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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by slisse, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. slisse

    slisse Moderator Staff Member

    Mnemonics are easy to use when there is something that is hard to remember.

    left ↔ right

    for some this is a hard one

    put your hands on a table like this
    now look at your thumbs and forefingers (index)
    look at which hand you can make an L
    that L refers to left, so that hand is situated at your left
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  2. whitecoffee1

    whitecoffee1 Moderator Staff Member

  3. whitecoffee1

    whitecoffee1 Moderator Staff Member

    There is also this famous german mnemonic to remember the order of the planets in our solar system. (Starting from the one closest to the sun)

    Mercury - Mein
    Venus - Vater
    Earth - erklärt
    Mars - mir
    Jupiter - jeden
    Saturn - Sonntag
    Uranus - unseren
    Neptune - Nachthimmel

    The mnemonic "Mein vater erklärt mir jeden Sonntag unseren Nachthimmel" is translated in english to "My father explains our Nightsky to me every Sunday."
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  4. slisse

    slisse Moderator Staff Member

    Another hard one for some is when looking at night to the moon.

    first quarter ↔ last quarter

    1ek.jpg 2dk.jpg

    Okay, let us now learn 2 French words
    premier = first
    dernier = last
    Now we take the previous pictures and draw a line for making a p or a d

    3ekb.jpg 4dkb.jpg
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2019
  5. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

    Marvellous ! [​IMG]

    In primary school, I remember learning 'Man Very Early Made Jars Stand Up Nearly Perpendicularly. (Pluto was a planet then.)

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  6. whitecoffee1

    whitecoffee1 Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, it was different in Germany back then, too.

    I spare you the original german here, but Neptune and Pluto were "Nine Planets" .... the rest was the same.
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  7. slisse

    slisse Moderator Staff Member

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  11. slisse

    slisse Moderator Staff Member

    How to open/close a jar / a bottle?

    For the Dutch / Flemish it's easy, they use DROL (turd).
    I've been thinking, and came up with lord, but that gave troubles for the d, so I came to


    left open right closed
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  12. a12

    a12 Trusted Member

    In high school biology, a classmate developed an alternate mnemonic for the classification system, which was horrible enough to be stuck in my mind forever:

    Knife - Kingdom
    Penetrates - Phylum
    Cranium - Class
    Of - Order
    Female - Family
    Girl - Genus
    Scout - Species
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  13. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    But, that describes me every morning!
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  14. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    Thanks! Now you did it to me!!!
  15. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    For those who need to remember the break down of the Brachial Plexus -

    Rich - roots
    Turks - trunks
    Drink - divisions
    Coffee - cords
    Black - branches
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  16. londonboy49

    londonboy49 Trusted.Member

    You still stroke every morning :rolleyes:
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  17. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    I try to save my "stroking" for the evening when the wife is asleep on the couch.
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