Similar to "selective memory". When one claims having high principles and moral values only when it works in their favor. Often used as an excuse to avoid hurting someone's feelings.
Chip said he wouldn't sleep with Karla because she's married and that he has principles, but Chip continues to sleep with Nicole who's also married, but Brazilian and super hot. Chip has selective principle.
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Condition where you choose things you want to forget not always on purpose.
Reena: do you remember that time in sixth grade where the teachers put us in that room when we were crying?
Matty: Umm, no?
Matty:Oh shoot i must have selected it!
Reena: ugh, the selective memory loss is back!
Similar to selective memory. Caused by either the death of a celebrity or the launch of someone into celebrity status.
This is a trait commonly found in hipsters. It is widely proliferated by the media and their lack of real news.
Celebrective memory in death
Whitney Houston premortem: "haha Whitney and bobby are probably doing crack or heroine. What a waste."
Whitney Houston postmortem: "omg. There will never be another Whitney. Her music touched me so much."
Celebrective memory in stardom
Jeremy Lin prestardom: "wtf who's that Asian guy on the warriors?"
Jeremy Lin poststardom: " honestly, Lin is already on the level of Kobe and wade. You could tell he had something all along, but he just let it loose."
selective memory lapses suffered by the very young or the very old,(or the very cunning) when they are trying to skim over something they are guilty about, or dont want to confess to etc
She also had a distinctly selective and very volatile memory, something computer junkies would have called “Need-Only-Memory” because she remembered things only if they suited her, and otherwise resorted to a an extremely blank and innocent expression of pleasant non recognition which she had perfected down the years.
a corrupted memory of life. a jagged or jaded look back complicated by memory loss, grief, a horrible twist of fate in life which scarred or warped all sense of the past.
a cracked rear view maybe complicated by memory loss, drugs or medication especially if administered without consent.
Hey whatever happenend to that guy?
He's got a cracked rearview, I am surprised he can even remember who he is given the strength of the meds they gave him.
to benefit oneself by pretending to forget.
"Dude, if I loan you this twenty dollars please pay me back. Don't come down with a case of selective amnesia on me."
1. When your memory fails during and/or after a night of drinking alcoholic beverages.
2. Not remembering previous or future plans due to imbibing quantities of alcohol.
Jeff met Sandra while pounding shots at the bar last night, but didn't remember her name and that he married her in Vegas. Jeff had one of the worst cases of boozeheimer's his friends have ever seen.
Robert had too much alcohol to drink and did not remember he made plans to meet friends later that night. He blamed his boozeheimer's while downing another Pabst.
John isn't a flake, he just had a case of boozeheimer's.