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Bad memory

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:13 pm
by Stevenloan
Hi everybody! What common noun, verb or phrase do you use to describe a man or a woman who usually forgets things, forgets things easily or has a bad memory?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan

Re: Bad memory

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:30 pm
by tony h
I wish I could remember.

Re: Bad memory

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:58 pm
by Stevenloan
tony h : Thanks for your answer.

StevenLoan

Re: Bad memory

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:11 pm
by tony h
Stevenloan wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:58 pm
tony h : Thanks for your answer.

StevenLoan
Steven, I hope you realised my answer was a joke.

The words you choose really depend on the nature of the forgetfulness.
- absentminded may mean the person's mind was on other, more important, things.
- forgetful is a basic description
- dreamy or away-with-the-fairies
- amnesic
- preoccupied
- negligent

Re: Bad memory

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:32 pm
by BonnieL
I had an aunt who used to say I was away with the fairies - I hated that. But I was a day-dreaming child.

Did a google search & found "memory like a sieve." Now why didn't I remember that! :lol:

Re: Bad memory

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:10 pm
by Stevenloan
tony h and BonnieL : Thank you both so much for the versions you provided. They are really helpful.

StevenLoan

Re: Bad memory

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:08 pm
by Bobinwales
I usually say that I did have a good memory but I have forgotten what I did with it.