The Alphabet of Nations

Remember Lilly, the two-year girl geography whiz? Ever wonder how little kids today get to be so geographically smart? I think it's because they have a new alphabet song.

From Here Come the ABCs by one of my favorite musical groups, They Might Be Giants, here is the Alphabet of Nations song: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks cracker!

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Yeah, I know the ROY G BIV one too, but as I'm a bit of an Anglophile (& history geek), I like the one UK kids know (Richard Of York...) better. It kills 2 birds with one stone -- I shall never forget he was defeated (by the Lancasters).

And what the hell is a "roy-g-biv" anyhow? Coming up with a nonsense word as a mnemonic is weak.
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ROY G BIV reminded me:

I had to memorize the countries of the world for a test. The lunch break before the test, we made up "Very Carefully Ed Put Caustic Acid Up Pete's Big Bum" for South America, "My Mother Maliciously Said, Gee SL-ICk, Go To Bed" for the western coast of Africa, as two examples.
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