English mnemonic for the French word: dentifrice
The poet DANTE stole a tube of toothpaste, for which he was condemned to FREEZING center of Hell, as described in his famous poem. DANTE FREEZE, holding the toothpaste.
So, that’s awful and at least now you’ll never forget that dentifrice en francais is toothpaste in English.
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This technology, spaced-repetition flash card technology, wasn’t widely available before about 2010, in a big way. It automatically serves up a given flash card just when the average human brain would begin to forget it.
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