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People from 00 to 99

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People for Numbers 00 to 99


If you need to memorise something numerical like a birthday date then it is good to be able to imagine an image which represents the date. Maybe you would decide that 366 days of a year need 366 images; or you might break up the day from the month and memorise an image for the day (1 to 31) and an image for the month (1 to 12 of those covering January to December).


Here are images for 00 to 99. I make the people's names relevant to the number they represent. So the first name is not random - its first syllable is special to the number next to the name - and is relevant to other parts of my memory sytem.


So Bazil who represents 00 needs his first name to begin BA....

Benny needs a first name to begin BE..


(You you can use images of other people if you like.)

In the near future, I will add a Flash Card test so that you can better learn the system. By imagining people, you will be creating visual scenes which really are memorising birthdays, etc.

Digits

Syllable

First Name

Surname

00

BO

Boris

01

BI

Bill

02

BA

Bazil

03

BE

Benny

04

BU

Burt

05

CHO

Cho

06

CHI

Chico

07

CHA

Charles

08

CHE

Chester

09

CHU

Chu

10

DO

Donald

11

DI

Dillon

12

DA

Darren

13

DE

Derek

14

DU

Dudley

15

FO

Fox Sheis

She is

16

FI

Finbar Heis

He is

17

FA

Fabio Youare

You are

18

FE

Felicia Ip

I +

19

FU

Fu Theyare

They are

20

GO

Gordon Itwood

It would

21

GI

Gilbert Itwill

It will

22

GA

Gary Itis

It is

23

GE

George Itwas

It was

24

GU

Guss Iwas

I was

25

HO

Hope Tip

There is +

26

HI

Hilary Thep

The +

27

HA

Harry Iam

I am

28

HE

Helen Ap

A +

29

HU

Hugh Tap

There are +

30

JO

Joanna Thatis

That is +

31

JI

Jill Thisis

This is +

32

JA

James Thwas

There was +

33

JE

Jeremy Twere

There were +

34

JU

Justin Wipe

WH+

35

KO

Koby Woop

Would +

36

KI

Kiaran Wilp

Will +

37

KA

Kane Isp

Is +

38

KE

Ken Arep

Are +

39

KU

Kurt Thenp

Then +

40

LO

Lottie Banner

B + vowel

41

LI

Liam Addison

A + vowel

42

LA

Lawrence Hop

However +

43

LE

Leonard If

If +

44

LU

Lucy Carter

C + vowel

45

MO

Molly Gates

G + vowel

46

MI

Miranda Fairfax

F + vowel

47

MA

Martin Day

D + vowel

48

ME

Melvin Edison

E + vowel

49

MU

Muriel Harper

H + vowel

50

NO

Noel Laker

L + vowel

51

NI

Nick Kelly

K + vowel

52

NA

Nathan Idle

I + vowel

53

NE

Neil Jacobs

J + vowel

54

NU

Nu Madison

M + vowel

55

PO

Pol Qa

Q + vowel

56

PI

Pierce Parker

P + vowel

57

PA

Pat Naylor

N + vowel

58

PE

Perry Ogden

O + vowel

59

PU

Pu Rand

R + vowel

60

RO

Ron Vale

V + vowel

61

RI

Rita Ubu

U + vowel

62

RA

Ralf Sanders

S + vowel

63

RE

Rebecca Taylor

T + vowel

64

RU

Rupert Wade

W + vowel

65

SO

Solomon Crawley

C + consonant

66

SI

Simeon Brown

B + consonant

67

SA

Saul Xa

X + vowel

68

SE

Selena Yale

Y + vowel

69

SU

Sudhir Drew

D + consonant

70

SHO

Sho Thatcher

TH + vowel

71

SHI

Shi Sheridan

SH + vowel

72

SHA

Shane Za

Z + vowel

73

SHE

Sheldon Chase

CH + vowel

74

SHU

Shu Arthur

A + consonant

75

TO

Tony Hunt

H + consonant

76

TI

Tim Gray

G + consonant

77

TA

Tarquin Erikson

E + consonant

78

TE

Terry French

F + consonant

79

TU

Tu Ireland

I + consonant

80

VO

Vo Mud

M + consonant

81

VI

Victoria Lumley

L + consonant

82

VA

Vander Judd

J + consonant

83

VE

Vernon Kray

K + consonant

84

VU

Vu Nunn

N + consonant

85

WO

Woody Russell

R + consonant

86

WI

Wilma Qu

Q + consonant

87

WA

Walter Orbison

O + consonant

88

WE

Wendy Prior

P + consonant

89

WU

Wu Summers

S + consonant

90

YO

Yoshi Wu

W + consonant

91

YI

Yima Vu

V + consonant

92

YA

Yan Truman

T + consonant

93

YE

Yefet Ur

U + consonant

94

YU

Yuki Xu

X + consonant

95

ZO

Zoran Shu

SH + consonant

96

ZI

Ziad Chu

CH + consonant

97

ZA

Zak Yu

Y + consonant

98

ZE

Zebedee Zu

Z + consonant

99

ZU

Zubin Thu

TH + consonant



You can imagine the person whose birthday it is doing one of the following actions to the person whose number from 1 to 31 matches the person's birthday day. If you can remember the story then you are effectively also remembering the person's birthday since the month and day of the month are encoded in the story:

Month Action which presents the month in a story-telling action to help describe the birthday
January Jangles (sounds like January) tambourine tiny cymbals which stem off the person whose birthday it is
February Places a thermometer into the person whose birthday it is
March Puts a marching soldier 'black bear hat' on the person whose birthday it is
April Throws bananas at the person whose birthday it is
May (May sounds like Mail). Posts mail into the person whose birthday it is
June (June sounds like juniper). Picks juniper berries from a twig stemming from the person whose birthday it is
July (July sounds like jewel). Puts a jewel necklace on the person whose birthday it is.
August Plays organ keys on the person whose birthday it is.
September (September sounds like Separate). Person uses a magnet to repel the person whose birthday it is.
October (October sounds like octopus). Person uses 2 octopus arms rather than arms to grab the person whose birthday it is.
November (November sounds like nova or new). Person snips an unveiling ribbon that is draped over the person whose birthday it is.
December (December sounds like denary). Person moves abacus beads down a column on the person whose birthday it is.

Now, let's look at the surnames and why codes appear in the column to the right of them:

Imagine a poem and you want a prompt as to how each line begins: a clue as to the first word or two of each line.

Using the BLOKES system as locations for people, you could have a prompt for each line of a poem.

The prompt would be of the nature: "The first word of this line begins with an A followed by a vowel" or "The first word of this line begins with an B followed by a consonant. Since many people in the list of 100 people has an associated spelling rule, you can imagine a person at a BLOKES system location and that is the same as a spelling prompt."

Sometimes, the intention is that you imagine 2 people at a location. That is for situations where the first prompt is very general and not really a great prompt. For instance, many sentences will begin with "The"; so a clue that a line begins with "The" is not very useful; it is better to have the "The" plus a prompt about the 2nd word in the line. So, I use a '+' sign sometimes to mean that more is to come.

Eg. Felicia Ip is "I +" which means that the poem line has " I ..." and then expect a 2nd imagined person for the next word at that same BLOKES system location. Felicia next to Rupert Wade is like "I " followed by a word which is "W-plus-vowel". Eg. "I would.." or "I want...": the o of would or the a of want are the vowel which comes after the W.

Yoshi Wu would be for a line beginning W-plus-consonant such as "Writers...." but not a "WH..." word since Justin Wupe represents those. 10 peg locations could prompt 10 lines of poetry.

The spelling prompt effect is what I call the 'Spell 100' system. It is useful but does not require a huge investment of time to learn.

Memorisation note: I tried to make surnames tend to have an early 'R' if they are a letter followed by a consonant - not always but quite a lot.

As well as prompting poetry, this method could also be used to visually represent hard-to-imagine words. E.g. "Envy". If that is hard to imagine as a single image to store at a BLOKES location then the image for "E + Consonant" could be used since 'Envy' is E then a consonant 'n' then 'vy'.

So, an essay plan might involve the theme of 'envy'; and that prompt of what to write a paragraph about could be represented by Tarquin Erikson from the list of 100 people.

Or you could just have 1 letter prompted by an image for 1 letter:

A to D as images: Apple, Beer, Cone, Dragon (words with images which begin with the appropriate alphabet letter. Imagining an apple at a peg location implies that the letter 'A' is what you are meant to recall.:

E to H as images: Escalator, Fence, Gas canister, Harp. 'Envy' would only be prompted by an 'E' in this case by imagining an Escalator at an imaginary peg location:

I to L as images: Ink, Jump, Keg, Lens.

M to P as images: Mug, Negligence, Ogre, Prig.

Q to T as images: Quick (someone who got rich quick), Rigid (a rigis window structure), Sock, Togetherness (a hippy who likes togetherness).

U to X as images: Ungainly, Vagabond, Wag, eXaggerate (a trophy that exaggerates the greatness of a win).

Y to Z as images: Yoga, Zzzzz (a buzzing insect).


Images to use for punctuation:

Symbol Looks a bit like
$ dollar shape as a jewellery pendant
% unicyclist
& rounded Russian doll
' drawing pin
( (L)ava maggot
) hair grip
* prop star
+ car nut loosening tool
, rusty nail
- length of wood
. currant
/ (L)oft hatch door
: cuff link
; fang
< (L)oud speaker megaphone
= ladder
> bellows of a blacksmith
? coat hanger
@ paperclip
¿ wheelchair
! pogo stick
" clothes peg
# hash brown
£ pound coin
¢ hack saw
[ (L)ozenge sweet
\ slide of a playground
] fridge magnet
^ dunce's hat
_ scoreboard
` CCTV camera
{ (L)id of bin
¦ drain pipe
} bull-clip
~ drill bit