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Just a little something to help with spelling

Posted: 06 May 2009, 17:38
by becky.q
I went on a course yestersday and my tutor taught me a mnemonic to remember how to spell DIARRHEA
Don't Inhale After Roger Rabbit Has Eaten Apples

I for one really have problems spelling this word. I even taught it to my year 8 class today :lol:

Re: Just a little something to help with spelling

Posted: 06 May 2009, 17:57
by Cherryblossom
Sorry to burst your bubble.....but isn't it spelt diarrhoea?

We always use Dashing In A Rush Running Hard Or Else Accident!

Re: Just a little something to help with spelling

Posted: 06 May 2009, 18:05
by Lindsey
It is Cherryblossom's version. I can't normally spell it either.

Re: Just a little something to help with spelling

Posted: 06 May 2009, 18:24
by becky.q
Perhaps it should be Don't Inhale After Roger Rabbit Has Only Eaten Apples.

It was after dinner so I'd switched off :oops:

Re: Just a little something to help with spelling

Posted: 07 May 2009, 11:08
by sophieandmatt
D oodles
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Re: Just a little something to help with spelling

Posted: 07 May 2009, 11:18
by Parker
I think the version without the 'o' is the American spelling. They apparently tend to drop the o in an oe or the a in an ae word. Love the mnemonics though.

My son has one for naming the planets in order from the sun - My Very Easy Memory Jogger Seems Useful Naming Planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) - very useful for a year 8 class perhaps?!

Re: Just a little something to help with spelling

Posted: 07 May 2009, 11:23
by sophieandmatt
Pluto isn't a planet anymore!

Re: Just a little something to help with spelling

Posted: 12 May 2009, 14:26
by fudgepuddle
sophieandmatt wrote:D oodles
I n
A
R oom,
R andomly
H ave
O ver
E ating
A ccidents
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