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Fun with Mnemonics

Did you memorize the colors of the rainbow using the mnemonic “Roy G. Biv”? Martha and Grant discuss how word combinations can help you recall passwords and other information. Grant explains the ori

Fun with Mnemonics


Originally aired June 2, 2006

Did you memorize the colors of the rainbow using the mnemonic “Roy G. Biv”? Martha and Grant discuss how word combinations help you recall passwords and other information.

Grant explains the origin of the phrase “Who’s Your Daddy?”

Martha reveals why there’s a devil in “deviled eggs.”

A caller is annoyed by people who use the phrase “is is” – as in “The problem is, is that we don’t have enough cake to go around.”

Quiz Guy John Chaneski presents a “cryptic” crossword puzzle.

Also, should the first vowel in “presentation” be pronounced as a long or short “e”?
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