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Stephi_B 02-02-2009 01:50 PM

:: mnemonic :: number :: poetry ::
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by what Wikipedia says in general
A mnemonic device (pronounced "neh-mon-ik") is a memory aid. Commonly met mnemonics are often verbal, something such as a very short poem or a special word used to help a person remember something, particularly lists, but may be visual, kinesthetic or auditory. Mnemonics rely on associations between easy-to-remember constructs which can be related back to the data that is to be remembered. This is based on the principle that the human mind much more easily remembers spatial, personal, surprising, sexual or humorous or otherwise meaningful information than arbitrary sequences.

and here a very beautiful and long mnemonic called the Cadaeic Cadenza which encodes the first 3834 digits of the number π = 3 . 1 4 1 5 9 2 6 5 3 5 .... such


Quote:

One / A Poem / A Raven / Midnights so dreary, tired and weary, ....
3 . 1 4 1 5 9 2 6 5 3 5 ....


While in this example each word is the same number of letters as the next digit of pi, some sections use words of more than ten letters as a one followed by another digit:

.... And fear overcame my being – the fear of "forevermore". ....
.... 3 4 8 2 5 3 4 2 11 ....


where 11 represents two consecutive digit "1"s in π.
that

Quote:

a word of N letters represents
  • the digit N if N<10
  • the digit 0 if N=10, and
  • two adjacent digits if N>10
    (e.g., a 12-letter word represents the digit '1' followed by '2')


So, a poster gives a number (a birthday, lucky number, historical date, the first some digits of some mathematical/physical/whatever constant, ....or just what turns out if you randomly hack on the number keys on your keyboard), at least 3 digits long I'd say, and the next poster poetry-encodes that number according to the above rules and gives a new number.

Examples:


(.....)


5448
---------------------------------------
green eyes with stubbles


101
---------------------------------------
O bronchitis o!


3.3166
---------------------------------------
One man, a docker, uprose.

(....)



First number is


227

zero 02-02-2009 03:27 PM

in an instant



4264

Stephi_B 02-02-2009 03:50 PM

this is cloudy -- fine.



256

monkeyknifightz 02-02-2009 06:32 PM

Be part of-et.al

monkeyknifightz 02-02-2009 06:32 PM

1017

Stephi_B 02-02-2009 07:00 PM

a non-vow'lish a prelude



1261368

Anna 02-02-2009 11:55 PM

z zo zipper z zoo zizzle zyzzyvas

163213

trisherina 02-03-2009 02:24 AM

I affect you
Be a man

4453447

Stephi_B 02-03-2009 08:06 AM

been very aware how to-be very adamant



81253334

zero 02-03-2009 02:03 PM

81253334

suddenly i am yours
and you are mine





2468
1357

treekisser 02-03-2009 03:49 PM

2468 We must always remember:
1357 A day never returns.



36 24 36

Stephi_B 02-03-2009 09:32 PM

Tho' yelled at
your eye shines.



73115

Odbe 02-04-2009 03:13 AM

73115
Erotica - and I, a prude!

661431

Stephi_B 02-04-2009 01:14 PM

unreal dreams
a leaf was I


31243562463

zero 02-04-2009 05:12 PM

31243562463

can i go away?
you didn't remedy it.
—smew related flu.



325374646


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