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Entry from November 29, 2010
“Betty Eats Cakes And Uncle Sells Eggs” ("because” spelling aid)

"Betty/Baby Eats Cake/Carrots And Uncle Sells/Sucks/Sam’s Eggs” is a mnemonic aid that some have used to spell the word “because.” The version “Baby Eats Cake And Uncle Sells Eggs” has been cited in print since at least 1997.

The mnemonic has been most popular in the United Kingdom.

Other spelling mnemonics using food include “A Rat In The House May/Might Eat The Ice Cream” ("arithmetic") and “Never Eat Chips, Eat Salad Sandwiches And Remain Young ("necessary").

Google Books
How to detect and manage dyslexia:
A reference and resource manual

By Philomena Ott
Oxford: Heinemann
Pg. 129:
because (there are two different ones for this but it does not still guarantee that they will be learned for automatic recall!)
‘baby eats cake and uncle sells eggs’
‘big elephants can always upset smaller elephants’

Mumsnet Discussions
Thu 02-Mar-06 19:09:36

betty eats cakes and uncle sucks eggs
big elephants can always use small elephants

Melbourne Victory FC Community
November 25th, 2006
if you get the question “spell the word ‘because’ “
just remember
Betty Eats Cakes And Uncle Sells Eggs.

BBC Radio 4 Messageboard
What mnemonics do you know?
Posted by Number-two (U13255475) on Wednesday, 3rd September 2008
How’s about a couple from my kids, one coffee and two sugars, to help remember the spelling of necessary. Also Betty eats cakes and uncle Sam’s eggs, for because!

Telling Stories
C a T spells Cat
Sunday October 19th 2008, 9:31 pm
Betty eats cake and uncle Sam’s eggs

CBBC Newsround
Wednesday June 03 2009 10:34 GMT
Do you have any spelling tips?
“My mum taught me this: Betty Eats Cakes And Uses Six Eggs to spell ‘Because’. It’s always been really helpful to me, and now I never forget how to spell because.”
Felicity, 11, London, England
“Bunnies Eat Carrots Aand Uncle Sam’s ears spells because.”
Kirsty, 9, Cheshire, England

Eastbury Primary School
30 September 2009
How do you remember to spell ‘tricky’ words?
3 October 2009 17:34
Anonymous said…

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