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  • This word always make me think of Bette Midler singing the Istanbul (Not Constantinople) song! Such a catchy tune!

    March 20, 2009

  • @VanishedOne: Thanks :) Seems like quite the forumwhore automatically writing BBCode =/

    March 18, 2009

  • Serendipitously enough I heard 'Istanbul Not Constantinople' today for the first time in years.

    March 18, 2009

  • For italics, etc. you need to use HTML, not BBCode: <i>A Confederacy of Dunces</i> → A Confederacy of Dunces.

    March 18, 2009

  • Ignatius J. Reilly lives in Constantinople Street in the award-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces (Which can be highly recommended:)

    March 18, 2009

  • Well, if we can fit it in with a new stanza, by all means! ;)

    August 26, 2008

  • oops, sorry. You may resume singing.

    August 26, 2008

  • Not in the song. ;)

    August 26, 2008

  • But first came Byzantium!

    August 26, 2008

  • See Istanbul.

    August 26, 2008

  • In 1453 the Ottoman Empire took over.

    August 26, 2008

  • I learned ROY G. BIV for the rainbow...

    July 14, 2007

  • Ditto. Wouldn't be as much fun that way, and jennarenn wouldn't have been able to make her list of memorable threads. :-)

    July 13, 2007

  • You know, there are *some* web sites where people get all mad if a thread derails and ends up miles from where it started.

    I'm rather glad Wordie isn't one of them.

    July 13, 2007

  • I have a headache.

    July 13, 2007

  • Funny, the semi-acronym M-VEM-J-SUN-P always works for me. Oh, and VIB-GYOR for the rainbow spectrum. Weird brain, I guess.

    Here's one I made up for figuring out whether the moon's waxing or waning: "If the light's on the Right, it's aRriving. If the Light's on the Left, it's Leaving". You've got to be able to rotate the moon in your imagination (or tilt your head) slightly if the illuminated portion seems to be mostly on the bottom of the moon's disc.

    July 13, 2007

  • My Very Elderly Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies...Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge...SoCaToa...King Phillip Came Over From Greece Swimming...

    There were so many!

    July 13, 2007

  • I feel like I learned a different mnemonic (with Pluto) back in school but I'll be damned if I can remember what it was.

    July 13, 2007

  • Here are some other mnemonic suggestions - though I still like uselessness's best.

    July 13, 2007

  • You should charge usage fees, too. It's a good one.

    July 13, 2007

  • I just made it up. I think I'm going to use it though. ;-)

    July 13, 2007

  • HAHA! U, did you make that up or have I missed it going around?

    Arby, I've heard that song--always cracks me up too.

    July 13, 2007

  • My Very Exclusionary Mother Just Served Us Nothing. (Prick.)

    July 13, 2007

  • I always think of the TMBG cover of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)". My history teacher in 8th grade actually sang it to us, it was pretty funny.

    July 13, 2007

  • Funny how things get stashed in one's mind, isn't it? I'm still worrying about how to revise the old mnemonic for remembering the order of the planets, now that Pluto has been...well, plutoed.

    July 13, 2007

  • When I was ten, I played Harlan in Life With Father at the local theatre. It's a minor (but lovable) character with a couple lines; that's one of them. Funny I still remember it to this day.

    July 13, 2007

  • Especially if you go about it *that* way. ;-)

    July 13, 2007

  • "Co ennaconny sissaconny tan tan tee, and an ople and a pople and a Constantinople."
    It's a hard word to spell.

    July 13, 2007