There are loads of 1920x1200 monitors available. Looking at my local hardware shop's page, there about 30 different models with both TN and IPS screens from the usual suspects (Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, NEC, Samsung, etc).
I prefer that extra bit of height and use a 2560x1440 27-inch Dell.
Cut your fingernails
He probably plays the classical guitar (long fingernails only on the right hand...), so that's not an option.
I don't agree. As long as you have sufficient vertical resolution (1080 isn't enough, 1200 is ok, 1440 is great for me at the moment), then horizontal resolution is fine at either 16:9 or 16:10. In fact, at (say) 1200 vertical, 16:9 would give you a more useful monitor (won't ever exist, of course).
1920x1080 is, of course, an abomination for work and I think this is where the hatred of 16:9 comes from. Whereas 2560x1440 looks great from where I'm sitting.
It did stand out. I lived for a time in Windsor (about eight miles from Heathrow right under the flight path) in 1980 when all the planes you mention were flying.
The noise Concorde made (whether on approach or departure) was astonishing and significantly louder than any other plane.
It's not the words that are memorable, but the picture it creates. The human brain is very good at remembering (especially odd) pictures.
The technique is well used by people that perform feats of memory. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Method_of_loci