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This is by far the most popularly used mnemonic. To make an Expression or Word mnemonic, the first letter of each item in a list is arranged to form a phrase or word. Examples include:

1. For physical laws dealing with gasses, try these:

Charles' Law: For a constant volume, pressure is directly proportional to temperature.
The simple way to remember Chuck is if the tank's too hot, you are out of luck.

Henry's Law: The solubility of a gas increases with pressure.
The way to remember good old Hank is think of bubbles in the Coke you drank.

Boyles' Law: At constant temperature, pressure is inversely proportional to volume.
Boyle's law is best of all because it presses gasses awfully small.

2. In English, the 7 coordinating conjunctions are For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So = FANBOYS.

3. The order of operations for math is Parentheses, Exponents, Multiply, Divide, Add, and Subtract =
PLEASE EXCUSE MY DEAR AUNT SALLY.

4. The categories in the classification of life are Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species, Variety = KINGS PLAY CARDS ON FAIRLY GOOD SOFT VELVET.

5. For those who have to remember the order of color coding on electronic resistors: BLACK, BLUE, RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BROWN, VIOLET, GRAY, WHITE, SILVER, GOLD.

Bad Boys Rile Our Young Girls, But Violet Gives Welts (to) Silly Guys

6. Almost every anatomy class has to remember the eight small bones in the wrist: NAVICULAR, LUNATE, TRIQUETRUM, PISIFORM, MULTONGULAR (GREATER), MULTONGULAR (LESSER), CAPITATE (and) HAMATE.

Never Lower Tilly's Pants, Mother Might Come Home.

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