"mnemonic possession"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Oct 25 18:14:10 UTC 2013

At 10/25/2013 01:32 PM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) wrote:
>M-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-crooked

Is this really more mnemonicable than "Mis-sis-sippi"?!  And one has
to visualize the dromedary; otherwise, it would spell "Mississibbi".

>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

This will help me, thanks.


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