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George eats old gray rags and paints horses yellow

 
 
Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:06 am
My brother taught me that sentence so that I wouldn't miss "geography" on my spelling tests.

While it seems that it would have been easier to just teach me to spell geography I can still recall George and his unusual habits all these years later.

A science teacher taught us that if we could remember the name Roy G. Biv that we would never forget the order of the colors in a rainbow.

He was right!

What memory tricks have you learned?
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:13 am
Laugh frontier November
Island avenue
Ethnic peninsula
Write their through

That was my first "spelling vocabulary" list from 4th grade. My best friend and I had heard scary things about how hard they were (we'd been in one classroom for 1-3 grade, then this was the jump to the 4-6th grade class), and we'd heard that the teacher would make you list all the words from memory. So we memorized the list. And it's STILL memorized, 25 (oh god 25) years on.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:16 am
Ha! Too funny.

I can still recite the first dialogue we had to learn for French class - complete with an imitation of the voices on the tape. If I ever get to France I will be ask Papa to take us to the restaurant for dinner tonight.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:24 am
Wow, you guys have better memories than I do!

What was that phrase for french adjectives that come before (as opposed to after) the noun?
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:28 am
If it doesn't involve asking Papa to take us to a restaurant (and being shot down by Mom because dinner is already ready) I really can't help you, little k.
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:28 am
My very elegant mother just served us nine pickles. (for the order of the planets)



Here's my first French dialogue (32 years for me):

Michel! Anne! Vous travellez?
Uh, non, nous regardons la television. Pourquoi?
Les Dupont arrivent dans une heure.
S'il te plait, maman. Encore cinq minutes.

(I'm sure I never wrote that out before. Maybe I'll be able to forget it now!)
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:30 am
30 days hath september, all the rest I can't remember.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:31 am
I don't get the nine pickles thing....

I think the french phrase was a woman's name. Let's see, the list includes age, beauty, color, size.....
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:31 am
Oh! I love that planets one! I have never heard that before.

I don't think you'll ever forget in mac. I don't believe it works that way. I think that with my last breath I'll be asking about restaurants in French.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:34 am
dys reminds me of this one:

I before E except after C
Or when it sounds like an A
As in neighbor or weigh
And I think some other times
But I can't really say

The nine pickles things works by giving you the first letter of each planet in order.
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:35 am
My very elegant mother just served us nine pickles. (for the order of the planets)

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

Learned it in 7th grade!
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:36 am
but, it doesn't! We either start or end with Mercury. There's no 'm' in nine pickles. And, what planet starts with 'k'?
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:37 am
oooooooooooooooooohhhh, Mac's mother isn't neccessarily very elegant, but that's the WHOLE phrase! Phew. Sorry for the brain fart!
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:37 am
My - Mercury
Very - Venus
Elegant - Earth

Like that little k
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:39 am
No prob, lil'k.

I'm interested in your phrase to help with French adjectives if you can dredge it up. Sounds useful.
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loislane17
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 01:41 pm
Good planet one!

30 days hath September
April, June & November
All the rest have thirty-one
Except for February alone
Which has twenty-eight days time
Except in leap years when it's 29!

I still remember all the basic rhyme schemes, although I was taught eensy weensy spider rather itsy bitsy.
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:06 pm
On Old Olympus Towering Top A Famous Vocal German Viewed Some Hops.

The 12 cranial nerves:olfactory, optic, oculomotor, trochlear, trigeminal, abducens, facial, vestibulocochlear, glossopharyngeal, vagus, spinal accessory, hypoglossal

I must admit I had to look it up. The old cranium ain't what it usta be.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:12 pm
Hi loislane. That 30 days rhyme always cracks me up. It starts out so clever and then just falls apart.

Hey Swimpy. I read that first sentence and tried to figure out what it might possibly relate to before reading on.

I would have never figured it out in a million years. But I might remember that sentence forever.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:35 pm
I looked up french adjectives that go before the noun, the acronym is BAGS. So much for a woman's name..... I wonder what that was for.

Beauty
Age
Goodness (or badness)
Size

And, it's only a partial list.
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Piffka
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:49 pm
Jesus Christ made Seattle under protest.

This help me remember the names of the streets in downtown Seattle, south to north, two at a time.(Jefferson, however, is no longer much of a "player" in the scheme of things, being cut up so often it is now only two blocks long.

Anyway, they are: Jefferson & James, Cherry & Columbia, Marion & Madison, Spring & Seneca, University & Union, Pike & Pine, and this can come in handy when you're trying to get from the original Ivar's (at the foot of Madison) to the Pike Place Market.
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