October 6, 2005

Boring mnemonic device of the day.

I needed to remember a room number: 1335.

20 comments:

Shiloh said...

Well, the two 3s in the middle will make it easier. Also 1, 3, 5 are the first three odd numbers, plus they are all prime numbers. 13 is a prime number and 35 isn't.

Hope that helps!

Kindest regards,
Shiloh

Jacques Cuze said...

Not quite leet, it's lees.

Jacques Cuze said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1335

1335
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Events

* Abu Said dies and the Ilkhan khanate ends
* Slavery abolished in Sweden
* Charles I of Hungary allies with Poland against the Habsburgs and Bohemians
* Carinthia and Carniola come under Habsburg rule. After the death of Duke Henry, the duchies are bestowed by Louis the Bavarian on the dukes of Austria. From that time onwards, what is today Slovenia was ruled jointly with Austria until 1918.
* Pope Benedict XII begins to reform the Cistercians
* The excommunication of Frederick III of Sicily and the interdict placed on Sicily end
* Beginning of the construction of the papal palace in Avignon
* Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia on May 2
* Åbenrå is chartered as a city.

[edit]

Births

* Prince Marko (Marko Kraljevic, Marko Mrnjavcevic), Serbian leader (approximate date)
* Matthew of Krakow, Bohemian writer (died 1410)

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Deaths

* April 2 - Henry, Duke of Carinthia and Carniola, Count of Tyrol (born 1265)
* Prince Morinaga, one of two Seii Taishogun during the Kemmu Restoration (born 1308)
* Abu Sa'id, ninth ruler of the Ilkhanate state in Iran (born 1316)

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1335"

Other:
* Bin in DoD Warehouse 41 for Ark of the Covenant

Categories: 1335

Ann Althouse said...

Quxxo: That was more boring than interpleader.

reader_iam said...

The pattern that first struck me was (starting at 1)go up 2, repeat that result, go up 2.

Up 2 repeated twice, up 2 more ...

If my math-guy husband were here, he'd probably be able to be more creative.

Robert said...

"In the year of our Lord thirteen thirty five
Prince Morinaga stopped being alive."

Jacques Cuze said...

Well yeah, 1335 wasn't a good year. I suggest going with not quite leet.

Leet is 1337, 1335 is not quite leet.

The Mojician said...

13-year old boys should not date their 35-year old teachers.

Ann Althouse said...

I still think interpleader is more memorable.

Troy said...

Oh Ann. Interpleader. That's painful.

Here's a better one... "little cigars"

TITLE 15--COMMERCE AND TRADE

CHAPTER 36--CIGARETTE LABELING AND ADVERTISING

Sec. 1335. Unlawful advertisements on medium of electronic
communication

After January 1, 1971, it shall be unlawful to advertise cigarettes
and little cigars on any medium of electronic communication subject to
the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission.

(Pub. L. 89-92, Sec. 6, July 27, 1965, 79 Stat. 283; Pub. L. 91-222,
Sec. 2, Apr. 1, 1970, 84 Stat. 89; Pub. L. 93-109, Sec. 3, Sept. 21,
1973, 87 Stat. 352.)

Ann Althouse said...

But I will say, Mojican, that I regularly use that method of remembering four digit numbers. (That is, I picture a couple with two different ages.)

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Perhaps Harriet Miers can use her math expertise and her heart to give you a good mnemonic.

vbspurs said...

Quxxo: That was more boring than interpleader.

Don't be hatin' History!

Anyway, every Scot knows 1335 was the year Edward III invaded Scotland.

Trust me, it's like 1776 to Americans.

Ruth Anne wrote:

Perhaps Harriet Miers can use her math expertise and her heart to give you a good mnemonic.

She already has!

Harriet Miers looks 1335 years old.

Cheers,
Victoria

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Victoria--
The way you smash those set-ups, you should consider playing beach volleyball.

Ann Althouse said...

Victoria: It's not history, it's going to Wikipedia, typing in a date, and then cutting and pasting the entire entry (especially by a commenter who keeps cutting and pasting long passages!).

Scipio said...

Just think of the lees of the wine you drank last night.

vbspurs said...

Victoria--
The way you smash those set-ups, you should consider playing beach volleyball.


Coincidentally, I did play volleyball at school! And yes, I was a spiker.

But the thing is, being catty is fun, don't you think? :)

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

It's not history, it's going to Wikipedia, typing in a date, and then cutting and pasting the entire entry (especially by a commenter who keeps cutting and pasting long passages!).

Really, Ann? (see video)
I never noticed that about quoxxo! (click here)
Are you SURE?? (subscription only)

Cheers,
Victoria

Jacques Cuze said...

Gee, I was taught not to look a gift horse in the mouth. I would have thought you had better manners than that.

I mean, I'm not the one trying to a) remember the number lees, or b) trying to make a blog post out of it.

I thought we were brainstorming here, and we all know the first rule of brainstorming: Fool me twice, won't get fooled again!

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Victoria:
Mrrrrow. sssss. prrrrr.