Results for - Mnemonic Devices

2,381 voters participated in this survey

1. Are you familiar with the idea of mnemonic devices, or phrases, acronyms and other aids that abet one who uses them in remembering things s/he otherwise fear that may be forgotten?

Yes
36%
834 votes
No
33%
748 votes
Perhaps ironically, I'd forgitten about that concept!
10%
234 votes
Unsure/Maybe/Undecided
21%
484 votes

2. Which of the following mnemonic device sentences (mostly) had you known before starting on this survey?

My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. (order from the sun of planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto...ifyou want to count Pluto nowadays)
11%
256 votes
I Protect My Artichokes, Too, Cliff. (phases of cell cycles: Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, Cytokinesis)
3%
78 votes
Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally. (used to recall the oorder of mathematical operations: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiply, Divide, Add, Subtract)
9%
215 votes
King Phillip Came Over For Great Spaghetti (used to recall animals' taxonimic order: Kingsom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species)
4%
81 votes
Wheh Jeff Left Home, Jack Got Fat. (who's pictured on U.S.paper currency: $1-George Washington; $2-Thomas Jefferson; $10-Alexander Hamilton; $20-Andrew Jackson; $50-Ulysses S. Grant; $100-Benjamin Franklin)
3%
60 votes
Some Lovers Try Positions That They Can't Handle. (human body's carpal bones: Scaphoid, Lumate, Triquetrum, Pisiform, Trapeezium, Capitate, Hamate)
2%
56 votes
Prime Ministers Can't Eat Any Nachos (Canada's time zones: Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern, Atlantic, Newfoundland...and does anyone here know P.M. Trudeau's dietary habits?)
2%
50 votes
Oh Oh Oh, To Touch And Feel Good Velvet, Ah Heaven. (human brain's cranial nerves: Olfactory, Optic, Oculomotor, Trochlear, Trigeminal, Abducens, Facial, Vestibulocochlear, Glossopharynegal, Vagus, Accessory, Hypoglossal)
2%
45 votes
God Equals Light, Not Darkness. (first five books of the Bible's Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy)
3%
70 votes
General Electric Power Company (first four of the New Testament's Pauline epistles following the two letters to the Corinthian church: Galatians, Ephesians, Philipians, Colossians)
2%
49 votes
Supr Man Helps Every One (order of the North American Great Lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario)
3%
67 votes
Never Eat Soggy Waffles (our principle compass directions: North, East, South, West)
5%
114 votes
Four Apes Nibbled Big Orange Yams. (English grammar's coordinating clauses: For, And Nor, But, Or & Yet...also think FANBOY)
1%
28 votes
Not Applicable
70%
1,606 votes
Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain. (colors of the spectrum: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet...also think ROY G. BIV)
4%
84 votes
Pull Horse Through A Corral (steps of scientific inquiry: Problem, Hypothesis, Test, Analysis, Conclusion)
1%
26 votes
All
3%
58 votes

3. Be they sentences, other word sequences or anything else, are there any mnemonic devices that have been helpful to you that you'd like to share in a comment?

Yes, and I'll share at least one.
7%
152 votes
Yes, but I don't feel like sharing.
12%
270 votes
No
64%
1,480 votes
Maybe another time?
17%
398 votes

4. "Mnemonic" is the only word that comes to my mind that starts with the combination of m adn n in that order. If you know of any other/s, how about sharing in a comment?

Yes, I've at least one to share and will do so below.
4%
98 votes
Yes, I know at least one other, but I'm not wanting to share.
7%
150 votes
No, none come to my mind whether I feel like sharing or not.
65%
1,499 votes
Let me get back to you on that?
24%
553 votes
11/22/2020 Education 2381 93 By: jlrake

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