gbsteve (gbsteve) wrote,

Old 'uns are good 'uns

This is what I learned at school:

Napoleon manga allegrement six poulets sans claquer apres.
Li baise bien chez notre oncle Ferdinand Neon.
Li n'a qu'a rabaisser ces fringues.

It possibly helps to know that Li was a Danish/Vietnamese/French class mate and that these were mnemonics for chemistry. The first one, Napoleon joyfully ate six chickens without croaking afterwards, is a particular favourite.

It's a testimony to their power that I still remember them after 20 years.

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