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PUT THE ABLATIVE WITH TE,
CUM, CORAM, AB, AND E,
SINE, TENUS, PRO, AND PRE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 00-00-1962

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A RAT IN TOMMIES HOUSE MIGHT EAT TOMMIE'S ICE CREAM.
ANSWER: ARITHMETIC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 11-27-1971

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GEORGE EATS OLD GRAY RABBITS AND PAINTS HOUSES
YELLOW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 11-27-1971

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AN EASY WAY TO REMEMBER THE SPELLING OF THE WORD
MISSISSIPPI IS:
M I DOUBLE S I DOUBLE S I P P IN YOUR I
THE SOUND OF IT WHEN SPOKEN IS A LITTLE OFF COLOR,
BUT IT'S FUNNY!

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 02-10-1970

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MUSICAL MNEMONIC TO SEPARATE THE LINES OF A
SHEET OF MUSIC;
EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE.

Data entry tech comment: EACH LINE IS GIVEN THE FIRST LETTER OF THIS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MUSICAL MNEMONIC TO SEPARATE THE SPACES OF A
SHEET OF MUSIC.
FACE

Data entry tech comment: EACH SPACE IS GIVEN THE LETTERS IN THIS WORD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NUMBER MEASUREMENT

A WAY TO REMEMBER THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN EACH MONTH IS
TO MAKE A FIST AND START ON THE FIRST KNUCKLE AND
NAME EACH MONTH. WHEN YOU REACH JULY START OVER
AGAIN. EACH MONTH NAMED ON A KNUCKLE HAS 31 DAYS
AND EACH ON THE VALLEY BETWEEN KNUCKLES HAS 30 DAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 10-15-1969

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A DEVICE TO REMEMBER THE COLORS OF THE LIGHT SPECTRUM
IS ROY G. BIV (RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE,
INDIGO, VIOLET.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: HIGH SCHOOL

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A MNEMONIC DEVICE FOR {SPELLING} ARITHMETIC WAS:
A RAT IN THE HOUSE MIGHT EAT THE ICE CREAM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

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A WAY TO REMEMBER THE COLORS OF THE LIGHT SPECTRUM IS:
RICHARD OF YORK GAVE BATTLE IN VAIN.
(RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, INDIGO, VIOLET).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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RED, RIGHT, RETURN.
A SAYING THAT TELLS A BOATMAN WHICH SIDE OF THE BOAT
TO PASS BOUYS ON. ONE PASSES THEM ON ONE'S RIGHT
(STARBOARD) SIDE WHEN ONE IS RETURNING TOWARDS THE
SEA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 09-21-1969

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EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE. THESE ARE THE NAMES OF THE
FIRST FIVE NOTES ON THE LINES OF A MUSICAL SCALE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): {THAT IS THE INITIAL LETTER OF THESE WORDS}.

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 10-02-1969

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A RAT IN THE HOUSE MAY EAT THE ICE CREAM.
{DEVICE FOR SPELLING} ARITHMETIC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 09-08-1969

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YOU CAN REMEMBER THE NAMES OF THE APOSTLES WITH THE
HELP OF THE WORD BAPTISM:
{THE INITIAL LETTERS OF THE APOSTLE'S NAMES SPELL
THE WORD BAPTISM}.
B=BARTHOLEMEW; A=ANDREW; P=PHILLIP; T=THOMAS AND THADDEUS
I=JAMES, JOHN, JAMES, JUDAS; S=SIMON-PETER; M=MATTHEW

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 11-12-1969

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A SENTENCE FOR REMEMBER HOW TO SPELL THE WORD
ARITHMETIC.
A RAT IN THE HOUSE MAY EAT THE ICE CREAM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 03-22-1970

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AN EASY WAY TO REMEMBER HOW TO SPELL ARITHMETIC IS:
A RAT IN THE HOUSE MIGHT EAT THE ICE CREAM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 03-11-1970

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AN EASY WAY TO REMEMBER THE SPELLING OF GEOGRAPHY IS:
GEORGE EATS OLD GRAY RATS AND PAINTS HOUSES YELLOW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 03-11-1970

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AN EASY WAY TO REMEMBER THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRINCIPLE
(FUNDAMENTAL TRUTH) AND PRINCIPAL (HEAD OF A SCHOOL)
IS THAT THE PRINCIPAL IS ALWAYS OUR PAL. THE PAL
REFERS TO THE LAST THREE LETTERS OF THE WORD. ONE ENDS
IN PLE AND THE OTHER ENDS IN PAL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 03-11-1970

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REMEMBERING THE WORD "HOMES" TO HELP YOU TO REMEMBER
THE NAMES OF THE GIVE GREAT LAKES (HURON, ONTARIO,
MICHIGAN, ERIE, SUPERIOR).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 02-08-1970

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REMEMBERING THE SENTENCE "EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE"
TO HELP YOU TO REMEMBER THE MUSICAL PITCH INDICATED
BY THE HORIZONTAL LINES OF THE MUSICAL STAFF.

Data entry tech comment: ILLUSTRATION OF THE MUSICAL LINES ON 5 X 8 CARD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM

Date learned: 01-28-1970

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