Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Mnemonic Chess - Kings Play Chess On Friday, Generally Speaking

Want to remember the hierarchical classification of animals?
This is an old but useful mnemonic:

Kings - Kingdom
Play - Phylum
Chess - Class
On - Order
Friday - Family
Generally - Genus
Speaking - Species

A D-word may be placed at the front for - Domain (empire/super-kingdom) - ie Do/Did/Darn.
A V-word may be placed at the end for - Variety - ie Verily/Vicariously/Vanquished/Vaguely.

Other examples on the same theme include:

  • Darn Kids Picking Cacti On Fridays Get Stuck
  • Did Karen's Pups Chew On Furry Grey Squirrels?
  • Did Karl Push Cliff Over Football Grand Stand?
  • Did King Peter Came Over From Geneva Switzerland?
  • Did King Peter Come Over From Germany Saturday?
  • Did King Phillip Come Over From Germany Stoned?
  • Did King Phillip Come Over For Good Spaghetti?
  • Did King Phillip Come Over For Great Sex?
  • Did King Phillip Court Ophelia For Good Sex?
  • Did King Phillip Cry, "Oh, For Goodness Sake!"?
  • Do Keep Papers Coming Or Fail Gardner's Science.
  • Do Keep Peeling Cold Onions For Good Smells
  • Do Keep Playing Chess Or Face Getting Schizophrenia
  • Do Keep Police Cars Off Florida's Great Streets.
  • Do Keep Privates Clean Or Forget Getting Sex
  • Do Keep Putting Cheese On Five Green Spoons
  • Do Keep Putting Coal On the Fire Grate Slowly
  • Do Kindly Produce Credit Or Furnish Good Security
  • Do Kings Play Chess On Fat Girl's Stomach
  • Do Kings Play Chess On Fine Grained Sand
  • Do Kiss Pigs Carefully Or Face Grimy Smiles
  • Kangaroos Pounce Clear Over Fences, Generally Swiftly.
  • Kangaroos Play Cards On Fridays — Go See!
  • Kangaroos Play Cellos; Orangutans Fiddle; Gorillas Sing.
  • Karen's Pups Chew On Furry Grey Squirrels.
  • Karl Penetrates Canines On Funky Green Spacehoppers.
  • Katey Please Come Over For Ginger Snaps.
  • Keep Papers Coming Or Fail Gardner's Science.
  • Keep Peeling Cold Onions For Good Smells.
  • Keep Playing Chess Or Face Getting Schizophrenia
  • Keep Pots Clean Or Family Get Sick.
  • Keep Pots Clean or Family Gets Sick.
  • Keep Papers Coming Or Flunk General Science.
  • Keep Paying Casey Off For Gun Sales.
  • Keep Police Cars Off Florida's Great Streets.
  • Keep Pouring Coffee On Frank's Green Slacks.
  • Keep Privates Clean Or Forget Getting Sex.
  • Keep Putting Cheese On Five Green Spoons.
  • Keep Putting Chemistry Off For Greater Subjects.
  • Keep Putting Coal On the Fire Grate Slowly.
  • Kelly Pets Chinese Orphans for Glazed Sofas.
  • Ken Poured Coffee On Fran's Good Shirt.
  • Kids Picking Cacti On Friday's Get Stuck.
  • Kids Playing Catch On Freeways Go Splat.
  • Kids Playing Chicken On Freeways Get Smashed.
  • Kids Playing Chicken On Freeways Get Squished.
  • Kids Prefer Candy Over Fresh Green Spinach
  • Kids Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach.
  • Kids Put Cats On Flaming Gas Stoves.
  • Kind Phillip Came Over For Grape Soda.
  • Kindly Place Cover On Fresh Green Spring Vegetables.
  • Kindly Produce Credit Or Furnish Good Security.
  • King Paul Came Over From Greece Suddenly.
  • King Paul Came Over For Ginger Soda.
  • King Paul Cried Out for Good Soup
  • King Penguins Copulate Often For Greater Satisfaction.
  • King Phil Cleans Octopi For Gene Simmons.
  • King Phillip Called Out For Good Soup.
  • King Phillip Called Out For Gumbo Soup.
  • King Phillip Came Over For Good Soup.
  • King Phillip Came Over For Good Spaghetti.
  • King Phillip Came Over For Ginger Soda.
  • King Phillip Came Over For Grape Soda.
  • King Phillip Came Over From Germany Stoned.
  • King Phillip Came Over From Great Spain.
  • King Phillip Can Only Farm Green Spinach.
  • King Phillip Cares Only For Golden Scepters.
  • King Phillip Choked On Four Gob Stoppers.
  • King Philip Clearly Organizes Familiar Genetic Specimens.
  • King Phillip Cleverly Ordered Five Giant Snails.
  • King Philip Come Out For Goodness Sake.
  • King Philip, Come Out For Goodness’ Sake!
  • King Philip Could Only Find Green Socks.
  • King Philip Couldn't Order Five Good Sandwiches.
  • King Phillip Crossed Over France Going South.
  • King Phillip Cuts Open Five Green Snakes.
  • King Phillip's Court Ordered Fifty Green Spiders.
  • King Plute Came Out From Giant School.
  • Kings Play Cards On Fairly Good Soft Velvet.
  • Kings Play Cards On Fat Green Stools.
  • Kings Play Chess Often For Great Sport.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fairly Good Soft Velvet.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fairly Green Spaces.
  • Kings Play Chess On Falling Glass Stairs.
  • Kings Play Chess On Famed Game Sets.
  • Kings Play Chess On Family Game Shows.
  • Kings Play Chess On Family Grave Stones.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fancy Glass Seats.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fancy Glass Squares.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fancy Glass Stools.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fancy Gold Squares.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fancy Gold Stools.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fat Girls' Stomachs.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fat Girls Stomachs.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fat Gorillas’ Stomachs.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fat Green Stools.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fat Guys Stomachs
  • Kings Play Chess On Fiberglass Stools.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fine Glass Sets.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fine Glass Stools.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fine Glass Surfaces.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fine Gold Sets.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fine Gold Squares.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fine Grain Sand.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fine Grained Sand.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fine Green Sand.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fine Green Satin.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fine Green Silk.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fine Green Slate.
  • Kings Play Chess On Finely Grained Sand.
  • Kings Play Chess On Finely Ground Sand.
  • Kings Play Chess On Flat Glass Sheets.
  • Kings Play Chess On Flat Glass Surfaces.
  • Kings Play Chess On Flat Glass Stools.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fluffy Green Sheets.
  • Kings Play Chess On Folding Glass Stools.
  • Kings Play Chess On Four Glass Squares.
  • Kings Play Chess On Friday Getting Stoned.
  • Kings Play Chess On Friday Grinning Slyly.
  • Kings play Chess On Fridays, Guzzling Schlitz
  • Kings Play Chess On Frosted Glass Surfaces.
  • Kings Play Chess On Funny Green Squares.
  • Kings Play Chess On Fuzzy Green Stools.
  • Kirk Played Cavalry On Fred's Good Sofa.
  • Kiss Pigs Carefully Or Face Grimy Smiles.
  • Kittens Prefer Cars On Freeways (to) Getting Splattered.
  • Kitty Put Catnip On Fido's Ground Steak.
  • Knights Play Chess On Fat Glass Stools.
  • Koko Paints Canvases Orange For Ginger Snaps.
  • Kraft Parmesan Cheese On Fingers Gets Sticky.
  • Krakatoa Positively Casts Off Fumes Generating Sulphurous Vapours.
  • Kryptonite Promotes Casualty Overwhelmingly For Godlike Superman
Tags: Chess - Kings Play Chess - KPCOFGS - Mnemonic
Posted by ALCHEssMIST - Alchemipedia alliance.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

[Do] Kings Play Chess Only For Good Sport