The colours of the rainbow

Do you know the colours of the rainbow?

Here’s an acronym I only learned recently: “ROYGBIV”.

“Roy” is quite a common male name. So “Roy G. Biv” sounds like a first name, middle initial and a last name.

And what do the letters stand for?


We call this concept “chunking”. The idea is that we group together letters, numbers, words etc. to make them easier to remember.

It’s so easy when you know how, isn’t it?

You have small children? Watch the “They Might Be Giants – Roy G Biv” video with them.

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Written by Christine Burgmer

8. September 2017