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Old 2011-04-06, 21:47   #1
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Default Useful rhymes, mnemonics etc.

My wife was having silver nitrate put on her toe recently and I was reminded of one of the few chemical formulas I know. Taught to the class about 1974 by our science teacher. Something like:

Little Jimmy died last week
Alas, he is no more.
For what he thought was H2O
Was H2SO4

I must stop drinking from batteries.

Now I just need a mnemonic to help me spell mnemonic correctly first time.
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Old 2011-04-06, 23:25   #2
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1)PEDMAS/BEDMAS < - from memory
2)"Richard of York gave battle in vain" = roygbiv = "roy great britain the fourth" <- from wikipedia, but I knew roygbiv already.
3)ohel(hebrew, means tent) = " oh hell,there's a raccoon in my tent" <- from wikipedia
4)"There's a fork in Ma’s leg" = mazleg ( hebrew, for fork)<- from wikipedia
5) "to be a star" = estar(spanish, to be)<- from wikipedia
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Old 2011-04-06, 23:32   #3
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Llave, aqui! (spanish, translated "Key, here." Best done when holding a key.)
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Old 2011-04-06, 23:54   #4
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One of my favorite quotes from a math teacher of mine was, "Close only counts in hand grenades, horseshoes, and slow dancing."
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Old 2011-04-07, 00:11   #5
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One of my favorite quotes from a math teacher of mine was, "Close only counts in hand grenades, horseshoes, and slow dancing."
I never heard the slow dancing part. And generally it was horseshoes then hand grenades.
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Old 2011-04-07, 00:13   #6
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My wife was having silver nitrate put on her toe recently and I was reminded of one of the few chemical formulas I know. Taught to the class about 1974 by our science teacher. Something like:

Little Jimmy died last week
Alas, he is no more.
For what he thought was H2O
Was H2SO4

I must stop drinking from batteries.

Now I just need a mnemonic to help me spell mnemonic correctly first time.
"Calypso" call_upsao travel (R.Mit+ch-um)



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Old 2011-04-07, 01:59   #7
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Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly -- the salacious version of the mnemonic for the resistor color code -- Black=0, Brown=1, Red=2, Orange=3, Yellow=4, Green=5, Blue=6, Violet=7, Gray=8, White=9.
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Old 2011-04-07, 06:01   #8
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Old 2011-04-07, 09:45   #9
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Indeed.

This ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-12584669 ) appeared since the last burst of activity on that thread. Perhaps this post ought to be in the WTF thread...

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Old 2011-04-07, 10:58   #10
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Oops. Forgot about that thread.

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Old 2011-04-07, 11:57   #11
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Even I forgot about this one. HAHA
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