Verboticism: Mnaromonic

Mnaromonic

Created by: kateinkorea

Definition: n. A wayward scent or aroma which invokes distant memories of one's childhood or younger days. v. To be suddenly catapulted into the past by a very strong odor.

Pronunciation: NARE oh MON ic

Sentence: When Sally was a child she was locked in a room and nobody could find the key. She had knocked over a bottle of ammonia and the smell took over the room. She cried for hours until finally they were able to break down the door. To this day ammonia causes a mnaromonic reaction in her.

Etymology: MNEMONIC + AROMA MNEMONIC: a word, sentence, poem, etc. that helps you to remember something AROMA: a smell

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Comments: Mnaromonic

silveryaspen - 2009-03-23: 13:34:00
using mnemonic to show that smells, like letters, can trigger memory was very clever!