Stories (Part 1)
These personal anecdotes show the personal side of phone mnemonics. A mnemonic
which has personal significance to you is a good mnemonic. Chances are that it
will stick in your mind for the rest of your life.
Subject: A story and a suggestion
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 14:24:00
My daughter, home alone, bored and wistful, took to sending
messages in code to my beeper. I used your site to decode
them, which encouraged her to send more:
45683968 I love you
26634663 come home
44323 hi dad
23372337 beep beep
4588869323 I luv u, my dad
For the last one shown above, perhaps your decoder should
include 588 = LUV...? The only three digit decodings I got
were jut and LTV.
Thank you very much.
Western Digital Corporation
Talk about Oops
Subject: Talk about clueless
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 16:05:10
Soon after our marriage, my ex-husband and I both started side
businesses, based out of our home. I did graphic design and
publicity for local rock bands. He did sound engineering for
bands at clubs and concerts.
We decided to make up some joint business stationery and needed
a name that would cover both of our services. I figured out
that the last four numbers of our phone number spelled "TALK"
and so we called his part of the business "Talk About Sound"
and my part "Talk About Publicity." It wasn't a bad solution,
but imagine my frustration when I discovered (much later,
unfortunately) that the first three letters of the phone number
just happened to spell a word that would have fit both of our
444-8255 spells "GIG-TALK."
I wish I'd had your website back then.
Subject: Phone Number Stories
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 04:29:47 EST
I wouldn't have imagined that a person could have phone number
stories but my husband does. One long and boring evening, my
husband started seeing what he could make out of his number.
Suddenly the message was clear! 535-5639 translates into
JFK-KNEW! Unfortunately, he's never had a number that good
Subject: dutch national number for the police
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 15:24:22 +0200
in the Netherlands there is a national number to call the
police if you don't have an emergency. The number is 0900-8844
what makes 0900-tuig.
tuig is a word similar to scum...
nb - it was too late to stop the campaign, LOL
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