Anamonics are mnemonic devices used by top Scrabble players to give them instant recall of which letters can be added to a rack of 7 letters to form an 8 letter word. A phrase or sentence that can be associated mentally with a 7 letter word is memorized. This Anamonic will be made up only of the letters that can combine with the 7 letter word to make a Scrabble acceptable 8 letter word. In the case where no vowels work with the word, a convention requires the anamonic to contain the 4 most common vowels A E I & O and optionally U. The theory is that the player will easily be able to tell that it's more likely that no vowels will work than that all of them will (the original word usually already has 3 or more vowels in this case).