The 20’s – Second Batch at Level 2
Just a quick note to those joining this continuing series in the middle – rewind in the blog to find the beginning of the memory system: it’s dated 21 November 2010.
Here we go with the 20’s. After this, you’ll be equipped to memorize lists of up to 30 things, more-or-less. The following are the PERMANENT pegs for numbers 20 through 29. In earlier posts, we got ideas for memory words with the same consonants, and we reprise some of those here, but the permanent ones should come to mind immediately when encountering the numbers. Don’t forget to add the other senses to the mix: sound, smell, touch, even taste.
|20||NS||nose||A terrible cold; huge reddened nose; sound of blowing into a hankie||anise, noose, news|
|21||NT||net||A butterfly net; chasing a colorful butterfly in a meadow; smell of Spring||wind,
|22||NN||nun||The flying nun; super-starched white headress and black habit; incense||neon,
|23||NM||name||Crisp, thick, embossed business card; smell ink and linen paper||anemia,
|24||NR||Nero||Fiddling while Rome burns; hear violin; smell fire; feel hot marble floor||winery,
|25||NL||nail||huge concrete-nail requiring a jackhammer to pound it in||inlaw,
|26||NJ||niche||Caesar’s bust in a niche in the wall; hear the oration and applause||nudge,
|27||NK||neck||Queen Nefertiri’s bust with the long elegant neck; sand and desert||ankh,
|28||NF||navy||Giant flotilla with battleships, aircraft carriers; cold sea spray||knife,
|29||NP||nap||Sleeping in the park after a picnic; sunshine, wine, cheese, heather||knob,