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What memory trick is associated with this sentence. Do you find such tricks helpful?

Asked by YARNLADY (42314points) May 3rd, 2009

My Very Excited Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas

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Jayne's avatar

That mnemonic is simply stellar!

miasmom's avatar

I always heard it as My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.

But isn’t it wrong when Neptune and Pluto switch places?

I think it’s easier to remember because it is catchier than memorizing the order of the planets.

gailcalled's avatar

Now it would have to end…“Us Nutburgers,” since Pluto has been demoted from planet to cold, small, distant, gray rock.

Jayne's avatar

I would have gone with Nachos myself, but to each their own, I guess.

Supacase's avatar

I think they are great. The order of planets is probably the most recognized.

I still remember my teacher writing this on the chalkboard in 4th grade: “desert” has one “s” for “sand” and “dessert” has two for “sweet stuff”. Another one I found helpful is using the name Roy G. Biv for the colors of the rainbow.

hug_of_war's avatar

I still use “never eat soggy waffles” to remember my directions hehe.

discover's avatar

in primary school, when students were confused about Ascending order and Descending order, our teacher explained in this way—Ascending starts with the letter “A” which is small (or comes first). Hence, ascending is small to big… helped us a lot!!!

Also, not to forget the famous All Silver Tea Cups in mathematics

adreamofautumn's avatar

Kindly Pass Children Oreas For Goodness Sake——Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species

my way of remembering the planets in the universe. Written by a 7 year old, that is now 22 and still singing it (with some added expletives)!

cwilbur's avatar

Kings Play Chess On Fine Green Silk
Freshmen Can Get Drunk After Eating Breakfast
Be Ever Aware, Drunk Guys Can Flirt

MacBean's avatar

In the 8th grade (age 13/14) we were taught to remember Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species using “King Phillip Came Over For Good Sex.” We loved that teacher.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

How about, Please, My Dear Aunt Sally.

asmonet's avatar

I suddenly feel as though I should slap one of those sheets of gold stars on Jayne’s face.

On a side note, I refuse to accept Pluto’s demotion.
Screw that.

When I was a kid I found them helpful, no longer. That’s honestly the only one I remember, occasionally I remember a few from my algebra classes.

Jayne's avatar

@asmonet, we’re a step ahead of you here in Illinois.

miasmom's avatar

@LKidKyle1985 Dont forget the excuse… we don’t want to leave out the exponents.

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.

asmonet's avatar

@Jayne: I love your state.

Dorkgirl's avatar

Every good boy does fine—music
HOMES—great lakes

gailcalled's avatar

Oh Be A Good Boy; Kiss Me Right Now, Smack. Harvard Spectral Classification of Stars.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Kings Play Chess On Fat Girls Stomachs.

I have a weird science teacher.

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