Planetary Mnemonics

My sister asked me recently about planetary mnemonics. The old memory tools used in elementary schools just won’t work any more:

My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas

Make Very Easy Mash Just Squash Up New Potatoes

My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets

It is a challenge knowing what to do now if there are twelve planets, especially being that #12 is still named 2003 UB313! My attempt went something like this:

My Very Excellent Mother Could Just Serve Us Nine Pizzas/Calzones on Planet 2003 UB313.

or if #12 were to be named Xena:

My Very Excellent Mother Could Just Serve Us Nine Pizzas/Calzones on Planet X.

Here’s some I found with a search on the web:

My Very Educated Mother Can’t Justify Someone Using New Planetary Conventions… oh no, they haven’t named the last one yet!!!

My very eccentric mother’s cook just served us nine pastry coated xylophones.

My View Embraces Moving Classifications, Just Stop Uncovering New Planets Called 2003 UB313.

My Very Eccentric Mother Called Janet Sang Utter Nonsense Playing Charlie’s Xylophone

Do you have any suggestions?

Grace and Peace

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s