February 12, 2018

Ridiculous phrase with about 296,000 hits in Google.

"Memories you won't forget."

I ran across that phrase while poking around at AirBnb. Some little house promised to give me memories I won't forget. Well, what if it just so happens that I like memories I don't remember?

38 comments:

bagoh20 said...

Look for one with a full bar.

Breezy said...

Is there anything such thing as a forgotten memory?

SF said...

Is this like the memories I won't forget of that hotel room in the Catskills with dead flies in the plastic glasses they left for us? Where the toilet and bathtub stopped working with a couple of days left on our stay?

tcrosse said...

I feel numb.

JMS said...

I just rented my first Airbnb a few days ago for a week in April in DC. Whoever comes up with a better way to sort offerings will make a lot of money. I wanted to sort by proximity to public transportation and couldn't find a way to do that. Spent way too much time reading ridiculous descriptions of the offerings to see if they mentioned the Metro or bus.

William said...

I'm not sure if there is a word for memories that evaporate upon contact with time. Nonetheless, that's the story of my life--an unbroken series of banal moments. Maybe if I rented an AirBnB in Paris I could have my banal moments with a more memorable backdrop.......A memory you don't remember doesn't qualify as a memory. That's just st as well. The moments that stick with you on your weary journey generally involve sorrow and loss. Some exception is made for memories of hot sex, but mostly it's sorrow and loss.

Luke Lea said...

Ann is in a bad mood this morning?

CJinPA said...

"You can sleep here. The experience will be burned into your memory until the day you die. "

richlb said...

If you forget it, then it was't really much of a memory, was it?

Fernandistein said...

Ridiculous phrase with about 296,000 hits in Google.

Sigh. There are only 173 actual results.

"Counting is hard." You know, cuz it's math!

Levi Starks said...

You have Alzheimer’s?

Earnest Prole said...

It sounds like something Trump would say: At first you think it's idiotic, and then you realize it embodies a profound zen truth.

MadisonMan said...

I just rented my first Airbnb a few days ago for a week in April in DC.

I've rented one near the (so I'm told) only Target store actually in DC. It was therefore close to the Metro, which has a stop right at the Target.

Fernandistein said...

This search engine returns a fake result that's more impressive than google's fake result:

$ mybogussearch "Memories you won't forget"
10,281,239,471,037.3 instances found.


Wow!

MadisonMan said...

And my memories of that airBnB will last a lifetime! Especially the low ceilings!

Not Sure said...

To the non-pedantic this obviously means "Memories that will endure." As opposed to fleeting ones.

madAsHell said...

I distinctly remember forgetting.

SeanF said...

Breezy: Is there anything such thing as a forgotten memory?

How else would you refer to something that someone used to remember, but no longer does?

tim maguire said...

The worst memories are often the hardest to forget.

Earnest Prole said...

“Memories you won't forget" is no more absurd than “I forgot to remember to forget.”

I Forgot To Remember To Forget

I forgot to remember to forget her
I can't seem to get her off my mind
I thought I'd never miss her
But I found out somehow
I think about her almost all the time

The day she went away
I made myself a promise
That I'd soon forget we ever met
But something sure is wrong
'Cause I'm so blue and lonely
I forgot to remember to forget

The day she went away
I made myself a promise
That I'd soon forget we ever met
Well, but something sure is wrong
'Cause I'm so blue and lonely
I forgot to remember to forget

David said...

A house that allows you to forget certain memories of your choice would be quite lucrative.

"Memories you won't have to deal with any more."

David said...

"Is there anything such thing as a forgotten memory?"

"Recherche du Temps Perdu" by Proust. It's unforgettable, if you can remember it.

PackerBronco said...

My most memorable stay was at a flea-bitten hotel in London filled with drug heads, prostitutes, and gang members. I didn't sleep the whole night and got the **** of there with the first light of dawn.

Didn't say it was a happy memory, but I won't ever forget it.

PackerBronco said...

Breezy: Is there anything such thing as a forgotten memory?

Sure. Just wait until somebody is testifying under oath ...

Humperdink said...

Packer Bronco said: "Sure. Just wait until somebody is testifying under oath ...'

Thread winner. ^^^^^

If recall correctly (ha), some famous female presidential candidate made the phrase: "I don't recall" famous while under oath. I forget who she was.

Humperdink said...

I have a cottage next my house that I rent out to a tenant. He will be gone in March. My plan is turn it into a AirBnb this summer. A bit nervous about it.

rhhardin said...

You need a way to remember memories. Mnemories.

cubanbob said...

Unforgettable doesn't necessarily a good memory.

DanTheMan said...

A memory that I won't forget? Does it come with a free gift? Does the apartment have frozen ice, too?

Pleonastically yours,
DtM

Ann Althouse said...

Recovered memories. There's that concept. Whenever you try to remember things, you're pulling up memories that, I guess, have settled in and are not constantly present in your consciousness, so I guess it can make sense to say you'll be making "memories you won't forget." But that's frightening. It would take something awful to have that quality. Pleasant memories of hanging around in a house, maybe eating and having conversation and sex or something like that would not be the sort of memory that stays on the surface of your thoughts continually. I think the writer just meant normal memories, the kind you have to pull up to think about, in which case, it's a redundancy. It struck me as silly, but now you people have me thinking about torture and murder.

gilbar said...

I had an 18 month stay that I certainly will never forget;
it'll be a life long reminder to hire better lawyers

rcocean said...

Memories you forget aren't memories. They are nothing.

Triangle Man said...

An experience you have not had? A destiny unfulfilled?

rhhardin said...

There was, and maybe still is, an anesthetic for childbirth that didn't kill the pain but kept you from remembering it.

gilbar said...

rhhardin; have you had colonoscopy? they have an amnesia drug that is scary effective

Amadeus 48 said...
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Caligula said...

Not only will these be memories you won't forget, but, they'll be crystal clear. And razor sharp!

SY said...

There are a lot of articles devoted to "how to forget a bad memory." So if you can forget a memory, meaning memories can be forgotten, then it follows there are "memories you won't forget"? Just saying maybe this phrase isn't too weird after all...