Talk:992: Mnemonics

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The most memorable resistor code mnemonics I know are not...politically correct, shall we say. But they are memorable. Blaisepascal (talk) 19:55, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

tell pls Just some random derp 23:45, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly 22:53, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
And that's one of the better ones. Some use "black" instead of "bad", which is better in that it disambiguates (that color is actually black IIRC), but worse in that it's even more terrible and has added racism. Hppavilion1 (talk) 07:14, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

I learned: Bad Beer Rots Our Young Guts But Vodka Goes Well (thanks to my college physics teacher).

I feel like he got lazy at the end and didn't provide an "or" to the Jesus one mnemonic. Also, why is mnemonic often pronounced "new-monic" ?

Mnemonic is supposed to be pronounced "nim-monic"; "new-monic" is rather a malapropism, given that is a correct pronunciation of "pneumonic" (meaning related to lungs or to pneumonia"), similar to how some people pronounce "nuclear" as "nu-kyoo-lar" (reminiscent of "-cular"-ending words, such as: perpendicular, particular, jocular, etc.).

I pronounce it as written, same for "gnome" - keeps those muscles going. (Try it with "knight", you'll get an approximation of Chaucer. Seriously.) --Qwach (talk) 02:39, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
My dictionary says it's a schwa sound. Both "nim" and "new" are putting too much emphasis on the first syllable. 06:46, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it should be nuh-MAHN-ic (n'monic) 02:15, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Mnemonics are actually counter-productive. They claim to help you remember something but, in actuality, they replace what you're supposed to remember with something useless, thus causing you to FAIL to remember. 03:32, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

"Mnemonics are actually counter-productive." I disagree. They provide the order to the list of already known, or mostly known, words. They provide a little extra help.--DrMath 20:50, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

The only one I ever learned: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz. Fucking stupid brain! (It HAS been useful, although I don't recall why at the moment. (Fucking stupid brain.))

 I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 07:15, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Big Brother Reptilian Overlors. This aren't Raptors or Tyranosaurs?? I remmeber any 'fear' from Monroe to they -- (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

"It's the most remarkable word I've ever seen!" 05:25, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Has anyone noticed the Order of Operations is Out of Order? Please Email Dad & Mum A Shark? - Apostrophyx ( 03:17, 15 July 2014 (UTC))

It's not out of order, multiplication and division are one tier together. 6 x 5 / 2 and 6 / 2 x 5 have the same result. Cflare (talk) 14:29, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

I learned "Kahn's Hot Dogs Use Dead Cow Meat" as a mnemonic for SI prefixes. Covers all the common ones, but leaves out extreme ones like Giga or Zepto.-- 20:13, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

My favorite is for SOHCAHTOA: "Some Old Hippie Caught Another Hippie Tripping On Acid." 05:16, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

And this, fundamentally, is why people don't like Pluto not being a planet. Sure, it's logical, but you took away our nine pizzas and gave us only nachos in return. Who wouldn't be mad about that? 05:25, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Not to mention the self-referential "My very educated mother just showed us nine planets." 02:15, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

My personal favorite for taxonomy is "Dumb kids playing catch on freeways get squashed."RedHatGuy68 (talk) 01:12, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Exactly what I was thinking. That one seems to be more traditional because I got taught that back in school. 625571b7-aa66-4f98-ac5c-92464cfb4ed8 (talk) 03:43, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
Do Kindly Please Come Over For Green Soup Cosumel (talk) 01:46, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Marx didn't "invent" either socialism or communism. Both terms predated him. Gmcgath (talk) 17:09, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

I know one for SI prefixes: Kalium, magnesium, gallium, thallium, palladium, erbium, zinc(, yttrium), for the >1 ones, and "Magnesium, manganese, natrium, palladium, actinium, zinc(, yttrium)" for <1. 10:26, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

It can be noted and I suggest this onto the trivia section that the only sexually suggestive traditional mnemonic has the only sexually non-suggestive suggested mnemonic besides the suggested SI mnemonic. (Sorry, but the more traditional version for taxonomy is "King Phillip Came Over For Good Spaghetti") 11:27, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

My favorite one is for the digestive system: Mouth, Esophagus, Stomach, Gall Bladder, Small Intestine, Large Intestine, Rectum, Anus. Better remembered as "Mother Eats Squirrel Guts Because She Is Living In Rural Arkansas." Cosumel (talk) 01:46, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

I learned "Patrick Eats Markers Daily At School." Also, from CGP Grey: "My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming (Planets)" Wilh3lm (talk) 12:58, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

Can someone make an updated version for ronna and quetta? IJustWantToEditStuff (talk) 19:45, 21 March 2023 (UTC)

Am I the only one who remembers King Henry Died Drinking Chocolate Milk (talk) 22:47, 28 January 2024 (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

...I do. (EMOTIONAL MUSIC) On a related note, another traditional mnemonic for PEMDAS was "please excuse my dope ### swag"... Z1mp0st0rz (talk) 16:26, 23 April 2024 (UTC)