1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.
“There are things that I smell that really bring me back. It can remind you of a place or a person more acutely than many other things can.”
—Actor Jared Leto speaking about memories and smell.
1. Definition - Study the definition.
remind a person of an important memory
2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.
Our human senses are incredible. For example, the senses of smell and taste are strongly connected to memory. You might walk down the street and smell someone’s perfume. If it was the same perfume your grandmother wore, you would have happy memories of her. Or you might taste something that reminds you of your trip to another country. The special flavor would bring your travel memories into your mind.
When you have an experience like this, the smell or taste brings you back to a past time. You don’t actually time travel, of course. But your senses remind you of a memory, and your mind brings you back. Jared Leto recently played The Joker in the movie Suicide Squad. Now, he is advertising a new Gucci fragrance. He is happy to do this because he thinks that the connection between smell and memory is very important. He likes it when a smell brings him back to a good memory.
Which smells bring you back to happy memories? Which other senses bring you back in time?
1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.
“The smell of chalk and classrooms brings me back to my childhood.”
“When I smell my girlfriend’s hair, it brings me back to the day I first met her.”
“Eating pizza and watching movies brings me back to my best memories of high school.”