I Before E (Except after C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff

I Before E (Except after C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff

by Judy Parkinson
     
 

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Here is an amusing collection of ingenious mnemonics devised to help us learn and understand hundreds of important fact as children and can continue to resonate with us as adult.

Here is an amusing collection of ingenious mnemonics devised to help us learn and understand hundreds of important fact as children and can continue to resonate with us as

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Here is an amusing collection of ingenious mnemonics devised to help us learn and understand hundreds of important fact as children and can continue to resonate with us as adult.

Here is an amusing collection of ingenious mnemonics devised to help us learn and understand hundreds of important fact as children and can continue to resonate with us as adults.

Featuring all the mnemonics youfill ever need to know, this fun little book will bring back all the simple, easy-to-remember rhymes from your childhood-once learned, fix the information in the brain forever-such as learning to count by reciting 'One, Two, buckle my shoe, Three, Four, knock at the door.' Packed with clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious-and sometimes hilarious-sayings that can be used to solve a problem or cap an argument.

Take a trip back to the classroom, and rediscover the assortment of practical memory aids covering a range of different subjects, including spelling, time, mathematics, history, general trivia, and much more. The information is organized in short snippets by category such as:

• Geographically Speaking: Remember North East South West by reciting Never Eat Slimy Worms or Naughty Elephants Squirt Water.

• Time and the Calendar: ?Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November; All the rest have 31 excepting February alone; And that has 28 days clear; With 29 in each leap year?

• Think of a Number: Know the Roman numerals by remembering I Value Xylophones Like Cows Dig Milk

• World History: 'In fourteen hundred, ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, And found this land, land of the Free, beloved by you, beloved by me'

The clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious sayings are endless. Guaranteed to amuse and inform, here is a perfect gift for any language lover-complete with a To/From gift plate.

Editorial Reviews

Stephen Lynch

Judy Parkinson is taking us on trip down memory lane. The author?has brought back the playful jabberwocky of middle school mnemonics.
New York Post

New York Post

Judy Parkinson is taking us on trip down memory lane. The author . . . has brought back the playful jabberwocky of middle school mnemonics.
—Stephen Lynch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762109173
Publisher:
Reader's Digest
Publication date:
04/17/2008
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Judy Parkinson is a graduate of Bristol University. She is a producer of documentaries, music videos, and commercials, and won a Clio award for a Greenpeace ad. Parkinson has published four books and has contributed to a show of life drawings at the Salon des Arts, Kensington. She lives in London.

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