The daily prompt has delivered yet another word which we “down unders” spell differently. It is almost impossible for me to spell words away from the way I was taught; I am pedantic about all things grammatical and it really goes against the grain to use a ‘z’ instead of an s in the word memorize, but I will soldier on…
Technology devices, with the capacity to store endless amounts of information, are readily available at our fingertips today, and have removed the necessity to memorize ( ouch) many things such as phone numbers. Recently there was a post on Facebook asking who remembered using the old dial telephones and still recalled phone numbers from the past. Incredibly I can still recall my phone number and those of my friends from over 40 years ago, and yet I cannot tell you the mobile numbers of my friends or even my kids today; all are stored in my phone. I do know my husband’s, so I guess if it was an emergency I would call him – although it is a standing joke in our family not to call Dad if you want something, for he is notorious for not answering!
“I remember things from sixty years ago, but if you ask me where I left my car keys five minutes ago, that’s sometimes a problem. ”