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Re^3: How do you remember the number of days in each month?

by mr_mischief (Monsignor)
on Sep 17, 2014 at 13:42 UTC ( #1100926=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: How do you remember the number of days in each month?
in thread How do you remember the number of days in each month?

You don't even want to know how we were taught the order of the resistor band colors.

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Re^4: How do you remember the number of days in each month?
by chacham (Prior) on Sep 17, 2014 at 14:28 UTC

    Heh. Wikipedia has quite a few listed.

    I worked for someone some time ago and had to remember the bands. Though, i think i just remembered them from use. That's a bit unlike remembering months on the calendar which has no requirement to remember them to use.

    Here's an anecdote from first grade. Our teacher asked everyone "who wants to remember the month names?" and said we would be tested the next day. The next day, after everyone else, she asked me to say them. I told her that her question on the prior day made it elective and i didn't care. :) She told me i had to do them anyway. :( A friend of mine, Jason, right then taught me that his name could be used to remember July through November, which was hard for me. I still use his name as the mnemonic to remember those months.

      I'm not sure why the beer and vodka one is offensive. The one I'm talking about is more offensive even than the last one listed there, despite having most of the same words. Rather than "bad", the first word was the only one left unchanged. The teacher noted it was racist, offensive, and probably shouldn't exist let alone be taught.

      I think he was trying to make a point about how far things had come, considering some schools and many businesses in the US (including the ones in our town) were still segregated by race when he'd been in high school. However, the shock of hearing that one from the teacher even with his caveats made it the one that stuck in my mind all these years.

Re^4: How do you remember the number of days in each month?
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 21, 2014 at 08:37 UTC
    I found resistor color codes just easy enough to remember as they seem to be designed to be easy to remember. My teacher intended we use mnemonics but I didn't need any.

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