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George eats old gray rats and paints houses yellow

According to many reputable spelling sites, the correct spelling of geography relies on acrostics with a variable cast of characters: General Eisenhower, George Eliot, plain George, Old(est) Girl, Rats, Grandmother, and a Pony or Pig.  Here’s the rundown:

General Eisenhower’s Oldest Girl Rode A Pony Home Yesterday.”

George Eliot’s Old Grandmother Rode A Pig Home Yesterday.”

George Eats Old Grey Rats And Paints Houses Yellow.”

A flashy composite: “George Eats Old Grandmother Rats And Ponies, How Yucky.”