Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fun with Mnemonic Devices

See if you can guess what the mnemonic device is used for remembering. I will post the answers at lunch today...


1 - Super man helps every one

2 - Mary's violet eyes make jack sit up nights pinning

3 - How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics.

4 - Easter bunnies get drunk at Easter. (besides being musical what does this represent specifically)

5 - The ancient society of weird foreign scientists seized neither leisure nor the sheiks heifers at these heights.

6 - Richard of York gave battle in vain.

6 comments:

theresa said...

I get the easy one:

6. Colors in the rainbow

Brian in Mpls said...

Theresa you get the only points of the day you are correct they are the colors of visible light in the rainbow in order of longest wave length to shortest.

Red, Orange, Yellow, green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

the other five.......

1 - The great lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario

2 - The order of the planets from closest to the sun to the furthest. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and well if you still count it Pluto

3 - The number of letters in each word corresponds to the first 15 digits of (pi) which are 3.14159265358979

4 - Strings on a Guitar from high to low E, B, G, D, A, E

5 - With the exception of the small words every word is an exception to the I before e except after c rule in modern English.

SS+1 said...

Brilliant :)

~Sheila~ said...

I didn't know ANY of those.

I knew the colors as:

ROY G BIV

but nothing else.

theresa said...

for #1 we just used the word HOMES

for #2 we used "my very eager mother just served us nine pizzas"

the other three I didn't know.

Spirophita said...

You forgot the device for the organization of organic matter. That would be a nice addition. :)