"mnemonic possession" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Fri Oct 25 17:32:14 UTC 2013

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> I myself confess to mentally uttering the mnemonic for spelling
> "Mississippi" every time I write the word.
M-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-crooked

I went to school at U of Tennessee, and I can't spell "Tennessee"
without hearing the football cheer as I do it:
Double N-E
Double S
Double E

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