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Remember that rhyme?

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 17:26 UK time, Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot.
We see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

For The One Show, Phil Tufnell looked at the poem 'Remember Remember'. As most know, it refers to Guy Fawkes and the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in the 17th Century. Guy Fawkes was subsequently tried as a traitor with his co-conspirators for plotting against the government and was sentenced to death. The rhyme ensured that this crime would never be forgotten!

'Remember Remember' may be one of the best known mnemonics but do you know of others?

Do you still recite: Red sky at night: shepherd's delight / Red sky in the morning: shepherd's warning ? Or I before E, except after C ?

Does your family or local region have use poems, mnemonics or acronyms to remember certain things? Do you remember some from school days? Tell us, please.

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