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What was your mnemonic?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Working at home, had Scrubs on the tv, and one character sang his mnemonic to help him get through a test. Got me wondering: What was everyones?

    The one that stands out in my mind was the one I used during high school biology to remember the anatomy of a grasshopper. It was to the tune of the Mike and the Mechanics song "All I Need Is a Miracle" — it's how I remembered that spiracles were used in respiration.

    "All I need is a spiracle, all I need is air."

    Yep, I'm that geeky.

    Okay. Next?
  2. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

  3. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Full on, brother. Full on.
  4. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Mine was with numbers.

    If I needed to remember a locker combination, a date on a test, whatever, because I was such a huge baseball fanatic growing up, every number became a uniform number or set of uniforms.

    For instance, the War of 1812, to me, would become the War of Damon-Baker (Johnny Damon and Dusty Baker).
  5. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Did someone say my name?


    In all seriousness, "righty tighty, lefty loosey" has served me well through the years ...
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  7. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    Not really mnemonic, but we had to recite the preamble to the Constitution in junior high. To a person, everybody basically sang the Schoolhouse Rock song, although there's at least one point in there where you have to substitute more words. The real absurdity was watching people substitue those phrases, then going back and mentally re-singing the song to get back to the point where they could sing the rest of it.
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I've never been able to put things in alphabetical order without singing the alphabet song.
  9. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    You guys helped me out when I was learning my station codes with some ideas.

    My favorite and I use to this day?

    Portly Heifers Flee for PHF, Newport News, VA.
  10. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    This was my fave:

  11. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    My high school physics teacher wrote a song about slopes to the tune of "America the Beautiful." I can't remember my cell phone number, but I can remember that song after 18 years.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Every time I go to the parts store to replace my headlight bulbs, I remember that my high beams are model number 9005 and the low beams are 9006. Therefore, "High Five."
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