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December 9th, 2005


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01:14 pm - dangerous one of us naked eh?
The Gilbreth Memorial Morse Code Cadence Mnemonic (or "ah-HA", as we've discussed in comments) is finished! I hit upon the answer to J while endlessly drumming .--- and now my finger hurts. There are big ups and major props and shout-outs to you super creative people who helped me out with some of the letters. Let's all learn Morse Code, go out for dinner, and annoy the waitstaff with silverware tapping! HERE WE GO:
ah-HA
The Gilbreth Memorial Morse Code Cadence Mnemonic

A   .-    ah-HA
B   -...  BOIS-ter-ous-ly
C   -.-.  CARE-less CHIL-dren
D   -..   DAN-ger-ous
E   .     eh?
F   ..-.  full of FRENCH fries
G   --.   GREEN GUM-balls
H   ....  ha ha ha ha
I   ..    aye-aye
J   .---  ju-DIC-IOUS-LY
K   -.-   KICK a KID
L   .-..  li-NO-le-um
M   --    MY MY
N   -.    NA-ked
O   ---   ONE OF US
P   .--.  pre-TEND PLAS-tic
Q   --.-  QUITE QUEEN e-NOUGH
R   .-.   ram-BUNC-tious
S   ...   si si si
T   -     TIME
U   ..-   un-a-WARES
V   ...-  va-va-va-VOOM
W   .--   wi-NO-NA 
X   -..-  X in the BOX
Y   -.--  YEL-low-STONE PARK
Z   --..  ZAPP BRAN-ni-gan
I think this is one of the coolest spontaneous projects ever, so thank you for being so cool and creative and stuff.

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From:reveritas
Date:December 9th, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
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this is FREAKING awesome. thanks. i might actually remember it now.
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From:ooshiny
Date:December 9th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
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This is brilliant. Seriously.
From:mhaille
Date:December 9th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
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I have just confirmed that my ring tone does indeed spell out "pick up the phone" as promised.
You rule.
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From:derspatchel
Date:December 9th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
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Okay, that ring tone thing is awesome too.
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From:fancycwabs
Date:December 10th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
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My ringtone probably spells out something, too--sadly I'm too lazy to decode DEEDLE DOOT DOO DEE DEE...
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From:joenotcharles
Date:December 11th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
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AND THAT'S THE WAY IT'S GOING DOWN IN

CAT TOWN
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From:derspatchel
Date:December 9th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
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If anything, "a-HA!" needs to be part of the name, since it's so goddamned apt.
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From:derspatchel
Date:December 9th, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
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"ah-HA!" it is.

But not "a-ha" since we are not a pop band.
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From:chanaleh
Date:December 10th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC)
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*grin*
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From:rikchik
Date:December 9th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
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wi-NO-NA?
Who pronounces it that way? I've always said "wiNOna" which would be R.
Wonderful idea, but I think the choices still need some work.
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From:archyroach
Date:December 9th, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
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seems to me the second half of
your post is missing boss the
part where you suggested a great
replacement for w
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From:rikchik
Date:December 9th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
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Fair enough. Hmm... how about "we DON'T CARE!" There are other ways to stress the sentence, but that way is at least valid.
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From:rikchik
Date:December 9th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
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er, I guess they should all be Ws - maybe "we WON'T WAIT!"?
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From:joenotcharles
Date:December 11th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC)
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I think this has to be "we WON'T WORK!" And it has to be chanted with placards while shoving around scabs.
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From:rikchik
Date:December 12th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. Chanting is really necessary to make some of these metrical enough.
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From:spwebdesign
Date:December 10th, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC)
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Well, this is the primary reason I didn't respond to the previous post. While I don't have a quibble with wi-NO-NA, I do with F, J, and Y, which I am likely to misremember as ..--, .-.., and -..-, respectively, especially Y. I simply didn't have any constructive alternatives to offer.

But let me try my hand at it: For ..-. I might suggest "full of Feelings" or "flight of Fancy" — though both run the risk of being interpreted as -.-. instead. For .--- I might suggest the gut-wrenching "Jedi Jar-Jar," as horrible as the idea is. And for -.-- I would suggest "Yummy Yum Yum."

Now a question I've been curious about. These mnemonic devises are great, but how does one tell when one letter ends and the next begins? Or a word? A sentence?
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From:rikchik
Date:December 11th, 2005 01:19 am (UTC)
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"Jedi Jar-Jar" is "-.--" not ".---". How about "Jerome just jumps"?
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From:spwebdesign
Date:December 11th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
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You're right. Brain fart! ;) I like "Jerome Just Jumps."
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From:maga_dogg
Date:December 9th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
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Man, human brains are bizarre things.
"I can't remember simple information!"
"Here, associate it with a much larger set of vastly more complex information. So much easier."
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From:rymenhild
Date:December 10th, 2005 01:28 am (UTC)
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I found this through a friend's friendslist. Beautiful.
From:subbes
Date:December 10th, 2005 01:42 am (UTC)
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totally fucking awesome and you should totally get attention for it because it could really revolutionize morse code learnage.

now do one for ASL
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From:redtheblue
Date:December 10th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
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(suggest maybe GREG GUMbel?)
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From:mmcirvin
Date:December 10th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)
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I don't know, I think there really ought to be something about a QTAM in there. It's an electronics term, you know.

I unstress the last syllable in "judiciously", so I think in my own head "just KISS MY ASS" is the more useful J.
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From:mmcirvin
Date:December 10th, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)
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Also, O and T are beyond brilliant.
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From:jp_land
Date:December 10th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
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That's a really frickin' great idea. When I was a kid, the only thing keeping me from getting a HAM radio license was the MORSE code requirement (that they have since removed from the test). It was more out of laziness than anything.

Having this list would have most certainly helped.
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From:karyn
Date:December 14th, 2005 05:48 pm (UTC)
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i showed this to the husband and he was very excited about it. he looked at it for 2 minutes and he has a, e, s and v memorized already. ha.

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