Saturday, September 08, 2012

Fun Ditties.

Smiles are free
use one everyday.

While at school i learned this
little ditty to help me remember
scientific names and formulas.
Little Brian is on the floor.
Little Brian is no more.
For what he thought was H2O
was actually H2SO4.
For those who have forgotten
H2SO4 is Sulphuric Acid!.

Mary had a little lamb
its fleece was full of fleas.
But did ya know the little mite
had foot and mouth disease!.

(c) 2012 Windsmoke.

11 comments:

Andrew said...

Ohhh, poor lamb. She won't even be wanted in the Middle East as meat.

River said...

Smiles Are Free Use One Every Day used to be on car bumper stickers many years ago. I appropriated the saying for myself, signing off many letters and notes with it. I planned on having a T-shirt printed with it too, but never got around to it.

At school we learned "the mites go up and the tights come down" to help us remember which were the stalagmites and which were the stalactites.

The Elephant's Child said...

I remember little Brian. It was my father rather than school who taught it to me though.

Beach Bum said...

H2SO4 is Sulphuric Acid!.

Serious bummer! Yeah, down here in my part of South Carolina where science is thought of by many as something akin to witchcraft its not unheard of for unfortunate accidents like that to happen.

Just Darwin being proved right.

Ygraine said...

I'm not too good with formulas either.
Think I'd best leave well alone after reading this!!!
Hehehe :D

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm soooooooooglad my school days are long gone, I remember nothing haha! (only kidding) and yes a smile costs nothing and feels like a million dollars, can only be a good thing!

Friko said...

Poor Mary's lamb! It never rains but it pours!
Thanks for a good giggle.

Lynn Proctor said...

haha i love your way of remembering!

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day ANDREW: Only good for fertilizer now.

G' Day RIVER: The t-shirt idea sounds like a good idea.

G' Day THE ELEPHANTS CHILD: I learned it at school to.

G' Day BEACH BUM: Darwin was definitely proved right about the natural world.

G' Day YGRAINE: Wise move indeed.

G' Day GRACE: I wasn't a big fan of school either.

G' Day FRIKO: I'm chuffed you got a giggle out of 'em.

G' Day LYNN: Its novel but effective.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Hahaha! I wonder how many lives Little Brian has saved?!?!?!

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day RED: I'd say countless lives would have been saved.