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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 12 Dec 2012 15:50

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10102642.Meet_Jack__who_turns_twelve_on_12_12_12/ :-)

Island

Island Report 12 Dec 2012 15:47

North pole says nooooooooooo. Sorry Jimbob. :-(

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 12 Dec 2012 15:24

Thelma ,
thats one guy that had better not EVER forget his Wedding Anniverary, or he`ll be in touble BIG TIME! :-D :-D :-D

Thelma

Thelma Report 12 Dec 2012 13:33

I went all the way to Perth for my brother's wedding at 9 o'clock 10/11/12 but he screwed up the paperwork!
Just had confirmation that he married today 12 O'clock 12/12/12.

Island

Island Report 12 Dec 2012 13:31

Hang on, I'll just 'bob 'em a text' to ask if it's ok for you to have their number :-D :-D

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 12 Dec 2012 13:14

You give me the phone number, and I`ll ring and ask.... :-D

Island

Island Report 12 Dec 2012 13:12

Hmmm.......what time is it at the north pole?

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 12 Dec 2012 13:05

Nay missus.... I meant 12 of the clock.
Is 12 midnight tonight 12 o`clock on 12/12/12.
or 12 o`clock on 13/12/12 .

Is midnight tonight the 12th or the 13th ? :-S

Island

Island Report 12 Dec 2012 12:47

12.12am 13/12/12 ? Nah. :-(

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 12 Dec 2012 12:29


Hiya sweetie xx :-D
I think it might just be possible to do it at midnight tonight I dont really know .
Is midnight, today or tomorrow or both.... Oh!...my head hurts" :-S...I`m going back to bed . :-D :-D :-D

Island

Island Report 12 Dec 2012 12:17

Oh bum. Too busy reading drivel to post at 12.12 :-0 :-D

Island

Island Report 12 Dec 2012 11:47

I thought it was a crack in a corner wall Jimbob :-S :-D

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 12 Dec 2012 11:14


Yep Sandie, it is indeed a fir tree.
Piccie taken very nearly 60 yrs ago if you look carefully thats me at the very top trying to put the star in place. :-D

Iffen i`d fell of that tree,my mum would have killed me. lol
Was I scared ?.... you bet I was !!! ;-)

But boys being boys, trees were made to climb.. :-D

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 12 Dec 2012 09:51

there was a spy film that one of the operators used in his code.........

the crib was "the number that always comes back to itself"

9 was the key to finding the secret words hidden in ordinary messages

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 12 Dec 2012 02:11

Is that a Christmas tree in your avatar JC ?

It looks a bit spindly ! ;-)

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 12 Dec 2012 01:50

Just a bit of religious nonsense for you to contemplate.

Earth is the only planet NOT named after a God.


Does that mean Earth is a god forsaken place. :-S

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 12 Dec 2012 01:22

As for the 9 times table you can do it on your fingers with ease.
If you haven't managed your 9 times table yet !

Both hands up
Bend left thumb down to represent 1 the remaining fingers and thumb equal 9
(i.e I x 9 =9)
Both hands back up
Bend left index finger down ,as to represent x2 count the finger(thumb in this case) on the left as 10 and count the remaining fingers to the left as 8
(i,e 2 x 9 = 18)
Both hands back up
Bend middle finger down to represent x3 ..you have 2 fingers to the left that now becomes 20 and 7 to the right
(i.e 3 x 9 =27)
and so it goes on :-)

same principle as Maggie says ,but quite easy for children to learn.

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 12 Dec 2012 00:01

None of my teachers (and I went to 6 schools) knew about it - or weren't prepared to share it!!
Actually, when I was at Uni,(1990ish) no-one in the Education department knew it either!!

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 11 Dec 2012 23:52

I told my eldest ages ago about how to cheat with the 9x table..........she refuses to use it despite being c*** at her times tablesl*sighs*

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 11 Dec 2012 23:39


So if none of US knew that (about 9x table) , does that mean our teachers didn't know about it either, otherwise they surely would have taught it as a sort of mental crib sheet thing, you know, like Every Good Boy Deserves Favour or whatever it was, along with all those other little reminders.
Edit: just remembered Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain was another :-)