Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas

Monster Ad

Here in Pennsylvania, lots of people have trouble remembering the state abbreviation for Mississippi is MS. That’s understandable, since there’s eight states that start with ‘M’. However, there are only two ‘T’ states, and the Monster ad I saw on Techcrunch today had Tennessee all wrong. Now if they just knew how to seek out a good copywriter…

In 5th grade, my class put on a play called “Fify Nifty United States” where one of the songs was the names of all the states in alphabetical order. I can still recite them to this day, and it’s come in handy on several occasions.

It’s frustrating the way we can remember things set to music. I’m amazed that I can recite every word to “Ice Ice Baby” but can’t do integral calculus with a gun to my head.


About John Herren

John Herren is a developer and technical consultant with focus on web applications. He currently serves as Director of Development for Primetime US, the company behind the hit movie and book The Secet. John was formerly staff writer and developer community evangelist for Zend Technologies. Along with founding neat experiments like, John is an active member in the mashup community, working with API providers and speaking at conferences. He is a published author of Linux certification study material. John enjoys using open source software like PHP and Ruby on Rails to bend the web into exciting new chimeras of hyperlinked goodness. View all posts by John Herren

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