Monday, 9 June 2014

Daily gaggle Post 1215. Plus the Magna Carta.

This post commemorates the Signing of the 'Magna Carta' Document by King John of England in the year 1215.AD.June 15.
IToday I was  writing the post number when I was  reminded of this particular date while at my boarding school WNTS in Nth Elmham Norfolk England. when asked by Professor A, D, Bates our History Master; the date of this historic occasion. Being a smart ass I replied, "Sir it was on the 15th day of June, at fifteen minutes past twelve" .
Now  Attila Bates as we called him was a grumpy old sod, Got a sniff of Gas in the WW1 trenches, and when  anyone broke wind in the classroom, ,he would yell "Open the windows and open the doors" followed by the boys in the classroom who chanted " Down with the roof and up with the floors".. However on the day I replied to his question , I was called to the front of the class and reminded by four strokes of the cane across my butt not to be a smart ass.. My bottom smarted a fair bit afterwards. Again however, A D Bates the master was the butt of many jokes in the classroom as suggested by his name.

Fond Memories of Vest..... back soon. Meanwhile click below.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/63810940/king-john-signing-the-magna-carta-1910?gclid=CP6jh-n8674CFUOSfgod754Aeg

or try this.....
http://nobility.org/2012/06/14/magna-carta/

9 comments:

Vest said...

It seems most of the websites suggested are not valid .
If you are interested I suggest you Google 'Magna Carta'.

C A, U S A. said...

Ok clever dick why do the english call mathematics maths when math in the U S is correct.

Elephant's Child said...

I too studied maths. And there was more than one number - so the plural works for me.
Caning was all too common wasn't it? All of my brothers were caned, often. Did they learn anything from it? Other than the sadism of some teachers? I don't think so.

Vest said...

Elephants Child: thankyou for putting CA in the picture, CA is a troll who is employed in a mortuary in the USA.
Sparing the rod and spoiling the child has not been a great success, there are still far too many sociopath children terrorizing teachers today.

Vest said...

CA: E C answered your stupid Question adequately.

However,Multiplication Addition Division and Subtraction, when abbreviated reads MADS, certainly not Math.
If you are so Americanly bloody mindedly clever, answer this.
What is the Square root of minus fifteen.

Vest said...

Or this. http://www.livescience.com/2458-magna-carta-changed-world.html

Type into search.

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Anonymous said...

I could not resist commenting. Very well written!

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