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THIS IS MY RIFLE, THIS IS MY GUN,
THIS IF FOR FIGHTING, THIS IS FOR FUN.

Submitter comment:

THIS VERSE HAS BEEN AROUND LONGER THAN I CAN REMEMBER. IT IS
SAID TO HAVE ORIGINATED IN A BOOT CAMP DURING WORLD WAR II,
WHEN A SGT. GOT P.O'D AT A BOOT (BUCK PRIVATE) FOR CALLING
HIS RIFLE A GUN. TO TEACH THE BOOT A LESSON, THE SGT. MADE
HIM WALK AROUND CAMP WITH NO PANTS ON, HIS RIFLE IN ONE HAND,
HIS PENIS IN THE OTHER RECITING THE ABOVE VERSE.

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; METONOMY ; MNEMONIC ; OBSCENE ; SEX ; WEAPONS

James Callow Keyword(s): ANGER ANGRY ; SERGEANT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.549
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Date learned: 00-00-1960

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Mnemonic Device

When one is having problems spelling the word arithmetic, just remember the sentence: "A Rat In The House May Eat The Ice Cream."

Submitter comment:

Informant's teacher told this to him when he was in third grade in 1956 at St. Francis D'Assisi School in Detroit, MI.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

BN V300 used due to previous entries/classifications using the same mnemonic device.

James Callow comment:

Mnemonic Device; Spelling

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Arithmetic ; MATHEMATICS ; MEMORY ; MNEMONIC ; SCHOOL ; SPELLING

James Callow Keyword(s): Mnemonic Device ; SPELLING

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Mnemonic Device

The following sentence has been used in grade schools in aiding the memory of spelling arithmetic: A Rat In The House May Eat The Ice Cream.

Submitter comment:

During the informant's grade school years (1961-3) at Beard School in Detroit this mnemonic device was used.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

BN V300 was chosen because of previous entries and classifications with this exact mnemonic device.

James Callow comment:

The original BN [C534] is crossed out and the word Mnemonic is written next to it.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Arithmetic ; MATHEMATICS ; MEMORY ; MNEMONIC ; Mnemonic Device ; SCHOOL ; SPELLING

James Callow Keyword(s): Mnemonic Device ; SPELLING

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Spelling Aid

Arithmetic: A Rat In Tom's House May Eat Tom's Ice Cream.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

BN V300 and MNEM chosen due to previous/existing classification of such entries using the same mnemonic device.

James Callow comment:

Original BN [A784] Crossed out and replaced with the term Mnemonic Device.

Submission Card was located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Arithmetic ; EDUCATION ADVICE ; MATHEMATICS ; MEMORY ; Mnemonic Device ; SPELLING

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Spelling Aid

Geography - George Eats Old Gray Rats And Paints Houses Yellow.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TR.Davidson

V300 and MNEM chosen due to previous entries of similar or exact substance using these classifications.

James Callow comment:

Original BN [A784] crossed out and the term mnemonic device is written next to it.

Submission card was located in a pile markled To Be Classified.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EDUCATION ; EDUCATION ADVICE ; GEOGRAPHY ; MNEMONIC ; Mnemonic Device ; SPELLING

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Mnemonic Device

A mnemonic Device for remembering the names of the Great Lakes:

H.O.M.E.S.

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H.uron

O.ntario

M.ichigan

E.rie

S.uperior

Submitter comment:

It is rather vague where, when or who I learned this from, But I do remember it!

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card was located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: OHIO ; FOURTH GRADE CLASS ; Teacher ; Brownhelm School

Keyword(s): EDUCATION ; EDUCATION ADVICE ; GEOGRAPHY ; GREAT LAKES ; MEMORY ; MNEMONIC ; Mnemonic Device

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

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Mnemonic Device

S,P,D,F

Stupid People Die First

(Shells Permitted in Atomic Orbitals)

Data entry tech comment:

Motif and BN added by TRD

BN selected by previous similar classifications.

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Atomic ; MNEMONIC ; Mnemonic Device ; Stupid People

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

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Play on Words

Play on Words:

Paradox: Casey and Kildare...

(Pair of doc's)

Submitter comment:

Val Zelnick. Heard long ago in grade-school. It is a way of remembering the word and its meaning, besides being a play on words.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [S300] crossed out. Nothing is written to replace it.

Submission card located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Keyword(s): Doctors ; MNEMONIC ; Mnemonic Device ; PARADOX ; SATIRE OF DOCTORS ; Wit ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech

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Mnemonic Device

A mnemonic device for remembering the resistor color code:

Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Goes Willingly.

B.lack = 0

B.rown = 1

R.ed = 2

O.range = 3

Y.ellow = 4

G.reen = 5

B.lue = 6

V.iolet = 7

G.rey = 8

W.hite = 9

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN has been whited out.

Submission card located in pile marked To Be Classified

Where learned: Lorain Products Corporation

Keyword(s): EDUCATION ADVICE ; MNEMONIC ; Mnemonic Device ; Rape ; Resistor Codes

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM
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Mnemonic Device

-Vibgyor-

One of my art teachers tried to make it easier for us to remember colors and their place on the color wheel so she introduced to us -vibgyor-pronounced vib-gee-or.

Submitter comment:

This method works every time - I now remember them (the colors).

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile labeled To Be Classified.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): ART ; COLOR ; EDUCATION ; EDUCATION ADVICE ; MEMORY ; MNEMONIC ; Mnemonic Device

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

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Mnemonic Device

ARITHMETIC = A Rat In The House Might Eat The Ice Cream.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [C890] crossed out.

Submission card located in pile marked [?]

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Arithmetic ; MATHEMATICS ; MEMORY ; MNEMONIC ; Mnemonic Device ; SCHOOL ; SPELLING

James Callow Keyword(s): Mnemonic Device ; SPELLING

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Mnemonic Device

Musical Mnemonic Device:

To remember the line notes of the Treble Clef Scale (E-G-B-D-F) just remember the phrase "Every Good Boy Does Fine."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): MEMORY ; MNEMONIC ; MUSIC ; Notes ; Scale

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Memory
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

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Mnemonic Device

Musical Mnemonic Device:

To remember the line notes on the Bass Clef Scale (G-B-D-F-A) just remember the phrase "Good Boys Do Fine Always."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): MEMORY ; MNEMONIC ; Musical ; Notes ; Scale

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Memory
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

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Mnemonic Device

Musical Mnemonic Device:

To remember the space between notes of the Treble Clef Scale (F-A-C-E), just remember the word FACE.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): MEMORY ; MNEMONIC ; MUSIC ; Musical ; Notes ; Scale

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Memory
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

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Mnemonic Device

Musical Mnemonic Device:

To remember the space the notes [sic] on the Bass Clef Scale (A-C-E-G) just remember the phrase "All Cows Eat Grass," or "All Cars Eat Gas."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): MEMORY ; MNEMONIC ; MUSIC ; Musical ; Notes ; Scale

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Memory
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

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Mnemonic Device

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [ C750.534] is crossed out. Replaced with the words Mnemonic Device.

Keyword(s): Christopher Columbus ; MEMORY ; MNEMONIC ; RHYME

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

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Mnemonic Device

Memory Verse:

In Italian:

"Le Vocali"

Ah, che cose strombe!

L'A con due gambe;

L'E con tre braccia;

L'O tondo in faccia.

Curioso e L'U

Che guarda in su;

Ma il piu carino

L'I col puntino.

In English:

Oh, what strange things!

The A with two legs;

The E with three arms;

The O's round face.

Different is the U that looks up;

But the cutest one is the I with the dot.

Submitter comment:

The TIalian children use this little rhyme to help remember the vowels

Data entry tech comment:

Motif and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C534] is crossed out. No replacement

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; VALENTES MENS FORMALWEAR

Keyword(s): Italian ; MEMORY ; MNEMONIC ; Mnemonic Device ; RHYME ; Vowels

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

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Language

To spell separate, remember "caught in a trap by a rat" that way, you'll not replace "a" with "e".

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN addedd by TRD

Keyword(s): Language ; Mnemonics ; rat ; Separate ; SPELLING ; Trap ; Vocabulary

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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