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The English language has evolved in such a way that it seems to undercut itself. For example, the large number of irregular verbs. It’s almost as though the language wants its speakers to forget that it has rules, and many habitually do. If someone deliberately created a language (or any system, for that matter) that deliberately used a device to make its speakers forget its rules, in other words an antonym of mnemonic [“... a device for assisting memory...” M-W. ], what would that device be called?

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    If someone were to invent a sport that involved spinning in circles while wearing purple shorts and red eyeliner what would it be called?... You're making a word request for a concept that you've just invented. – Dave Magner Jun 8 '15 at 18:25
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    You can use Lethe figuratively. In Greek mythology, it is the name of a river and anyone who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness. In Ancient Greek, Λήθη (Lḗthē) means forgetfulness. – ermanen Jun 8 '15 at 18:29
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    @DaveMagner That's obviously crazy. No one would match eyeliner and pants color like that. – Mitch Jun 8 '15 at 18:30
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    I very much like the suggested words. Obluiette comes very close to what I'm seeking. I imagine that Rowling coined obliviate, but it's a sensible word. I had forgotten about Lethe. "Let's put a Lethe into the system," sounds intriguing. Brainwashing might be difficult. The sport is called figure skating. – Zan700 Jun 8 '15 at 19:20
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    The question boils down to "What is an antonym for mnemonic?" What's off-topic about that? I didn't invent mnemonic and I didn't invent antonym. I provided a context for the use of the answer, that's all. – Zan700 Jun 8 '15 at 19:30
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If mnemonic is a memory aid, a memory block like amnesia would be the opposite.

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