From ames!ptsfa!ihnp4!alberta!ubc-vision!majka Tue Aug 4 18:22:08 PDT 1987 Article 921 of

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From ames!ptsfa!ihnp4!alberta!ubc-vision!majka Tue Aug 4 18:22:08 PDT 1987 Article 921 of comp.misc: Path: ames!ptsfa!ihnp4!alberta!ubc-vision!majka >From: majka@ubc-vision.UUCP (Marc Majka) Newsgroups: comp.misc Subject: Mnemonics Message-ID: <735@ubc-vision.UUCP> Date: 4 Aug 87 20:46:16 GMT Reply-To: majka@ubc-vision.UUCP (Marc Majka) Organization: UBC Computational Vision Lab, Vancouver, B.C., Canada Lines: 228 The recent discussion of resistor colour codes brings up the subject of mnemonics in general. A few years ago I made a request for mnemonics in net.jokes. Here is a collection of mnemonics, partly from responses to my request, partly from other sources. If you have any other interesting ones, please send them! My apologies to those who sent any of these to me originally: I have lost your names! --- Marc Majka __________________________________________________ King Phillip came over for good soup King Phillip come out for god sake King Phillip calmly ordered five greasy steaks Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species (Taxononic classification) __________________________________________________ Toronto girls can flirt and only quit to chase dwarves. Talc Gypsum Calcite Flurite Appetite Orthoclase Quartz Topaz Corumdum Diamond (Hardness scale 1-10 for minerals) __________________________________________________ Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle Reading from left to right, it tells you the order in which sharps occur in major scales. That is, the scale with one sharp has F sharp, the scale with two sharps has F sharp and C sharp, and so on. Also, the name of the scale is the note immediately following its last sharp in the list. For example, the scale with four sharps -- F, C, G, and D -- si E major. Reading the sentence backwards Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles Father gives you the order in which flats occur in major scales. You can tell the name of the scale by using the list entry just to the left of the last flat, wrapping around if need be. For example, the scale with four flats -- B, E, A, and D -- is A-flat major. __________________________________________________ Oh, Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me Right Now Sweetheart Only Beer And Fine Grass Keep My Rattled Nerves Sane. OBAFGKMRNS (Star classes on a stellar evolution diagram) __________________________________________________ My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto (Planets) __________________________________________________ Mother Very Thoughtfully Made A Jelly Sandwich Under No Protest Mercury Venus Terra Mars Asteroids Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto (Planets) __________________________________________________ All cows eat grass All cars eat gas ACEG (the staff space notes for bass clef from bottom to top) __________________________________________________ Every Good Bird Does Fly Every good boy does fine Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge EGBDF (the line notes for treble clef) __________________________________________________ King Hector died miserable death caught measles Kilometer Hectometer Decameter Meter Decimeter Centimeter Millimeter (Metric prefixes) __________________________________________________ Some old hen caught another hen taking one away S(in) = O(pposite)/H(ypotenuse) C(os) = A(djacent)/H(ypotenuse) T(an) = O(pposite)/A(djacent) (Trigonometric equations) __________________________________________________ Bad boys rape our young girls but Violet gives willingly - get some now. black brown red orange yellow green blue violet grey white gold silver none 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 5% 10% 20% (Resistor colour codes) __________________________________________________ can dead men vote twice at elections. transformation from compass reading to true compass + deviation = magnetic; magnetic + variation = true; add east(ie subtract west) also in the other direction the slightly sexist. true virgins make dull companions which is true + variation = magnetic; magnetic + deviation = compass (and in this direction easterly variation and deviation is subtracted) __________________________________________________ Camels often sit down carefully. Perhaps their joints creak. Possibly early oiling might prevent premature rhumatism. Cambrian Ordovician Sirillian Devonian Carboniferous Permian Triassic Jurrasic Cretatious Paleocene Eocene Oligocene Myocene Pileocene Pleistocene Recent (Geolocical ages) __________________________________________________ Practically every old man plays poker regularly. Paleocene Eocene Oligocene Myocene Pileocene Pleistocene Recent (Geolocical ages) __________________________________________________ Roy G. Biv Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet (Rainbow colours in order) __________________________________________________ May I have a large container of coffee? ... How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy chapters involving quantum mechanics. One is, yes, adequate even enough to produce some fun and pleasure for an instant, miserably brief. Now I, even I, would celebrate In rhymes unapt, the great Immortal Syacusan, rivaled nevermore, Who in his wonderous lore, Passed on before, Left men his guidance How to circles mensurate. See, I have a rhyme assisting my feeble brain, its tasks oft-times resisting. pi = 3.1415926535897932384626433832795... (Word lengths are digits) __________________________________________________ Old people from Texas eat spiders Occipital parietal frontal temporal ephnoid sphenoid (Bones of the skull) __________________________________________________ Every Bible Gets Dusty After Easter E B G D A E (Standard guitar tuning) __________________________________________________ Prime Minister - a toad! Prophase Metaphase Anaphase Telophase (Stages in cell division) __________________________________________________ Oh my, such good apple pie, sweet as sugar. Oh my sagging gonads, aching, pulsating, sore as shit. oxalic, malonic, succinic, glutaric, adipic, pimelic, suberic, azelaic, sebacic ((alpha, omega) dicaarboxylic acids from C2-C10.) __________________________________________________ Spring forward - Fall back Tells you how to adjust your clock for standard and daylight saving time. __________________________________________________ Lucy Can't Drink Milk LCDM - The Roman numerals in order for 50, 100, 500 and 1000.

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