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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2010, 04:25:56 PM »
Yeah, that was what I meant to say. It still wasn\'t Public (Private).

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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2010, 04:31:32 PM »
Were these boarding schools or something?
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« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2010, 04:45:26 PM »
No, mine wasn\'t. I biked to and from school, every day. Actually, I didn\'t bike to school in the morning. I used to walk in with a girl that I had a crush on. Well, it was better than getting to school early!
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« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2010, 05:00:05 PM »
Lady Penelope Wrote:
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> I think Conion was trying to break it to us gently
> that he went to Public School.   Err, thats a
> private school to anyone except Brits because
> ........help someone else explain it!
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> Anywhere near Windsor, Con?
A long way away, geographically and ethos-wise(?). Just an ordinary grammar school funded by the state with free bus travel because I\'d carefully selected a school more than three miles from home.

A public school is so-called because any member of the public could pay to go there as opposed to a school like a church school that was restricted or a charity school (vide Blue Coats) or a parish school which usually gave a limited education. Now there are a multitude of schools, but practically all are dependant on money from the taxpayer as distributed by government largesse:  these are generally restrictive in their intake unlike Public schools which will take anyone from anywhere who is willing to pay or can get a bursary.

Interestingly, my house colours were red also.

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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2010, 05:32:26 PM »
That\'s confusing! Here we have public shcools (paid for by taxes and open to the public), private schools (paid for privately and open to anyone who can pay) and parochial schools (paid for privately and/or by the church and usually open to parishioners or anyone of the faith) easy-peasy.
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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2010, 08:50:57 PM »
Janaru Wrote:
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> Houses? That doesn\'t sound like the Orkneys. To a
> Yank it sounds like Hogwarts! ;)

Ha! How changed is the impression when viewed from different angles of a prism!  In the Orkneys one might imagine a school with very few pupils, not many more than 11 perhaps ... that was the drift of my remark. To me there isn\'t a Public School angle, not that it\'s a life or death issue.

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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2010, 09:54:34 AM »
Heavens to betsy... all this talk about schools has just made me think about when I stabbed myself (accidentally) with a compass in my leg when I was at one of those establishments... I wonder if kids even get to use compasses these days... they certainly can be quite dangerous in the wrong hands... lol... perhaps those who go to school now use spirograph or some such contraption to produce circles and investigate the related mathematics around good old pi... ahhh the good old days...

PS: It\'s gonna take me weeks to catch up on all the ramblings on this messageboard.... lol.... (keep it up gang)...

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« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2010, 11:47:07 AM »
I think they now use a Power Point presentation to illustrate the wonders of Pi. :P
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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2010, 12:26:14 PM »
Quote from: \"I stabbed myself (accidentally) with a compass in my leg\"




When you wake up in the morning, is your head pointing north? (:P)
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« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2010, 01:32:31 AM »
Like this you mean Pete :

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgGGx2Or0Wc&NR=1[/video]

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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2010, 08:09:19 PM »
urmmm.... yes... and there was no film noire effects going on in the background... just pain I\'m afraid...  hey ho... scarred for life... lol...

PS that\'s a brill clip... and yes when I wake up IT my compass is always pointing north, I\'m not sure about my head... lol... (nice to see you are in full swing matey)

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« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2010, 08:54:40 PM »
Does this go on for long periods? I mean, is it protracted?
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« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2010, 09:33:30 PM »
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« Reply #43 on: August 22, 2010, 02:43:03 PM »
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« Reply #44 on: August 24, 2010, 05:23:44 PM »
Summary of Life

 GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED:

1) No matter how hard you try, you can\'t baptize cats..
 2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don\'t let her brush your hair.
 3) If your sister hits you, don\'t hit her back. They always catch the second person.
 4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
 5) You can\'t trust dogs to watch your food..
 6) Don\'t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair..
 7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
 8) You can\'t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
 9) Don\'t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
 10) The best place to be when you\'re sad is Grandma\'s lap.

GREAT TRUTHS THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED:

 1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.
 2) Wrinkles don\'t hurt.
 3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts
 4) Today\'s mighty oak is just yesterday\'s nut that held its ground...
 5) Laughing is good exercise. It\'s like jogging on the inside.
 6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy..

 GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT GROWING OLD
 
 1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional...
 2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
 3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you\'re down there.
 4) You\'re getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
 5) It\'s frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions...
 6) Time may be a great healer, but it\'s a lousy beautician
 7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

 THE FOUR STAGES OF LIFE:

 1) You believe in Santa Claus.
 2) You don\'t believe in Santa Claus.
 3) You are Santa Claus..
 4) You look like Santa Claus.

SUCCESS:

 At age 4 success is . . . . Not piddling in your pants.
 At age 12 success is . . . Having friends.
 At age 17 success is . . Having a driver\'s license.
 At age 35 success is . . . ..having money.
 At age 50 success is . . . Having money..
 At age 70 success is . .. . Having a drivers license.
 At age 75 success is . ... . Having friends.
 At age 80 success is . . .. Not piddling in your pants.
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