3V1238.02 Recalling a Word (6/13/81)

Peggy just spelled ZOOM from memory. Two girl shapes were ZOOMing too close together. The FAST card sat nearby so I instructed Peggy to key it. With some trouble, she keyed that familiar word of unknown spelling, copying letter by letter.

Disappointed that the current girl was going slow (fast is slower than ZOOM), Peggy, repeating “Zoomy, zoomy,” to herself executed the procedure by spelling the word from memory. I asked her how she knew how to spell it (since the card was/is nowhere in sight, and she answered that she just remembered it.

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