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Old 9th Feb 2016, 20:29
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Thereafter I enjoyed the original Dad's Army much better having driven those same tracks that they did.
They also used the local pub, the name of which escapes me for the moment ......

ISTR it had a thatched top to the bar - but at my time of life I'm probably in the wrong country, let alone county.......
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Old 9th Feb 2016, 23:29
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'Fanshaw, dear boy (or gel), Fanshaw!.'

Horatio Bottomley, the Edwardian MP (and notorious swindler), had a famously quick wit.
He once arrived at the home of Lord Cholmondeley:
Please tell Lord Cholmondeley that Mr Bottomley wishes to see him, he instructed the butler, pronouncing the name as it’s spelt.
Lord 'Chumley', sir, replied the butler, very snootily. The correct pronunciation is 'Chumley.'
Oh, all right, said Bottomley, Tell him that Mr. Bumley would like to see him.


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I'd forgotten that excellent limerick.
Thanks for posting.

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A limerick for mathematicians -

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Old 6th Mar 2016, 20:43
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Flying Lawyer, I've been musing on your limerick and I just can't find the rhyme for '0'. And I know I'm going to kick myself, but would you give me a small clue please? Perhaps by pm in case others are still stuck too.
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Old 6th Mar 2016, 21:21
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Originally Posted by boguing View Post
I just can't find the rhyme for '0'.
There's nothing to it - remember Googoo is your friend.
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 07:51
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Misread the 3√4 as the cube root of 4 not 3*√4
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 08:19
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Originally Posted by goldfrog View Post
Misread the 3√4 as the cube root of 4 not 3*√4
So did I.
There's a good calculus limerick (found originally in Aviation Week in the 1970s) but I can't do the necessary symbols on here, so will have to give it a miss.
however
1/(cabin) d(cabin)

= log(cabin) + C

= houseboat
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 09:10
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Aviation limericks.
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 14:26
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Flying Lawyer's mathematical puzzle.



A dozen, a gross, and a score
Plus three times the square root of four
Divided by seven
Plus five times eleven
Is nine squared, and not a lot more.


I have a feeling this is sung by university mathematicians when they're released to the pub in the evenings. They would of course sing it in the original mathematical symbols.
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 15:18
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A mathematician named Hall
Had a hexahedronical ball,
The cube of its weight - times his pecker's, plus eight,
Was four-fifths of five-eighths of sod all.
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