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Favourite mnemonic?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by EmanuelShadrack, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Inspired by my recent posting of the "red hot you two-headed monster", I thought I'd ask everyone what their favourite mnemonic is. Of course rude ones are most welcome, as they're likely to be all the more memorable. (I have no evidence for this hypothesis - perhaps research into it would win an Ig Nobel prize.)
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  2. nixmith

    nixmith Established commenter

    George eats old grey rabbits and paints houses yellow (it's a spelling one!)
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  3. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    I've never had a problem spelling that word. Makes me wonder if it was worth the hassle of constructing a mnemonic. :)
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  4. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Oh yes, how could I forget "thousands of abortions, come after having, sex on holiday"? I never actually needed this mnemonic myself, but I expect it helped a lot of people.
  5. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Ages ago I was pleased to find this,which has been useful to me in class on occasion. It's also been good for pain free dispersal of unwanted party attention, in that manifesting an interest in Maths mnemonics turns out to be a scary weapon to those wannabe suitors who have only recently mastered complete sentences.

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  6. nixmith

    nixmith Established commenter

    I was trying to be funny!

    Having said that, big elephants can always understand small elephants is used often and if it helps some children, why not!
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  7. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I remember these from school.

    Planetary order: My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets

    Trignonometry: Silly Old Hitler Caused Awful Havoc To Our Armies

    Word lengths giving the first 15 digits of pi: How I need a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics.

    And this one from uni.

    Electronic resistor colour code: Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly.
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  8. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    O, and all the poems for pi, some of them really clever
    It's a fact
    A ratio immutable
    Of circle round and width
    Produces geometry's deepest conundrum.
    For as the numerals stay random
    No repeat lets out its presence.
    Yet it forever stretches forth.
    Nothing to eternity.
  9. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Posted at the same time-Great minds think a pi.
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  10. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    I forgot another maths one, which I learned at school, and which I have dutifully passed on:

    "bananas come clean and ask me British Leyland"

    I await answers for what this is about.
  11. friedgreentomatoes

    friedgreentomatoes Star commenter

    Rhythm Has Your Two Hips Moving
  12. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Oh yes, that's a good one that.
  13. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    When we were kids my mum used to say "Sam takes Nelly out dancing every Friday night". I always wondered what this was about and why it wasn't Nelly taking Sam out dancing every Friday night. And what they did on Tuesdays.
  14. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    I give up. What does this represent?
  15. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    None of mine are clean
  16. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    Two for items of Latin vocabulary I still remember from the early 1960s:

    "At last", they said, when they got off the tandem.
    The paene's almost ready.

    One for each of the subjects in the National Curriculum:

    Art & Design: Dan Accumulates Interesting Junk
    Design Technology: Could Fanny Play Violin Much Worse?
    English: Never Eat Cress: Eat Salad Sandwiches And Raspberry Yoghurt
    Geography: Never Eat Shredded Wheat
    History: Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived
    Mathematics: King Hector Doesn't (Usually) Drink Cold Milk
    MFL (German): FUDGEBOW
    Music: Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
    Physical Education: Seven Red Snakes Could Not Have Saved Charlie Brown
    Religious Education: General Electric Lightbulbs Never Dim
    Science: MRS GREN
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  17. Nanook_rubs_it

    Nanook_rubs_it Star commenter

    ‘I wish I knew’ the square root of two.

    ‘O procure for me’ the square root of three.
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  18. maggie m

    maggie m Lead commenter

    Stages of mitosis and before any one complains I learnt it from Mr Mulligan my biology teacher. I'm Paddy Mulligan and thick.
  19. gargs

    gargs Star commenter

    mooRhen - Red beak
  20. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Thank you for these.

    These are the only ones I know:

    English: spelling of "necessary" (I had to think about that one)

    Geography: points of the compass, I think.
    [I was never convinced by this, cos you need to know where to start, and which direction to turn.]

    History: fate of each of Henry VIII's wives

    ICT: garbage in, garbage out

    Music: notes on the lines of a treble staff

    So, only five. Pretty rubbish really.

    Could you explain the others please?
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