Mnemonic Device to remember the Presidents:
When A Joke Made Me A Joker,
Van Held The Poker,
The Fiery Poker,
But Long John Grant Had Gone
And Chased His Crazy Mooses
‘Round The West Hollering,
“Can’t Help Rinse Those Empty Kettles Just Now, Friend."
Come ‘Round By Charlie’s Bed Often (or: Colanders Rinse Bad Cabbage Best, Obviously)
Explanation: A rhyme to remember the U. S. Presidents in order. The first letter of each word corresponds to the first letter of the last name of each president. “Chased" and “Crazy" both refer to Grover Cleveland and represent his two split terms. I know that the plural of “moose" is not “mooses," but that’s how it was taught to us. The mnemonic has remained unchanged from “When" to “Friend" for quite a while now.
The order of the presidents of the U.S.
- Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, (Quincy) Adams, Jackson,
- Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk,
- Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce,
- Buchanan, Lincoln, Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield,
- Arthur, Cleveland, Harrison, Cleveland, McKinley,
- Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding,
- Coolidge, Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford,
- Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama
Clearly, with each new president, change is required. With the upcoming election 2016 we would like you to complete this mnemonic so we’ll have an up to date version as soon as the election is over. Just assume one of the candidates wins and submit your (complete) alternative mnemonic, scroll down to the comment area…..
- Washington’s Army Jogged Many Miles, And Jogged Very Hard To Philadelphia, To Find Pretty British Ladies
- When A Joke Made Me A Joker, Van Had To Poke The Fiery Poker
- Will A Jolly Man Make A Jolly Visitor? How Truly Poor That First Paper Boy Looks
- (second set of eight presidents) Happy Teens Poked The First Purple-Bearded Lamb
See also Wikipedia, a list of all the presidents of the US: