Fun_People Archive
5 Dec
NPM (the TLA for "Nine Planet Mnemonics")

Date: Mon,  5 Dec 94 20:27:13 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: NPM (the TLA for "Nine Planet Mnemonics")

Forwarded-by: lanih@info.Berkeley.EDU (J. Lani Herrmann)
Forwarded-by: Rose Adams <mesora@leland.Stanford.EDU>
From: Susan Beck <>
  I received so many replies to my request for the nine
 planets mnemonic that I can't thank you all individually as
 I had planned.  Pardon me taking up youse all bandwidth (youse all=
 Chicagoese/Texan combo form) by thanking everyone.
   Many of you requested that I summarize for the list.  I have
 included all that I received as of Sunday.  The phrases are grouped
 by similarity, not by intake time.  Also, for "A" words preceding "J"
 words, these stand for the asteriods around Jupiter.
 My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles.
 My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzapies.
 My Very Educated Mother Just Stiirred Us Nine Pies.
 My Very Excellent Man Just Showed Us Nine Planets.
 My Very Easy Memory Jingle Seems Useful Naming Planets.
 My Very Excellent Monkey Just Sat Under Noah's Porch.
 My Very Early Mother Just Saw Nine Unusual Pies.
 Mary's Velvet Eyes Makes John Sit Up Nice and Pretty
 Mary's Violet Eyes Makes John Stay Up Nights Pondering.
 Mary Very Early Made Jack Stand Up Near Paul.
 Mary Visits Every Morning And Just Stays Until Noon Period.
 Matilda Visits Every Morning Just Stays Until Noon Playing.
 Mark's Very Extravagant Mother Just Sent Us Nine Parakeets.
 Many Very Excellent Men Are Justly Satisfied Using Neptune Paperclips.
 Many Very Eager Men Are Just Sissies Under Normal Pressure.
 Many Very Eager Men Jump Straight Under Nellie's Porch.
      (one of my favorites)
 Men Very Early Made Jars Serve Useful Needs Period.
 Man Very Early Made Jars Stand Up Nearly Perpendicular
 Mother Vastly Enjoys Making Jelly Sandwiches Under Nutrition Plan.
 Mother Very Thoughtfully (for Terra) Made A Jelly
    Sandwich Using No Peanut butter.
   (this is the one my patron remembers.
     Thank you C. Olsen, Torrance Public Library!)
 Mrs. Vogel Eats Mushrooms Just So Ugly
   Norwegians Puke.
 --Nancy Anderson of Howard Payne Univ mentioned singing the phrase with
 pizza pies in it to the tune of Sewanee River.---

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []