Well, all of us would have used mnemonics to remember important things during education or job or elsewhere !! You know..when you accidentally recollect some of them, it's so much fun!! Orae Malarum Ninaivugal!!
Well, why not initiate a tag and pass on the pleasure !!
Okay..recollect what mnemonic or abbreviations that you created or used to remember important things in your life. Try giving out 3 of them !!
Let me give mine!!
1. OILRIG: I am in a biochemical toxicology lab and I am supposed to know what is oxidation and what is reduction in terms of electrons. I can never remember how many ever times I learn, until I started used OILRIG- Oxidation Is Loss of electrons and Reduction Is Gain of electrons
2. During my bachelors in pharmacy,when you prepare medicines, using 2 phases, in class, they are in different forms such as emulsion, aerosol etc.
When 2 different phases (dispersed phase or continuous phase) are mixed together, the resulting product has a different outcome. For eg: when a liquid is mixed with a liquid, its an "emulsion". When a solid is mixed with solid it is called "solid sol" whereas when a solid is mixed with gas, it forms aerosol..
It was tough to remember. I created a tune to remember this. It goes like this
solid + solid = solid sol (laala laala laala laa)
solid liquid sol (laala laala laa)
solid gas aerosol (laala la laaalaa)
liquid solid gel (laala laala laa)
liquid liquid emulsion (laala laala laalaalaa)
liquid gas liquidaerosol (..)
gas solid solid foam (..)
gas liquid foam (..)
gas gas n/a (..)
3. Do you remember how electrons fill in the orbital s, p,d, f.
Somehow, I had to use that in every stage of life though I do not belong to that field at all. So, I memorized that like a song !!
Well, such mnemonics were not unusual even in olden days. I remember my paati singing thiruvaaimozhi (4000 divyaprabhandham) and end with the first syllable of every stanza .."the author"thiruvadigale charanam (say like thirumangaiaazwar thiruvadigale charanam)
And that is how I remember the few songs that I picked up from her !!
Well, I tag Subha, Prabu Karthik, Arun, Badhri
Okay.. neenga sollunga..I will try to understand your mnemonics of your field :)-