I have a memory like a steel trap

This was uttered by the contributor’s mom, probably during a hard fought game of Scrabble. It is a mashup of “memory like an elephant” (exceptional memory) and “mind like a steel trap” (able to understand or grasp information quickly). Depending on the context, she may have been mixing “memory/mind like a sieve” (poor memory) as an incongruent conflation with a steel trap. A shout out to Sandor Kovacs for hearing this one and passing it on!


2 Comments on “I have a memory like a steel trap”

  1. ykstam says:

    I have been known to say I have a memory like a steel…..sieve. But it’s not a malaphor if you do it on prpose!

    Yvonne Stam Sent from my iPad


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