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George eats old gray rags and paints horses yellow

 
 
bree
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:53 pm
Richard of York goes battling in vain

(colors of the spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet)

Can Queen Victoria eat cold apple pie?

(the seven hills of Rome: Caelian, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Capitoline, Aventine, Palatine)
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:54 pm
What about Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge - or somesuch for notes on..... on what?
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bree
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:55 pm
That would be the notes of the lines on the treble clef, littlek!
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Piffka
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 11:00 pm
Aus ausser bei mit nach seit von zu... Okay... they don't mean anything, but they're the list of dativ adjectives in German... had to memorize that years ago. Still can't get it out of my head.
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 11:05 pm
I think I learned that Every Good Boy Does Fine.

Deserves Fudge is definitely more fun.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 11:08 pm
Bree - thank you!
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 11:47 pm
In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Or maybe it was "In 1493, Columbus sailed the deep blue sea."

Anyway

A Rat In The House might Eat The Ice Cream.
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Individual
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 04:44 am
I never had to use memory rhymes to memorize how to spell words because chances are that the rhyme would be much harder to get straight.

Instead, I stuck with the math acronyms.
SOHCAHTOA

Sine=opposite/hypotenuse
Cosine=adjacent/hypotenuse
Tangent=opposite/adjacent


That one, and Never Eat Salty Worms for the order of the cardinal directions.

I never had any rhymes for the months, which is probably why I still have trouble with the order to this day (let alone how many days each has).
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Letty
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 05:32 am
dys, yours was funny. That mnemonic device is a beautiful little tune on piano.

Thirty days has Sept., April, June and November,
All the rest have thirty one.
Excepting quite contrary February,
Who has twenty eight most of the time
Except in leap year, twenty nine

Cranial nerves: On Old Olympus Towering Tops a Fin and German Viewed Some Hops. Too bad that I can't remember what each one stands for.
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Don1
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 08:22 am
littlek wrote:
What about Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge - or somesuch for notes on..... on what?


Very Happy every good boy deserves favour.

musically AGBDF
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Don1
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 08:27 am
Odd how no matter how much time passes there are things we could not forget even if we wanted to.

A friend once told me as a 12 year old how to remember the chemical symbol for sulphuric acid, (I had a test in chemistry that day)

Little Jimmy's dead and gone
you'll never see him more
for what he thought was H20
was H2S04
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Piffka
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 04:17 pm
roger wrote:
In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Or maybe it was "In 1493, Columbus sailed the deep blue sea."

Anyway

A Rat In The House might Eat The Ice Cream.


I think he sailed both years, didn't he, Roger?

And the other is to remember how to spell arithmetic?

That reminds me of the Walt Disney Sunday TV shows and Jiminy Cricket teaching all the little kids how to spell E-N-C-Y-C-L-O-P-E-D-I-A by singing it, which is another very handy way to remember things.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 04:22 pm
HOMES, the great lakes

Huron
Ontario
Michigan
Erie
Superior
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 04:33 pm
Oh, I'm just a Bill, I'm only a Bill, and I'm sittin' here on Capital Hill.
But someday I'll get to be a Lawwww!

Schoolhouse Rock, well, rocks!

Conjunction junction, what's your function?
Hookin' up words and phrases and clauses.



Days in each month:
Make fist with your right hand.
Put left index finger on the knuckle of your right index finger: January
Move finger to dimple between knuckles: February
Move finger to knuckle of right middle finger: March
Keep going all the way down, start over (August) on left hand.
Each knuckle is 31 days, dimples are shorter months.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 04:41 pm
I remember the opening lines (in French) from "The Cicada and the Grasshopper." Can't spell it legibly in French anymore, however.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 04:45 pm
Interjections!

Show excitment or emotion!
They're usually set apart from a sentence
By an exclaimatin point
Or by a comma when the feelings not as strong.

I can't believe they don't show Schoolhouse Rock anymore - those were really great.

It has been fun reading through these posts. I see the first word and the rest of it just jumps to the front of my mind.

Thank you, all!

I can still remember an old episode of "Cheers" where Coach has to take some test and he sets all the answers to music:

Albania, Albania, it boarders on the Adriatic sea.
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emmasing
 
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Reply Thu 17 Mar, 2005 09:15 pm
http://www.school-house-rock.com/

you can relive your old elementary glory days!
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 07:45 am
In 3rd grade, they would gather all 6 classes and make us chant this twice EVERY morning :

I pledge allegance to the flag
of the united states of america
and to the republic for wich it stands
one nation under god indivisable,
with liberty and justice for all
Today we are thankfull for the night
and all the pleasure of morning light
for rest and food and loving care
lets try to make the world so fair
lets try to do the things we say
to be beloved kind and sure.
Good Better Best
I must never let it rest
Until my good is better
And my better is my best.
( then the 3 versions in spanish)...
Then repeat..
oy. I remember it all.
We had to stand there with our hands over our hearts,
feet perfectly together, shoulder length between each student, look dierctly up at a black dot in the middle of the wall in front of us and DONT MOVE.. or we would have to start all over again.
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