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  •  Lambert Simnel (5+ / 0-)

    It never ceases to amaze me that I can retrieve his and Warbeck's names almost at will. There is nothing from which to make a mnemonic (for me at least), so why do they rattle around in my head awaiting the merest call for duty?

    •  The brain is an amazing thing (2+ / 0-)
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      Your brain in particular

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 08:42:54 AM PST

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    •  Because they are melodic, interesting names. (1+ / 0-)
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      I always pause and reflect on odd names I read whose resonance is pleasurable.  I think this is the way deep memories are formed.  I can come across a Tom White or John Miller in a book then the next time he is mentioned I have to flip back and find out (again) who he was.

      When I was a kid in Tucson, there was a local politician named Lambert Kautenberger.  I will recall that name for the rest of my life, even though I'm sure the last time I heard it spoken was when I was perhaps five or six, almost sixty years ago.

      I'm not sixty-two—I'm fifty-twelve!

      by Pragmatus on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 11:33:41 AM PST

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