Here's a mnemonic that's
a humorously dark but nevertheless practical way of recalling the numbers
You see, there was this French farmer who hated cats so much that when he caught one on his land, he decided to get rid of it by drowning it. So he put it in a bag, took the bag down to the river and then swung it backwards and forwards until, on the count of three, he threw it right into the middle of the water. Whereupon sure enough...
"Un.. deux.. trois.. - cat sank!" (oh cease, please!)
(un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six...)
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