Re: Mnemonics for the order of the alphabet

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Mon Apr 14 1997 - 08:56:11 EDT

At 07:45 AM 4/14/97 -0500, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>At 5:19 AM -0500 4/14/97, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>>I don't want to reinvent the wheel. Somebody out there *has* to know a good
>>mnemonic for remembering the order of the Greek alphabet. Would you like to
>>share it with me?
>This may be an instance of items requiring as an answer Euclid's "There is
>no royal road to learning."
>The mnemonic I use is:
>If you discover a better one, I'm all for it, but I do this sing-song
>whenever I'm thumbing through a lexicon. And if you discover a good one,
>you might have figured out how to memorize the telephone directory!

I don't know about the telephone directory, but A.K.A. Adam sent me some
five word sequences for part of the greek alphabet, and I've extended them
to cover the rest. How's this?

All Bigots Get Diarrhea Eventually
Zorro Ate The Ice Kap(pa)
Let's Munch Nuts Excessively, Okay?
Pigs Really Stink Terribly
Under Five Chairs Psychiatrists Wink

If you use this, remember that the "Pigs Really Stink Terribly" part covers
only 4 letters, and the others cover 5. Otherwise it is easy to get confused.


Jonathan Robie
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