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"we've all got an elephants memory"?

What does he mean when he says this?

criminal minds s3 e16

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seeing answers about how you remember past trauma very vividly, but i just suppress it lol

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  • 8 months ago

    the preoverbial elephant has an unlimited memory; an elephant never forgets, so presumably neither do "we", the people referred to by "we all have an elephant's memory". I would need a slightly larger context to say more, but the reference is almost certainly to the "elephants never forget" idea.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Collectively we hold a huge amount of memory.

    That's the nice thing about elephants, they work for peanuts but remember you for the rest of your life.

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  • 8 months ago

    People have long said that elephants have a good memory. I don't know what that's based on- maybe they remember people who took care of them. This quote just mean that people have a long memory, too- which can be a memory of wrongs done to us or a memory of good times.

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