Monday, May 17, 2010

Time Travel Trigger Terms

"There are, in virtually everyone's memory, certain events so important that each and every one of us need only hear a certain trigger word to be immediately and magically transported back to the time represented by that magic word. And among our trips down memory lane, there are few flashbacks as quick and vivid as hearing that magical word, ... Prom!" —Lee Silvan

[Note: your eccentric scholar appreciates Lee Silvan's point but can't personally share in the magic of the word "prom." Having dropped out of high school two years early to attend college—not to mention being a confirmed recluse—the word "prom" mostly just reminds us of "pram," a British baby carriage.]

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