herbstschweigen wrote:Talking about catchy rhymes, I only remember "753, Rom schlüpft aus dem Ei" (which is a legend, not a historic fact) and "333, bei Issos Keilerei" (and I don't remember who fought whom there, or why, and who won). But I have the impression that mnemonic rhymes are more prevalent in the US. Maybe someone has some examples for us non-USians?
Kings Play Chess On Fat Girls' Stomachs. (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species)
Fred Can Get Drunk At Every Bar. (The circle of fifths, something musicians need to remember. Last time I taught someone that one he was a harmonica player I knew was a recovering alcoholic, so I hastily changed it to Fred Can't Get Drunk ...)
Every Good Boy Deserves Favor (or Fudge). (Learning to read music, the lines in the treble clef from bottom up. The Moody Blues used that for the title of an album.)
Oh, Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me! (The spectral classes of stars. Change Girl to Guy or Gentleman to suit your preferences.)
My Very Excited Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies. (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto)
Or without Pluto: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles.
Hmm ... none of those are actually rhymes, are they. Oh well.