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    Default Re: violet vs purple vs ultraviolet

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I use this mnemonic to remember the order of the colours of the rainbow:

    Richard of York gave battle in vain.

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    We just learn the name "Roy G. Biv."

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    Default Re: violet vs purple vs ultraviolet

    Sometimes, the dafter the mnemonic, the easier it is to remember - like

    'My very elegant mother just sat upon nine porcupines'.

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    Default Re: violet vs purple vs ultraviolet

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Sometimes, the dafter the mnemonic, the easier it is to remember - like

    'My very elegant mother just sat upon nine porcupines'.

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    OK, I'll bite. What on earth is that a mnemonic for?
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    Default Re: violet vs purple vs ultraviolet

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    OK, I'll bite. What on earth is that a mnemonic for?
    Martha visits every Monday just stays until noon period.

    It's the names of the planets, in order.

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    Default Re: violet vs purple vs ultraviolet

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Martha visits every Monday just stays until noon period.

    It's the names of the planets, in order.
    Aha! Thanks. I never used a mnemonic for those. I did an astronomy project when I was 8 and I just learnt the planets in the right order by heart and I've never forgotten them. I'm glad to see that no-one has yet posted a new mnemonic for learning the eight planets, minus poor old Pluto. Stuff the astronomers - as far as I'm concerned, Pluto's still a planet!
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