Chesapeake memories

From a site devoted to mnemonic devices comes:

Students, Pretty Pretty Please, Remember Your Jackets

The first letters of the words remind us of the major rivers of the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. (Susquehanna, Patapsco (which forms Baltimore Harbor), Patuxent, Potomac, Rappahannock, York and James. Then we point out major rivers on the Eastern Shore — Elk, Chester, Choptank, Nanticoke, Wicomico and Pocomoke — and ask the students to create a mnemonic for themselves to remember these.

Wouldn’t it be simpler to move to another state?

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  1. Bruce Lagasse says:

    I know the standard mnemonic for remembering the Great Lakes is “HOMES” (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior). But years before I heard about that one, I had come up with my own, perhaps inspiried by Al Capp (or Yiddish) – “SHMOE”.

  2. Walter E. Wallis says:

    Please don’r ask me how I remember resister color code.
    JJ, your hubby probably knows. [the new one]

  3. My husband has taught me how to remember the resistor color code.

  4. Robert Wright says:

    Elk, Chester, Choptank, Nanticoke, Wicomico and Pocomoke?

    Earnest cheaters can never win prizes.

  5. “Wouldn’t it be simpler to move to another state?”

    Harumph. Perfidious Californian!

  6. Bob Diethrich says:

    HOMES also works for five members of the Iroquois League as well: Huron, Onondaga, Mohawk, Erie, Seneca

  7. Bob Diethrich says:

    I also worked for a Law Firm in Pittsburgh and a fellow clerk came up with this to remember the five surrounding counties: All Beavers Wash Wet Butts. (Allegheny, Beaver, Washington, Westmoreland, Butler)

  8. My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us Nothing now that Pluto is somehow less than a planet.

  9. The first rows of the periodic table:
    Happy Healthy Little Beggar Boys, Catching Newts Or Fish, New Nature Magnifies All Sin. P.S. Clarence Arrived.

    The resistor color codes are fun too.

  10. Haha, Earnest cheaters can never win prizes.