Does the following appear familiar to you? You’re going through some fresh lessons and there’s a Kanji/Vocab for which you just know the mnemonic as soon as you read the reading/meaning, but it turns out to be something different and less helpful, making you wonder why they did not just use that what immediately comes to your mind? If yes, feel free to share your random “but why not …” moments with mnemonics below!
I’m gonna start with the reading mnemonic for 黒 (black) which is こく. Needless to say that when I read “It gets in your mouth”, the only association that made sense to me was A BIG BLACK COCK. It might seem a bit inappropriate to think of black cocks every time you’re talking about colours but I really can’t imagine any stronger mnemonic for this reading since it nicely covers the meaning as well.
PS: This thread is more about the random kind of entertainment WaniKani can provide and less about actual suggestions for mnemonics.
PPS: Yes I am aware that black is not a colour.
PPPS: And yes, it is colour and not color.