A Conversation for Mohs Scale of Hardness

How about a new acronym?

Post 1

Vestboy

Great article! I really enjoyed it. All the information will be stored carefully to be reproduced in pub quizzes etc.

The acronym lends itself to improvement, I believe. I wonder if anyone else has thought of one?

How about
Thin Girls Can Feel Awkward Over Questions That Concern Diet.

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Post 2

the_jon_m - bluesman of the parish

Getting in there before anybody else does

TGCFAOQTCD is not an acronym, its a mnemonic

Acroynms, like Radar have to be pronounceable



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Post 3

Vestboy

D'oh, you're right - sorry.
OK then have you got a mnemonic?


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Post 4

hotblack-desiato

vestboy, an easy mistake to make and it was unfair of the turner of egg timers or whatever he is called to pick you up on it like that. He knew what you meant!

I like the idea, so here's my Nmemonic!

Those Gentlemen Concerned Feel Awful Over Queuing To Collect Debts
smiley - winkeye


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Post 5

the_jon_m - bluesman of the parish

In this modern world there is too much confustion between acroynms, mnemonic, and initialisations and soon the very barriers of language will fall !!

Besides people are being pedantic at me and I need to vent some nit picking elsewhere


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Post 6

Vestboy

I'm quite happy for you to point it out. No harm done. In fact if we're trading pedantry isn't a mnemonic the phrase that is formed rather than the list of letters?

Another TGCFAOQTCD
The good cook fills an oversized quilt then cooks duck


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Post 7

BigAl Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Actually, I wrote this article to support my Entry on 'Categorised Mnemonics', which is at A2786321.

If you're in the mood for writing mnemonics, a good mnemonic should have some connection with what it is you wish to remember. A good example is the one for memorising the solar system planets:

My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto).

smiley - biggrin


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Post 8

Vestboy

I love it!
Another TGCFAOQTCD
"Thank goodness chemistry finals are over!" Quoted the clever Don.


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Post 9

BigAl Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Quite good; it's definitely getting closer to what's required.

smiley - biggrin


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