my mom tends to remember combinations and phone numbers by people's birthdays she knows, which is fine, but she often has to add a number here and there. "It's your great-aunt's birthday plus sixteen, the age you were when she finished that 5,ooo piece puzzle." Or some such.

Here's an example from the entry on mnemonics. I'll give it as a quiz (and don't just type it into Google - that's cheating).

"How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics."

What is this sentence supposed to remind you of?
Leave your best guesses in the comments and check in later for a hint and then, maybe, the answer.


Ana said...

"Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun."

i have a fever. this sentence was the first thing to pop into my head and it somehow made sense to me.


Anonymous said...

Hey, I forgot I remembered things that way, now I just memorize what needs to be memorized. Remember writing and saying it 17 times and its in your head forever. Mama