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

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Here is an amusing collection of ingenious mnemonics devised to help us learn and understand hundreds of important facts that we used to know as children, but have since forgotten.

Here is an amusing collection of ingenious mnemonics devised to help us learn and understand hundreds of important facts that we used to know as children, but have since forgotten. Featuring all the mnemonics you'll ever need to know, this fun little book will bring back all the simple, ...

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Overview

Here is an amusing collection of ingenious mnemonics devised to help us learn and understand hundreds of important facts that we used to know as children, but have since forgotten.

Here is an amusing collection of ingenious mnemonics devised to help us learn and understand hundreds of important facts that we used to know as children, but have since forgotten. Featuring all the mnemonics you'll 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:

&#8226: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: 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621451846
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 9/30/2014
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 385,324
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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.
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  • Posted October 5, 2009

    Should be a staple for educators/students alike

    I'm an English teacher, and someone in my reading circle recommended this book. I thumbed through it, was impressed, and bought a brand new copy. Every parent, educator, student, and professional in every field should possess a copy of this book. It is helpful, informative, and reader friendly! I wish every journalist and copy editor would use it as a language bible.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 7, 2012

    Do wat

    I confused

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Recommended for parents and teachers alike

    Many of these phrases made my school years so much easier. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to help their children to remember these rules easily, and for life!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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