English mnemonics.

    puzzle in brain
  • How to spell:
    - BECAUSE - Big Elephants Can Always Understand Small Elephants
    - ACCOMMODATION - two Cats, two Mice and a Dog (2 C and 2 M and a D)
    - ACCOMMODATION - has 2 double beds (2 C and 2 M);
    - ACID - A Chemical Is Dangerous
    - SECRETARY - SECRETary must keep a SECRET
    - TWO - Two Wet Otters
    - SPECIAL - The CIA have special agents
    - POTASSIUM - just remember one Tea, two Sugars.
    - confusion between DESERTS (like the Sahara) and DESSERTS (like Tiramisu) - sweet one has two Sugars.

  • I before E except after C
    Or when sounded as A
    As in NEIGHBOUR and WEIGHT
    But LEISURE and SEIZE
    Do as they please.
    And "weird" is just weird.

  • The following rule has no exceptions. Q is always followed by U.
    seven colors of the rainbow
  • Seven colors of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet
    ROY G. BIV
    Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain

  • HOMES - five Great Lakes of North America: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior.

  • The order of the Great Lakes from west to east - Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario
    Super Man Helps Every One

  • The countries of Central America from North to South: Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
    - Beatrice, Give Every Hungry Nerd Cocoa Puffs
    - Big Gorillas Eat Hotdogs Not Cold Pizza

  • The countries of Central America: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
    - My Great Big Elephants Have No Chronic Problems

  • The order of planets (with Pluto) in average distance from the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
    - My Very Easy Method: Just Set Up Nine Planets
    - My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets

  • The order of taxonomy: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
    Kids Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach
    King Phillip Came Over For Great Spaghetti

  • The bones of the wrist: Scaphoid, Lunate, Triquetral, Pisiform, Trapezium, Trapezoid, Capitate, Hamate
    Some Lovers Try Positions That They Can't Handle

  • symbol liczby pi=3,141592653589 - the number of letters in each word equals the numerals in pi
    Seven decimal places - How I wish I could calculate pi.
    Eight decimal places - May I have a large container of coffee?
    Fifteen decimal places of pi, is popular with students - How I like a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics.

  • Roman Numerals are based on seven symbols: M, D, C, L, X, V, I.
    M=1000
    D=500
    C=100
    L=50
    X=10
    V=5
    I=1
    Mnemonic rhyme written by Peter Hobbs:
    M's "mille" (or 1000 said)
    D's half (500 - quickly read!)
    C's just a 100 (century!)
    and L is half again - 50!
    So all that's left is X and V
    (or 10 and 5) - and I - easy!

  • 1492 - Columbus Discovers America
    In 14 hundred and 92, Columbus sailed the ocean blue

  • Number of days each month:
    Thirty days hath September,
    April, June, and November.
    All the rest have thirty-one
    Excepting February alone:
    Which hath but twenty-eight, in fine,
    Till leap year gives it twenty-nine.

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