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Thursday, February 26, 2004
When writing about Anisoara's health conditions, I realized that I cannot spell hemorraghing. There, even now I messed it up.
Few words get the better of me. But hemorrhaging is a nasty cutthroat hiding in the shadows outside of vocabulary's tavern.
I memorize hemorrhaging by writing it out over a few times:
"Dengue fever, much like Ebola, makes mice and men alike to go a-hemorrhaging."
"I nearly wasted away as a result of nasal hemorrhaging."
"Doctor, can't you stop that bobcat from hemorrhaging all over the fine china?"
Each sentence confuses me more. From whence two Rs? Was that H always so awfully mobile?
This is a job for mnemonics.
Like Mrs. Vandertramp for French learners, mnemonics helped me memorize the Mohs Scale.
Talc + gypsum + calcite + fluorite + apatite + orthoclase + quartz + topaz + corundum + diamond = Those girls can flirt and other queer things can do.
Talc + gypsum + calcite + fluorite + apatite + orthoclase + quartz + topaz + corundum + diamond = Tall gyroscopes can fly apart, orbiting quickly to complete disintegration.
Hemorrhaging thus becomes:
Other suggestions welcome.
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