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Acronyms

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#22938
Fun:*** (2.57)
Difficulty:** (1.55)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:Cheerleader_09****
Corrected By:elyse

 

 

 



Mnemonic devices help people to remember the order of something by using the first letter of each name in the set to make other words in a catchier phrase or another word that is easier to remember. For example: ROY G. BIV stands for Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. These are the order of colors in the rainbow, or light spectrum.

Try to figure these two out!

1. My very excellent mother just served us nine pizzas.

2. Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally.





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Comments

brianz**
May 16, 2005

I knew the PEMDAS one.
sweetime**
May 16, 2005

My mother taught me a variation of the first one which went "my very earthly mother just showed us nine planets" (works well given what it stands for).
I learned BODMAS rather than PEMDAS (brackets, of, division, multiplication, addition, subtraction), so I had no idea what you were talking about with "parenthesis" and "exponents" (or whatever they were, i forget ) Good otherwise!!
darthforman*
May 17, 2005

Ozymandias**
May 17, 2005

Completely stumped me!
filetmerlot
May 17, 2005

fun. yet.............educational
smurfy*
May 17, 2005

I heard those a few too many times, so i thought it was easy. You could add LASER light amplification by stimulated emissions of radiation. There are peobably hundreds of others too.
norcekrius*
May 18, 2005

I believe you need to look up "acronym". You've provided menmonic sentences, not acronyms. How would you pronounce "MVEMJSUNP" ?
libra0890**
May 18, 2005

dude, on the please excuse my dear aunt sally, i learned that one in math the other day. wow. lol. mr lorsung is his name and he is always saying"mkay" and it sis so annoying cuz hes like older than the teacher on south park and he still tries to act like him. w/out the puppet. lol. mgay!!
drussel3*us*
May 19, 2005

These aren't acronyms, they are memory joggers. The first one I was familiar with a variation, but the second one stumped me.
mmmmfon*
May 19, 2005

These were cute. The one I heard regarding the planets was sung to the tune of "Way down upon the Swanee River" and said: "My very educated mother just served us nine pizzapies." (I put pizza and pies together b/c otherwise it doesn't really work...)
purplequeenAus*
May 19, 2005

I didn't realize what I was supposed to be doing.
healthybrain26*us*
May 20, 2005

The first was a no brainer but the second got me..Cool thinking..Slick very slick..need to brush up on the math skills.
tamjpAus*
May 21, 2005

My Very Excellent Mother Just Sewed(?) Us New Pajamas
babybabe1*
May 22, 2005

For the planets, you can also have 'my very easy method just speeds up naming planets' Good teaser cheerleader.
GarnetLover*
May 22, 2005

those were pretty easy. Isn't there one for the animal groupings? Like the family, genus, species thing?
SBen20*
May 23, 2005

menmonic devices... yeah I teach those. But make sure next time you call whatever it is you are asking for by the right name.
Cheerleader_09**
May 23, 2005

I had never heard of that laser thing, so thanx smurfy, and GarnetLover, I don't know of any one about the animals, but I'll try to find out!
cloudchamber
May 27, 2005

elementary my dear watson, elementary.
alissa3210**
May 27, 2005

this was very easy
jakeodee**
Jun 09, 2005

I got it!!!

YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH
needlepoint1324*
Jun 16, 2005

i new the first one right away because i use that one, and i remembered the second saying but couldnt remember what it stood for!
princetongirlf
Jun 18, 2005

bodmas not pedmas or w.e
kodhrawara*zw*
Jun 20, 2005

My Very Energetic Mother Jumped Straight Up Near Pluto.

Men Very Easily Make Jokes Serve Useful Needs and Purposes.
geofreak2010*
Jun 24, 2005

pretty easy.This year i made one for kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species- Ken the Pope Canonized Other Friends God Saved
okieman51*
Jul 04, 2005

Did not have a clue. Even when i looked at answers was too hard. lol. I thought it was just dumb.
hotbeaverchick
Jul 04, 2005

same as needlepoint. and you only thought it was dumb because you got it wrong!
TiggrAus*
Jul 10, 2005

I learned those same ones in jr. high, that was at least 9 years ago.Needless to say I forgot what they meant sad thing is the dumbest thing I still remember from back then is my locker combination.
Phatlyps7*us*
Sep 20, 2005

I needed the answers for both. I guess I'm not too good at those.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Sep 29, 2005

Lovely teaser but, it would fit series a bit better, don't you think? Now, i think i need one of those to remember my name sometimes... Keep them coming.
boodlerAgb*
Nov 21, 2005

I've just spent ages looking at mnemonics, so this was easy-peasy. Prefer to use My Very Easy Method, Just Set Up Nine Planets, and BODMAS. Good,though.
OceanStar719Aus*
Jan 01, 2006

Wow...I thought that was really easy. Maybe it is just because I learned those same ones and not too long ago. The first one probably in 2nd or 3rd grade and the second in 9th. Im now in 12th grade. Oh well...
PhalanxAlu*
Feb 07, 2007

Got the first one right... I do know a similar one in German...

Mein Vater erklärt mir jeden Sonntag unsere neun Planeten ,

meaning something like

my dad explains our nine planets to me on every sunday! ;)
lmurray*cn*
Jul 01, 2007

THE HINT MADE IT A DEAD GIVEAWAY.
bob45424Agb*
Aug 04, 2008

LASER *does* stand for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation", so the phrase is not a mnemonic, while the ones in the teaser are.
crocodiletca*
Aug 06, 2009

The "Nine Pizzas" Method has been changed to exclude Pluto. Good!



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