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Nov. 4th, 2007

08:40 pm - Gandhi II

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I notice people still have trouble spelling "Gandhi", presumably because the two-letter combination "dh" is harder for English speakers to imagine than "gh". Nevertheless, "dh" is what the name is spelled with.

So I thought of a mnemonic. Gandhi was a man of peace. Peace, man. Imagine he was a hippie, gettin' peaceful, chillin' out, smokin' a doobie, and getting good and high. Good AND HIgh. G-AND-HI. GANDHI.

Peace out, man.

Current Mood: peacefulpeaceful
Current Music: Andy Partridge - 2 Rainbeau Melt

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From:athelind
Date:November 5th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
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That makes remembering as easy as taking Gandhi from a baby!
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From:just_the_ash
Date:November 5th, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
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ARGH. *throws things*
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From:psychedelicwolf
Date:November 7th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
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I'm all too familiar with that feeling. You've just made a wonderfully terrible pun that's caught everybody off guard. You're proud of yourself, but deep inside you feel so... very empty.

Still, I feel it must be noted (though it's been noted many times before), that since Gandhi never wore shoes, never brushed his teeth, and was a thin, brittle, spiritual man, he could be considered a super-calloused fragile mystic vexed by halitosis.

I think I need to lay down for a little while. And maybe cry.
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From:ex_sonjaaa
Date:November 5th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
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Haha the last one almost looks like the Esperanto centennial symbol.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 5th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
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It may be related to it. I know it as the ecology symbol, popular in the '70s (and probably also the '60s) and often advertised for sale as a pin or on a decal, along with the peace sign and smiley face etc., in the backs of comic books.
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From:varro
Date:November 5th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
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It also looks like the stretched "O" logo of the University of Oregon (without the bar, which makes it into a theta).

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From:just_the_ash
Date:November 5th, 2007 08:43 am (UTC)
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Okay, so do you have a related one for "Buddha," which nobody can spell either because it has the same consonant? ;)

(Dharma, dhyana... oh, I could go on.)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 5th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
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I'll need to think of one.

How about thinking of a laughing Buddha, saying "ha"? Budd-HA.
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From:just_the_ash
Date:November 5th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
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One certainly does laugh when smoking budd. So I'm told.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 5th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Two pot mnemonics in a row! Wow, who knew marijuana could be used to improve memory?
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From:toonygal
Date:November 5th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
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I thought you posted something similar to this a couple years ago. But the mnemonic was something like "Gandhi was such an incredible and inspirational figure, that if you were to meet him, you'd be so in awe that the only thing you could say is 'Gee' and 'hi.'"
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From:toonygal
Date:November 5th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
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And now I notice that this entry is called Gandhi II, so I must be right in thinking it was yours.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 5th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
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I'm embarrassed to admit I don't remember. Although, I guess that means it must not have been a very good mnemonic. :}
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