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List of Mnemonics 💬🗣️

List of Mnemonics to Recall Numbers, Ordered Lists & Word Spelling 💬🗣️

List of mnemonics to use as memory aids which make it easier to store information in your long term memory and recall it accurately on demand.

  • ADDucation’s list of mnemonics was compiled by Joe Connor and last updated on Jan 18, 2023 @ 10:35 pm

List of mnemonics using words, sentences, catchphrases, rhymes, pictures, songs and rhythms to help you remember and easily recall:

  • Numbers (number acronyms)
  • Lists of Facts / Names / Rules in Order (list acronyms)
  • How to Spell Awkward and Long Words (spelling acronyms).

In the USA, and other countries, where letters are assigned to number keypads mnemonics are commonly used to advertise and help remember telephone numbers. Mnemonic, from the Greek “mneme” for memory, is a tricky word to spell so you’ll be pleased to learn ADDucation’s list of mnemonics includes a mnemonic to spell mnemonic!

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When to use their and there list of mnemonics language, spelling The person i in “their” indicates their is used when talking about people. The signpost r in “there” is used when talking about a place, e.g “over there”. Currently the only image mnemonic on our list of mnemonics.
Brightest stars in the sky Sir Can Rig A VCR, Pa astronomy, science Sirius in Canis Major, Canopus in Carina, Rigil Kent in Centaurus, Acrturus in Bootes, Vega in Lyra, Capella in Auriga, Rigel in Orion, Procyon in Canic Minor, Achernar in Eridanus.
Conditions for life test MRS GREN biology, science 7 conditions that need to be met for something to count as being alive: Movement, Respiration, Sensitivity, Growth, Reproduction, Excretion, Nutrition.
4 DNA Amine bases At The Girl’s Club biology, science At The Girl’s Club = AT + GC.
denine pairs with Thymine and Guanine pairs with Cytosine.
Order of taxonomy
  • Do Kids Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach
  • Dear Kate, Please Come Over For Great Spaghetti
  • Dirty, Kinky People Can Often Find Great Sex
  • Do Kings Play Chess On Fine Green Silk?
biology, science Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
Cell life cycle
  • Idiotic Penguins Make Antarctica Too Cold
  • I Pee More After Tea Constantly
    I Protect My Artichokes Too Cleatus.
biology, science Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, Cytokinesis. Enter “biology” in this list of mnemonics table filter to see all biology mnemonics.
Bones in the wrist
  • Some Lovers Try Positions That They Can’t Handle!
  • So Long To Pinky, Here Comes The Thumb
  • Never Lick Tilly’s Popsicle, Mother Might Come Home.
biology, anatomy, science Scaphoid, Lunate, Triquetral, Pisiform, Trapezium, Trapezoid, Capitate and Hamate. Anatomy list of mnemonics.
12 cranial nerves in order On Old Olympus’ Towering Tops, A Finn And German Viewed Some Hops biology, anatomy From CN I to CN XII: Olfactory, Optic, Oculomotor, Trochlear, Trigeminal, Abducens, Facial, Acoustic, Glassopharyngeal, Vagus, Spinal accessory and Hypoglossal. Combine this mnemonic with the following one to remember both the order and function.
Cranial nerve functions
  • Some say my mother bought my brother some bad beer, my, my
  • Some say marry money but my brother says big brains matter more.
biology, anatomy
  • s: sensory
  • m: motor
  • b: both.
7 essential amino acids Pvt. Tim Hall chemistry, biology, science Phenylanine, Valine, Threonine. Tryptophan, Isolucine, Methionine, Histidine, Arginine, Leucine and Lysine.
Alkanes series My Enormous Penguin Bounces Pretty High chemistry, science Methane, Ethane, Propane, Butane, Pentane and Hexane.
Reactivity of metals Please Send Cats, Monkeys And Zebras In Large Cages – Make Sure Padlocked chemistry science Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium, Aluminum, Zinc, Iron, Lead, Copper, Mercury, Silver and Platinum.
Periodic Table, first 20 elements
  • Harry He Likes Beer Bottle Cold, Not Over Frothy. Nelly’s Nanny Might, Although Silly Person, She Climbs Around Kinky Caves
  • He Has Light Brain But Can Not Offer Full Nine Subjects, May All Senior Professional Scientists Come And Protect Chemistry!
  • H.HeLi, B.BCNOF and NeNa MgAl SiPS ClArKCa.
chemistry, science The most useful mnemonic is the first one because it also helps you remember the two letter chemical element abbreviations:
Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, Beryllium, Boron, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Fluorine, Neon, Na(Sodium), Magnesium, Aluminium, Silicon, Phosphoros, Sulphur, Chlorine, Argon, K(Potassium) and Calcium.
Diatomic elements Have No Fear Of Ice Cold Beer chemistry, science Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Fluorine, Chlorine, Iodine and Bromine.NB: (Beer(liquid), Ice (solid). Enter “chemistry” in this list of mnemonics table filter to see all chemistry mnemonics.
Crude oil products of fractional distillation Really Great Kings Don’t Forget Birthdays chemistry, science Refinery gases, Gasoline, Kerosine, Diesel oil, Fuel oil and Bitumen. Enter “geography” in this list of mnemonics table filter to see all geography mnemonics.
Which form (D or L) the 8 aldohexoses are in All Altruists Gladly Make Gum In Gallon Tanks organic, chemistry, science Allose, Altrose, Glucose, Mannose, Gulose, Idose, Galactose and Talose.
Order of color coding on resistors
  • Bad Beer Rots Our Young Guts But Vodka Goes Well (in) Silver Goblets
  • Big Brown Rabbits Often Yield Great Big Vocal Groans When Gingerly Slapped.
electronics Black (0), Brown (1), Red (2), Orange (3), Yellow (4), Green (5), Blue (6), Violet (7), Gray (8), White (9), Silver (10% tolerance) and Gold (5% tolerance).
Which US president is on which dollar bill? When Jeff Left Home Jack Got Fat
finance, money
  • Washington $1
  • Jefferson $2
  • Lincoln $5
  • Hamilton $10
  • Jackson $20
  • Grant $50
  • Franklin $100.
Daylight saving time (DST, BST)
  • Spring ahead, Fall back
  • Spring forward, Fall (Autumn) back.
time, general knowledge
  • USA: Benjamin Franklin proposed daylight saving in a 1784 essay “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light” but was was adopted following the “Standard Time Act of March 19, 1918”
  • UK: Daylight saving was first proposed by William Willett in his 1907 “Waste of daylight” publication. After a long campaign it became law in the Summer Time Act in 1916. Daylight saving is called “British Summer Time” (BST) and reverts to “Greenwich Mean Time” (GMT) each Autumn
  • The first place to use daylight saving was Thunder Bay in Canada in 1908
  • The first country to adopt daylight saving was Germany in 1916 during WWI to save fuel.
How many days in a month?

30 days hath September, April, June, and November, all the rest have 31, except February, with 28 days clear and 29 each leap year.

time, general knowledge There are many variations but this is the most common mnemonic rhyme so we’ve selected that for inclusion in our list of mnemonics.
Which way to turn screws, light bulbs, knobs etc. Righty tighty, lefty loosey. general knowledge NB: bike pedals (and a few other things) undo the opposite way otherwise they would fall off!
Stalactites and Stalagmites
  • StalaGmites – Grow up from the Ground
    StalaCtites – Come down from the Ceiling
  • Mites crawl up, tights fall down.
geology, science Which one is spelt with a C and which with a G? Geology list of mnemonics.
Mineral hardness scale
  • Tall Girls Can Fight And Only Quit To Chase Dwarves
  • Terrible Giants Can Find Alligators Or Quaint Trolls Conveniently Digestible
  • Toronto Girls Can Flirt and Other Quirky Things Can Do.
geology, science Talc, Gypsum, Calcite, Fluorite, Apatite, Orthoclase feldspar, Quartz, Topaz, Corundum and Diamond (from 1 to 10, softest to hardest) also known as Mohs hardness scale).
Order of geological time periods/eras
  • Cows Often Sit Down Carefully. Perhaps Their Joints Creak?Persistent Early Oiling Might Prevent Painful Rheumatism
  • Pregnant Camels Ordinarily Sit Down Carefully, Perhaps Their Joints Creak?
geology, science Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian, Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous, Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, Recent.
The five great lakes (upgrades below!) HOMES
geography Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior. There are many versions, we’ve only included the best on our list of mnemonics.
The five great lakes from west to east
  • Super Man Helps Every One
  • Sergeant Major Hates Eating Onions.
geography Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario. Enter “geography” in this list of mnemonics table filter to see all geography mnemonics.
The five great lakes largest to smallest Super Heroes Must Eat Oats geography Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario (surface area).
Northern European countries from west to east No Soup For Russia geography Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia.
Countries around the Adriatic Sea Incredibly Slimy Cockroach Bit My Aunt geography Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania.
6 main biomes / ecosystems The Dry Desert Grows Terrific Castles geography Tundras, Deciduous forests, Deserts, Grasslands, Tropical rain forests, Coniferous forests.
The Seven hills of Rome Can Queen Victoria Eat Cold Apple Pie? geography, history Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, Aventine and Palatine.
50 Nifty United States song

Fifty Nifty United States from thirteen original colonies; Fifty Nifty stars in the flag that billows so beautifully in the breeze. Each individual state contributes a quality that is great. Each individual state deserves a bow, We salute them now…

geography, history Here’s a song mnemonic junior students learn the states of the USA. Listen on YouTube for all fifty states – enjoy!
The first 8 presidents of the USA Will A Jolly Man Make A Jolly Visitor? history George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren one of our history list of mnemonics favorites.
The royal houses of the kings and queens of England (and Great Britain) No Plan Like Yours To Study History Wisely history Norman, Plantagenet, Lancaster, York, Tudor, Stuart, Hanover and Windsor. Enter “history” in this list of mnemonics table filter to see all history mnemonics.
British order of titles below king and queen Do Men Ever Visit Britain? history, genealogy Duke, Marquis, Earl, Viscount, Baron.
Six wives of Henry VIII in order
  • All Bishops Should Cease Heeding Popes
  • All Barons Should Carry Heavy Parcels
  • A Big Secret Concealing Her Past
  • Able Bodied Seamen Catch Hairy Pirates.

Arrogant Anne seemed more clever at how to catch the ring.

history Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr

Arrogant (Katherine of Aragon) Anne (Anne Boleyn) seemed more (Jane Seymour) clever (Anne of Cleves) at how to (Katherine Howard) catch the ring (Catherine Parr).

Fate of the Six wives of Henry VIII Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived history Catherine of Aragon was divorced, Anne Boleyn was beheaded, Jane Seymour died, Anne of Cleves was divorced, Catherine Howard was beheaded and Catherine Parr survived. Although Catherine Parr survived and remarried (for the fourth time) she gave birth to a daughter (Mary Seymour) but died a week later, just 18 months after the death of Henry VIII.
The seven articles of the United States Constitution Large Elephants Jump Slowly And Sink Rapidly history Legislative, Executive, Judicial, Supremacy, Amendment, Statehood and Ratification
Order of secession of the Confederate States of America So My Father Ate Grapes Last Tuesday, Very Awesome Tart Napas history, USA South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas
Lincoln then called for troops (where the comma is) after which a further four states seceded:
Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina.
Roman numerals as letters in order of magnitude
  • Lovely Cadbury Dairy Milk
  • Lazy Cats Don’t Move
  • I Value Xylophones Like Cows Dig Milk.
history I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50, C=100, D=500 and M=1000
Silent vowels When two vowels go walking the first does the talking language, grammar i.e. the first vowel in “eat” and “oat” is pronounced while the second vowel remains silent. Enter “grammar” in this list of mnemonics table filter to see all grammar mnemonics.
here or hear? We hear with our ear language, spelling Enter “spelling” in this list of mnemonics table filter to see all spelling mnemonics.
affect or effect? RAVEN language, spelling Remember Affect is a Verb, Effect is a Noun.
Affect is the action effect is the result.
Difference between compliment and complement? complement or compliment? language, spelling Complement adds something so it’s enough, compliment puts you in the limelight.
Morse code mnemonics
  • All the dots: Enemy Is Secretly Hiding
  • All the dashes: Take Morse Orders.
language, alphabet, communications
  • E •  I • •  S • • •  H • • • •
  • T –  M – –  O – – –
Difference between desert and dessert? desert or dessert? language, spelling A desert is sandy, a dessert has two s’s in it, like sweet stuff.
Difference between stationary and stationery? stationary or stationery? language, spelling a for at rest, e for envelope.
Difference between hear and here? hear or here? language, spelling Both words sound the same. You hear with your ear.
Mnemonics to spell acronym
  • Alphabetical Code for Remembering Odd Names You Make up
  • A Clever Re-Organization Nudges Your Memory
  • A Coded Rendition Of Names Yielding Meaning
  • A Contrived Reduction Of Nouns, Yielding Mnemonics.
language, spelling The first two cheat slightly but the last two are perfect. Have you got a better mnemonic for acronym?
How to spell because
  • Big elephants can’t always understand small elephants
  • Big elephants can always understand small elephants.
language, spelling Take your pick
  • 🇺🇸 How to spell diarrhea
  • 🇬🇧 How to spell diarrhoea.
  • 🇺🇸 DIARun, Run, Hurry! Everyone Aaah!
    🇺🇸 Dashing In A Rush, Running Harder, Else Accident!
    🇺🇸 Damn, In A Real Rush, Help Exploding Ass!
  • 🇬🇧Dashing In A Rush, Running Harder Or Else Accident!
    🇬🇧 Diarrhoea Is A Really Runny Heap Of Endless Amounts
    🇬🇧 Dining In A Rolls Royce Having Over Eaten Again.
language, spelling, health, illness Try to visualize and remember the action in the rhythm as well as the rhythm itself – the same applies to the following entries on the list of mnemonics.
Hot to spell embarrass Remember I go Really Red when my Sibling Sings language, spelling The R’s and the S’s make embarrass hard to spell. This mnemonic reminds you there are two R’s and two S’s.
How to spell necessary Never Eat Crisps, Eat Salad Sandwiches, And Remain Young language, spelling
How to spell mnemonics Mnemonics Now Erase Man’s Oldest Nemesis, Insufficient Cerebral Storage language, spelling
How to spell tomorrow Trails Of My Old Red Rose Over Window language, spelling Enter “language” in this list of mnemonics table filter to see all language mnemonics.
How to spell rhythm Rhythm Helps Your Two Hips Move language, spelling, music
How to spell argument I lost an e in an argument language, spelling Argue loses it’s e so it’s argument, not arguement, and arguing not argueing.
How to spell difficulty mrs D, mrs I, mrs FFI, mrs C, mrs U, mrs LTY language, spelling Works well when said out loud. Spelling list of mnemonics.
How to spell Mississippi mrs M, mrs I, mrs double S I, double S I, PP I
double S, I double S, I double P, I.
language, spelling, geography Another one using mrs – again works well when said out loud. There are other variations but this one has made the ADDucation list of mnemonics.
How to spell Saskat-chewan Ask At Chew An with S in front of it language, spelling, geography
How to spell bookkeeper Double o, double k, double e language, spelling, accountancy Triple compound: bookkeeper
Punctuation order P then Q in the alphabet or “Mind your Ps and Qs” language, grammar Way to remember quotation marks come after any other closing punctuation‏‎ marks. Unfortunately the punctuation rules in the USA and UK differ but that’s beyond the scope of this list of mnemonics.
When to start a new paragraph Four “T” rhyme language, grammar A little writing rhyme of topic, territory, talker, time. When there’s a change in one of these, start a new paragraph if you please.
7 coordinating conjunctions in English FANBOYS language, grammar For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet and So
Pi (π) to 6, 7 and 15 decimal places
  • How I wish I could calculate pi
  • May I have a large container of coffee?
  • Now I need a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy chapters involving quantum mechanics!
mathematics, physics This list of mnemonics makes it easy to remember pi up to 14 decimal places π = 3.14159265358979

The number of characters in each word gives the number sequence:

  • How (3)
  • I (1)
  • wish (4)
  • I (1)
  • could (5)
  • calculate (9)
  • pi (2)
  • and so on…

Piphilology, a wordplay on the linguistic field of philology, offers longer Pi mnemonics based on poems, songs and even whole books. Pi has been calculated to trillions of decimal places is both an irrational number and fundamental physical constant widely used in mathematics.

Euler’s number (e) to up to 15 decimal places To express e remember to memorize a sentence to memorize this. mathematics, science This list of mnemonics makes it easy to memorize e to 10 decimal places: e = 2.7182818284

The number of letters in each word  gives the number sequence:

  • To (2)
  • express (7)
  • e (1)
  • remember (8)
  • to (2)
  • memorize (8)
  • a (1)
  • sentence (8)
  • to (2)
  • memorize (8)
  • this. (4)

Alternatively you can remember that after 2.7 the year 1828 appears twice:
e = 2.718281828 and you can further extend this to 15 decimal places by adding the numbers for the angles in a right angle isosceles triangle 45°, 90°, 45°:
e = 2.718281828459045.

Order of SI metric system units
  • King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk
  • King Henry Doesn’t Bother Dusting Clean Money.
mathematics Prefixes in descending order of magnitude: kilo, hecto, deca, base unit, deci, centi, milli. Enter “mathematics” in this list of mnemonics table filter to see more maths mnemonics.
Order of math operations
  • Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally
  • PEMDAS or BIDMAS (depending on locale).
mathematics Parentheses, Exponents, Multiply, Divide, Add and Subtract
Brackets, Indices, Multiply, Divide, Add and Subtract. Mathematics list of mnemonics.
Trigonometry, definitions for Sine, Cosine, and Tangent.
  • The Old Art Students Of Harrow Could Always Heave
  • Sex On Hard Concrete Always Hurts The Other’s Ass
  • Sex On Hard Concrete Always Hurts Tender Orgasmic Areas
  • Could A Hungry Stupid Ostrich Have Taken Over America
  • Two Old Angels Skipped Over Heaven Carrying Ancient Harps
  • Some Officers Have Curly Auburn Hair Til Old Age.
mathematics SOHCAHTOA is the easiest to remember but we’ve included some of the most most popular mnemonics in our list for anyone using trigonometry the old-fashioned way! Although the order in the mnemonic changes the key facts remain the same:
  • Tangent = Opposite / Adjacent
  • Sine = Opposite / Hypotenuse
  • Cosine = Adjacent / Hypotenuse.
Long division steps Dad, Mom, Sister, Brother, Rover mathematics, algebra Divide, Multiply, Subtract, Bring Down, Remainder.
Calculus, order of taking the derivative of a quotient.. Lo-di-hi minus hi-di-lo all over lo squared or
Low d high less high d low, draw the line and square below.
mathematics, algebra lo or low refers to the bottom, hi or high refers to the top and di and d are short for derivative.
Direction of graph axes X is a cross, Y to the sky. mathematics, statistics The X axis is across (horizontal) and the Y axis is vertical so you have to reach up to the sky.
Statistics Hey diddle diddle…

The median‘s the middle,
You add then divide for the mean,
The mode is the one that you see the most,
And the range is the difference between.

mathematics, statistics Recite this to the tune of the nursery rhyme “Hey diddle diddle, The cat and the fiddle”
Layers of the atmosphere The Strong Man’s Triceps Explode meteorology, science Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, Exosphere.
The order of sharps Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle music F, C, G, D, A, E, B (also know as circle of fifths). Enter “music” in this list of mnemonics table filter to see all music mnemonics.
The order of flats Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles’ Father music B, E, A, D, G, C, F
Order of notes (bottom to top) as lines on the treble clef stave. Every Good Boy Deserves Favor music E, G, B, D, F
This musical mnemonic was used as the title for the 1971 album Every Good Boy Deserves Favour by The Moody Blues. The notes are played in sequence on piano in track one “Procession”. It was also used as the title for the Tom Stoppard play first performed in 1977.
Notes represented by the spaces between the lines on the treble clef stave. Furry Animals Cook Excellently (or just FACE) music F, A, C, E
Order of notes (bottom to top) as lines on the bass clef stave. Good Boys Do Fine, Always music G, B, D, F, A
Notes represented by the spaces between the lines on the bass clef stave. All Cows Eat Grass


music A, C, E, G
Order of guitar strings
  • Every Average Dude Gets Better Eventually
  • Elephants and Donkeys Grow Big Ears
  • Every Beginner Guitarist Does All Exercises!
music E, A, D, G, B, E in standard tuning or E, B, G, D, A, E in reverse order. This mnemonic has many variations – we’ve added the guitar related ones to our list of mnemonics.
First 11 notable Ionian philosophers
philosophy In no particular order Thales, Heraclitus, Empedocles, Leucippus, Anaximander, Democritus, Zeno, Anaximenes, Protagoras, Parmenides, Anaxagoras.
Order of colors of the rainbow
  • Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain
  • Run Off You Girls, Boys In View.
physics, science Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.
Order of the planets from the Sun
  • My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets
  • My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas
  • Mervin Visits Every Morning. Just Stays Until Noon
  • My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us Nachos
  • Mean Very Evil Men Just Shortened Up Nature
  • Many Very Educated Men Justify Stealing Unique Ninth.
physics, astronomy, science Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
Since 2006 Pluto is no longer classified as a planet, it is now designated as a dwarf planet. There are many other variations not included in ADDucation’s list of mnemonics.
The speed of light We guarantee certainty, clearly referring to this light mnemonic physics, science The number of letters in each word gives you the the speed of light = 299,792,458 m/sec.
  • 2: we
  • 9: guarantee
  • 9: certainty
  • 7: clearly
  • 9: referring
  • 2: to.
  • 4: this
  • 5: light
  • 8: mnemonic.
First 5 books of the bible in order
  • God Equals Light Not Darkness
  • God’s Excellent Love Never Dies.
religion, christianity
  1. Genesis
  2. Exodus
  3. Leviticus
  4. Numbers
  5. Deuteronomy.
Port or starboard
  • Port wine is red
  • Port is the same length as left…
nautical, sailing, navigation
  • … so starboard is green. More sailing mnemonics
  • … so the longer word is starboard.
Venomous snake or not? Red and yellow, kill a fellow; red and black, poison lack nature, wildlife, reptiles Helps distinguish the red and yellow banding of venomous coral snakes from similar looking non-venomous snakes.
Order of actors that have played Dr Who?
  • How To Punish Bad Daleks Before Many Million Earthlings Tactically Seek Calmer Worlds
  • How To Punish Bad Daleks Before Many Million Earthlings Truly See Clearly (does not include the current Doctor).
television, TV, sci-fi William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Tom Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whittaker.

See Also: Acronyms + Abbreviations + Initialisms & Wordplay… | Phonetic Alphabets & Morse Code…

FAQ: What’s the Difference Between an Acronym and a Mnemonic?

Mnemonic is a learning method.
Acronym is an abbreviation.
Some mnemonics use acronyms.
Some acronyms are not mnemonics.
A mnemonic typically uses words and letters to remember grouped information.
An acronym is typically formed from the first letter of a series of words.
As well as words mnemonics can be phrases, song, rhythms, poems etc.
Acronyms are usually pronounced as a single word.
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13 responses to “List of Mnemonics 💬🗣️”

  1. Ted Moss says:

    Hi there, I’ve just happened on your site and I think it’s brilliant; one of the best I’ve seen. I came upon it looking for that mnemonic for the order of champagne bottles – it starts as follows: Michael Jackson etc,. If you could find and add it I would be grateful. Also a way of recalling elements in the periodic table would be good as would a mnemonic for the satellite stars of the planets in our solar system.
    Finally, I’m not just asking for things, I might have something to offer; although it’s neither a mnemonic nor an acronym and I don’t know how you would use it. Here, in the UK we have, in my view, a silly saying from yesteryear about dressing for summer weather, it goes like this: ‘Don’t cast a clout, until May is out’; I said it was silly. Clout? I understand that is a reference to clothing and although it says when to take the ‘clout’ off it doesn’t say when to put it back on. So I have come up with an alternative as follows: ‘Don’t lose your vest ‘til May comes to rest and return to your skin as October comes in’.

    • Joe Connor says:

      Hi Ted, thanks for your comments, much appreciated. I will check out the order of Champagne bottles – if not we’ll have to make one up! We haven’t heard clout one, for a niche audience but your revamped version might make the list 🙂

  2. Nigel Morley says:

    I really enjoyed this compilation – thank you. May I offer a couple of updates?

    The latest Dr Who is Jodie Whittaker so could I suggest the following mnemonic that builds on yours: How To Punish Bad Daleks Before Many Million Earthlings Tactically Seek Calmer Worlds.

    I would also like to suggest a new mnemonic for the wives of Henry VIII as it’s more closely linked to the subject matter: All Bishops Should Cease Heeding Popes

    • Joe Connor says:

      Thanks Nigel, it makes us happy you enjoyed our mnemonics list. We’ve added your excellent King Henry VIII and Dr Who mnemonic sentences to our list of mnemonics.

  3. John Loftus says:

    Great list! Here’s a few you might like to add:
    For stalactites and stalagmites: Mites crawl up, tights fall down.
    For the colours of the rainbow: Run Off You Girls, Boys In View.
    For port and starboard: Left on the ship, but never on the table.

    • Joe Connor says:

      Thanks John, I’ve added the first two to the main list of mnemonics. I can’t get my head around the port and starboard one, can anyone help?

  4. Eric Richards says:

    There is an error with the resistor color code which should be: Black(0), BROWN(1), Red(2), Orange(3), Yellow(4), Green(5), BLUE(6), Violet(7), Gray(8), White(9), Silver (10%)and Gold (5%) (10% and 5% tolerance value range) so a 1000 Ohm resistor with 10% could vary in value anywhere between 900 Ohms to 1100 Ohms, while Gold tolerance has a resistance value between 950 and 1050 Ohms (Ω). Remember gold has a higher value than silver.

  5. Maryam Waqi says:

    It’s fun. I find it more like breaking codes, deciphering unknown messages in Sherlock Holmes or Da Vinci code. It’s an interesting way to retain info but nevertheless, one has to concentrate and retain every trick of the game/riddle.

  6. Tommy Hudson says:

    Your mnemonic for remembering how to spell diarrhea is misspelled.

    • Joe Connor says:

      Thanks Tommy, diarrhoea is the British english spelling. We’ve added a couple of US diarrhea mnemonics 🙂

  7. Apryl Voner says:

    Planets in order from the Sun:
    Mervin Visits Every Morning. Just Stays Until Noon.

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