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Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge: The Book of Mnemonic Devices
     

Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge: The Book of Mnemonic Devices

by Rod L. Evans
 

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When is a "tulip"* not a flower? When it's one of hundreds of mnemonic devices in this comprehensive sourcebook.

From remembering the notes on a scale (Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge) to correctly performing geometric equations (Soh-Cah-Toa) to using "HOMES" for conjuring up the Great Lakes (Huron Ontario Michigan Erie Superior), mnemonic devices have helped

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When is a "tulip"* not a flower? When it's one of hundreds of mnemonic devices in this comprehensive sourcebook.

From remembering the notes on a scale (Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge) to correctly performing geometric equations (Soh-Cah-Toa) to using "HOMES" for conjuring up the Great Lakes (Huron Ontario Michigan Erie Superior), mnemonic devices have helped countless students, teachers, and trivia buffs recall key information in a snap-using anagrams, clever rhymes, and word games.

In this comprehensive guide, readers will find a wide spectrum of ingeniously simple mnemonic devices for recalling facts about:

- Science - Math
- Geography - Religion
- Literature - Music
- Social Studies - Law
- Aviation - Zodiac
- Spelling - Mythology
- World History - Sports
- And more

*Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement; Irrestible Grace, and Perserverance of the Saints (The Five Tenets of Calvinism)

Editorial Reviews

Mnemonics, those wondrous memory devices, can bring order to our mental universe. By using acronyms, rhymes, and word games, we can quickly retrieve everything from historical dates and medical terms to signs of the zodiac. Rod Evan's

Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

offers keys to all these and more. With this book, you will able to unlock the Five Tenets of Calvinism with just one blossoming word: Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints. Knowing things like that, you'll be able to add a wicked new dimension to party banter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399533518
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/21/2007
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,351,534
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

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Brad Rutter
If there's a mnemonic device Rod Evans has missed, good luck finding it. There are more than a few in EGBDF that I'll be using next time Jeopardy!comes calling. (Brad Rutter, winner of Jeopardy! 2001's Tournament of Champions, the Million Dollar Masters Tournament, and the Ultimate Tournament of Champions)
Joel Wapnick
While Rod Evans's book will be valuable to introductory students in numerous disciplines, it will be particularly valuable as a model for inventing one's own mnemonics. (Joel Wapnick, 1999 World Scrabble Champion, 1998 Canadian National Scrabble Champion, 1983 U.S. National Scrabble Champion)

Meet the Author

Rod Evans teaches philosophy at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Virginia. In the past, he's worked for the test preparation company Stanley Kaplan, preparing students for the SAT and the TOEFL. He is the author of The Gilded Tongue and other titles.

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