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Mnemonic devices needed

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by bydesign77, May 17, 2007.

  1. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    Short of it: I have a new job and have to know 165 airport codes. There are about 20 that I can't seem to master. I figured the brillant minds on here could make the topic so funny that I wouldn't have a choice BUT to remember them:

    Here's the list:

    Portland, Ore: PDX
    Guatamala City, Guatamala: GUA
    Sacramento, Calif: SMF
    Shreveport, La.: SHV
    Columbus, Ohio: CMH
    Montreal (P.Q.) Canada: YUL
    Tallahassee, Fla.: TLH
    Barcelona, Spain: BCN
    Spokane, Wash: GEG
    Guadalajara, Mexico: GDL
    Santiago, Dominican Republic: STI
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: SDQ
    St. Lucia: UVF
    Santiago, Chile: SCL
    Ft. Myers, Fla: RSW
    Sarasota, Fla.: SRQ
    Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.: VPS
    Hartford, Conn.: BDL
    Knoxville, Tenn: TYS
    Sao Paulo, Brazil: GRU
    Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands: GCM
    Vancouver, BC, Canada: YVR
    Newport News, Va.: PHF

    Your help is appreciated.
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Sin City: ATM
  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    OK, I'm a littled winded after doing this, but here's the old college try ....

    Portland, Ore: PDX PanDa's eX lives in Portland
    Guatamala City, Guatamala: GUA eats GUAno in Guatemala
    Sacramento, Calif: SMF Spews Much Flatulence in Sacramento
    Shreveport, La.: SHV gets SHiVed in Shreveport
    Columbus, Ohio: CMH Checks into Mental Hospital in Columbus
    Montreal (P.Q.) Canada: YUL YUL Brenner must have played Montreal at some point
    Tallahassee, Fla.: TLH Trained Little Hobbits play for FSU
    Barcelona, Spain: BCN Burro Charro Negro en Barcelona
    Spokane, Wash: GEG Gregarious Ectoplasmic Geeks in Spokane
    Guadalajara, Mexico: GDL Gross Domestics Leave Guadelahara
    Santiago, Dominican Republic: STI Shortstops Trip on Ilsand at Santiago
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: SDQ Swing Down, be Quixotic in Santo Domingo
    St. Lucia: UVF UV rays Fry you in St. Lucia
    Santiago, Chile: SCL Sliver Country Liver in Santiago Chile
    Ft. Myers, Fla: RSW Red Skin Wins in Fort Myers
    Sarasota, Fla.: SRQ Sea Rays Quiver in Sarasota
    Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.: VPS Voluminous Pretties Sit on Fort Walton Beach
    Hartford, Conn.: BDL Becka Damn Lobo went to school near Hartford
    Knoxville, Tenn: TYS Take Your Shit and leave Knoxville
    Sao Paulo, Brazil: GRU G-strings RUle in Sao Paulo
    Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands: GCM Get Counterfeit Money in Grand Cayman
    Vancouver, BC, Canada: YVR Yes, Veal is Rheumy in Vancouver
    Newport News, Va.: PHF Portly Heiffers Flee Newport New
  4. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    Smooth Mother Fuckers live in Sacramento - where else?

    Gonzaga, Everyone, Gonzaga is all you'll find in Spokane. Santo Domingo's Q rating is in the shitter, as opposed to Santiago, which is a letter removed from St. Louis (STL).

    Among the serious/factual ones: TYS in Knoxville is for Tyson Field/Airport/whatever. BDL is Bradley Int'l in Conn.
  5. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    No offense, bydesign, but how in the hell do you not remember GUA for GUAtemala City, GUAtemala?
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Quality. The Yul Brenner line made me laugh heartily.
  7. Eagleboy

    Eagleboy Guest

    I bet you had no problem remembering Charlotte (CLT). That's the one I always giggle at.
  8. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    Actually, that's my favorite. ;)

    [quote author=imjustagirl]
    No offense, bydesign, but how in the hell do you not remember GUA for GUAtemala City, GUAtemala?[/quote]

    I don't know why that one is a problem for me, but I always want to say something different for that one. Plus, GUA makes me think of Guam instead.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Maybe you thought it stood for Guapo City.
  10. clarkington

    clarkington Member

    What job would you have that you'd need all those, that's my question!
  11. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    Anybody that works at the airport has to know them.
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Including the terrorists?
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