The following initials represent the first lines of well known nursery rhymes:
1. R A R O R – Ring a ring a roses
2. D D B P I T W
3. T W A O W W L I A S – There was an old woman who lived in a shoe
4. O T, B M S -One two, buckle my shoe
5. T L P W T M
6. R A R T G – round and round the garden
7. J A J W U T H – Jack and Jill went up the hill
8. L J H S I T C – Little Jack Horner sat in the corner
9. J S W E N F – Jack Sprat would eat no fat
10. J B N, J B Q -Jack be nimble, jack be quick
Can you tell me which is which?
Here’s a fun challenge for cherished colleagues. While watching a recent NFL game (that’s American Football to some or Gridiron to others) the production team came up with a couple of humorous takes on movie titles …
SILENCE OF THE RAMS
The St Louis Rams are having a bit of a tough time of their opening fixtures this season and this title is more than appropriate Read more…
The Muse has evaporated in the seasonal mists after just two visits to the Chariot before October even began: to Soutie and FEEG. The poetry contest is therefore declared null and void and postponed, I suggest, sine die, as some might say. With thanks to the last two entrants of course for their stoicism!
If there is anyone else out there, I refer to this: http://charioteers.org/2013/09/29/this-formula-is-not-only-for-nerds/
A headmaster has dared to introduce the grand old British game of conkers to his playground – an annual autumn practice years ago that marked out the men from the boys in the best traditions of school life. The head’s biggest challenge now is to keep the ‘Elf and Softy inspector at bay – which I suggest is best achieved by the application of a short-arm swipe with a vinegar-soaked, oven-hardened, year-old tenner.
For more insights, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conkers
‘Appen it’s cold
Like a literary lunch?
No, akshully, it’s, like, the poetry contest this month is, like, a lonely place for Soutie and FEEG! Take pity, p-lease.
Shock! Horror! The Grauniad has unearthed an explosive view on why some children fare better academically than others. It’s genetic! It’s not all down to the quality of teaching! Talent + diligence = success.
Hasn’t it been clear since the Stone Age that some got it and some don’t got it, as the Yanks say? Apparently not – it’s been hidden until an education guru said it. But I blame the Blairites who preached that all children are equal, except those blessed with political parents who bestow more equality than the rest.
I was leafing through the October edition of Physics World this morning (well we do don’t we?). I get it here about a week after it is mailed in the UK.
Neat puzzle in this months edition in partial celebration of 25 years in print (for a hundred years before that it was called “The Physics Bulletin”). Anyhow I thought the puzzle was fun and the answer was a treat. Here it is.
Can you crack the code?
TNVERI SMH EG ZSMRNPMUD: M SLRN PYMP VERRNVPT M ZSMRNP PE PYN TQR THNNZT EQP NXQMS MUNMT LR NXQMS PLKNT
There is a word missing from the above. Please provide the word in encrypted form as the answer.