Mnemonics

Many mnemonics have developed to help remember the morse code equivalent of characters.

The following one is based on the International Alphabet.

 

Mnemonics
CodeInternational Alphabet MethodOther Mnemonics
A. - Alpha al-FA
B- . . . Bravo YEAH! *clap* *clap* *clap*
(applause)
BE a good boy
C- . - . Charlie CHAR-lie's AN-gels
(1970s TV show)
CO-ca CO-la
D- . . Delta NEW or-leans DOG did it
E. Echo hey!
F. . - . Foxtrot *step* *step* *BRUSH* *step*
(that's how one foxtrots!)
get a HAIR-cut
G- - . Golf HOLE IN one! GOO-GOL-plex (a 1 with a googol zeros)
H. . . . Hotel ho-li-day-inn hitting the hip
I. . India bom-bay
J. - - - Juliet where-FORE ART THOU? the-JU-LIE JAY
K- . - Kilo POUND for POUND KAN-dy KID (candy kid)
L. - . . Lima li-MA pe-ru
(Lima is the capital city of Peru)
to 'ELL with it!
M- - Mike LIKE MIKE
(Michael Jordan advertising jingle)
Mmmm-mmmm
N- . November AU-tumn NI -gel
O- - - Oscar SUN-NY-DAY
(Sesame Street theme song --as in "Oscar the Grouch")
P. - - . Papa of DOC-TOR good
(from "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves", by Cher)
Q- - . - Quebec A-LOU-et-TUH
(a song sung by French Canadians)
PAY-DAY to-DAY
R. - . Romeo ro-MER-o
("Romeo" in Spanish)
QUEUE OV-er HERE
S. . . Sierra ne-va-da
(the Sierra Nevada)
T- Tango *DIP*
(When the boy dips the girl, during a tango, he holds her there for a few seconds)
U. . - Uniform u-ni-FORM
V. . . - Victor the first 4 notes of Beethoven's 5th Beethoven's FIFTH (V'th)
W. - - Whiskey jack AND COKE
(Jack Daniel's whiskey, and Coca Cola)
the WORLD WAR
X- . . - X-ray ON-ly the BONES
(that's all which is visible in an x-ray image)
Y- . - - Yankee ON a PO-NY
(from Yankee Doodle)
Z- - . . Zulu SHA-KA zu-lu
(name of famous Zulu king)
     

 

 

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