365 days in my shoes Day 177


Time for some mORR midweek grammar, wordplay, puns, quips and quirks etc…


Big Elephants Can Always Understand Small Elephants

A Rat In The House May Eat The Ice Cream

General Eisenhower’s Oldest Girl Rode A Pony Home Yesterday

Rhythm Helps Your Two Hips Move

Not Every Cat Eats Sardines (Some Are Really Yummy)

A Rude Girl Undresses; My Eyes Need Taping!

Only Cats’ Eyes Are Narrow


Order of colours in the rainbow, or visual spectrum:
(Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet)
Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain.

Order of taxonomy in biology:
(Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species)
Kids Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach.


Order of geological time periods:
(Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian, Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous, Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, Recent)
Cows Often Sit Down Carefully. Perhaps Their Joints Creak?
Persistent Early Oiling Might Prevent Painful Rheumatism.


The order of sharps in music, called the “circle of fifths”:
(F, C, G, D, A, E, B)
Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle.

And in reverse for flat keys the mnemonic can be neatly reversed:
Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles’ Father.


The notes represented by the lines on the treble clef stave (bottom to top):
(E, G, B, D, F)
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour.

And the notes represented by the spaces between the lines:
(F, A, C, E)
Furry Animals Cook Excellently. Or just the word FACE

The notes represented by the lines on the bass clef stave (bottom to top):
(G, B, D, F, A)
Good Boys Do Fine, Always.

And the notes represented by the spaces between the lines:
(A, C, E, G)
All Cows Eat Grass.


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



There once was a fellow from Greece,
Who forgot pi’s last decimal piece.
So he used electronics
To collect pi mnemonics…
Now he’s hooked, and there is no release.
Michael P. Masterson-Gibbons


When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.”
This means that when there are two vowels in a row, the first usually has a long sound and the second is silent. That’s why it’s team, not taem; coat, not caot; and wait, not wiat. Remembering this rule will help you to put vowels in the right order.


Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally is a mnemonic for remembering the order of operations when solving an equation.
P = Parentheses, E = Exponents, M = Multiplication, D = Division, A = Addition, S = Subtraction


Stationary vs. Stationery
Here’s a mnemonic done in rhyme: Everything around him was scary so the canary stood stationary. Scary, canary, and stationary rhyme and end in ary.


Complement vs. Compliment
Since by definition, complement means that which makes something complete, it may be helpful to associate the two e’s in complete with the two e’s in complement. Or, since the word compliment contains the letter ‘i’, it may be helpful to associate the ‘i’ in compliment with the word ‘I’ which you use when referring to yourself. Remember, people give compliments.
Here’s a sentence to help clarify things: I like to give compliments because they make people happy or I must pay you a compliment. The blue necktie you are wearing complements the rest of your outfit.


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