From ames!ptsfa!ihnp4!alberta!ubc-vision!majka Tue Aug 4 18:22:08 PDT 1987
Article 921 of comp.misc:
>From: majka@ubc-vision.UUCP (Marc Majka)
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
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!
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
Toronto girls can flirt and only quit to chase dwarves.
Talc Gypsum Calcite Flurite Appetite Orthoclase Quartz Topaz
(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
Mother Very Thoughtfully Made A Jelly Sandwich Under No Protest
Mercury Venus Terra Mars Asteroids Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto
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
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)
Bad boys rape our young girls but Violet gives willingly - get
black brown red orange yellow green blue violet grey white gold
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
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
Practically every old man plays poker regularly.
Paleocene Eocene Oligocene Myocene Pileocene Pleistocene Recent
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
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,
((alpha, omega) dicaarboxylic acids from C2-C10.)
Spring forward - Fall back
Tells you how to adjust your clock for standard and daylight
Lucy Can't Drink Milk
LCDM - The Roman numerals in order for 50, 100, 500 and 1000.