"mnemonic possession" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Fri Oct 25 15:36:46 UTC 2013

On Oct 25, 2013, at 7:49 AM, "Mullins, Bill CIV (US)" <william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL> wrote:

> So, what other things have you memorized from a song?  I'm aware of (but
> haven't learned):
> Lehrer's song about the elements
> Animaniacs songs of state capitals and countries

i can't believe that anyone has ever learned the names of the elements from Tom Lehrer's song.  it's a tour de force, but not really usable as a mnemonic,


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