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Old 04-12-2013, 02:30 PM   #1
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Mnemonics you learned in grade school

Though it would be interesting to share some of the mnemonics you learned in grade school and still remember. Things like "ROY G BIV" being the colors in the spectrum.
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I still use mnemonics to remember people's names, but sometimes they the mnemonic is off-color, and I'm always afraid I'll use the mnemonic instead of the actual name!
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The first one I learned was the lines on the staff for musical notation.
Treble clef: EGBDF (Every good boy does fine)
Bass clef: FACE
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"My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas" (Planets--I guess it's been modified now since Pluto got booted out)

"On Old Olympus's Towering Top, A Finn and German Viewed a Hop" (the twelve cranial nerves--in Junior High)
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My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets
for the order of the planets. (when there were sitll nine)
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SOHCAHTOA - to remember the formulas for computing the sine, cosine, and tangent of an angle.
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This should speed up this thread:
Mnemonics
stalactites stick tight to the ceiling
stalagmites have to be mighty to stand up
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Though it would be interesting to share some of the mnemonics you learned in grade school and still remember. Things like "ROY G BIV" being the colors in the spectrum.
I went to Catholic schools and don't remember learning any mnemonics. Maybe the ruler Sister casually slapped against her palm while rattling her rosary was all we needed to prompt our memories.
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From AP Bio:
King Phillip Called Out For Ginger Snaps
for the ways of classifying organisms in the animal kingdom
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
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This should speed up this thread:
Mnemonics
stalactites stick tight to the ceiling
stalagmites have to be mighty to stand up
Now this is a good one. I never could remember which were which. Other than EGBDF I don't remember any of these and I went to public school.
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I was a terrible speller.

a rat in tom's house might eat tom's ice cream.

george eats old gray rats and paints houses yellow.
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I don't think this classifies as a mnemonic, but "8 x 8 is 64, close your mouth and say no more".
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stalactites stick tight to the ceiling
stalagmites have to be mighty to stand up
It's easier en francais:

"Mites montent et tites tombent"
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SOHCAHTOA - to remember the formulas for computing the sine, cosine, and tangent of an angle.
Sin = Oscar Had
Cos = A Heap
Tan = Of Apples

which we modified as:

Sin = Otto Had
Cos = A Hell
Tan = Of Alot

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Mnemonics
stalactites stick tight to the ceiling
stalagmites have to be mighty to stand up
or stalagmites might eventually reach the ceiling...

stalaCtites = Ceiling
stalaGmites = Ground

A lot of the ones I remember best, like some limmericks, aren't fit for repeating here.

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I used mnemonics to remember a system of moves to solve the Rubik's Cube,
Although i havent done the cube in 15 years it would only take about 5 minutes of study for the equations to come back.
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I remember using many mnemonics, including for the Krebs cycle, but I forgot them :-) also for hormones, both in English and in my native tongue , also forgot them. Feeling old suddenly :-)
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I remember using many mnemonics, including for the Krebs cycle, but I forgot them :-)
Did they help when they changed one of the details? I remember when that was a big deal.
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