We've all heard these: JUMBO SHRIMP, AUTHENTIC REPLICA, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, HELPFUL CIVIL SERVANT and THE WAR ON TERRORISM (more obscure, but a bit more through-provoking in terms of semantics and shades of meaning).
With the following list, read each one aloud in your mind, and when you've finished, visualize the conflicting physical images. Then:
1) See how many of them you can easily remember;
2) See how many you can remember in the sequence in which they are presented. Incidentally, this is my collection of the best of the worst of these creatures:
Stretch those neurons....let them reach out and touch one another! Here we go:
A CAPPELLA WITH MUSIC
A FINE MESS
A FOOT AHEAD
A LITTLE BIG
AUNT JEMIMA LIGHT
Try the above (and we're only in the "A" category!) and work this exercise. You will
find it invigorating. I could have provided you with a far longer list, but my friend Eric always tells me that "less is more." To me, this is a blinding flash of the obvious [ahem].
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