Friday, 15 January 2016

Five successive 'ands' in a sentence.


                             Résultat de recherche d'images pour "the coach and horses"

Old Mick, the landlord of The Coach and Horses, was having a new sign painted for his pub'.

When the painter brought it to Mick for inspection, he looked at it attentively, then said......

"There's too much space between coach and and, and and and horses". Voila!


And whilst I'm in a pedagogical mood, did you know that there are only two words in the English language that contain all 5 vowels in alphabetical order?

Facetious and Abstemious.

Don't say you don't learn something over at Cro's.



29 comments:

  1. Thank you Cro - we'll be dining out on that for weeks !

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    1. I collect useless info. I have a book full.

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  2. That sentence will probably only work if said with a proper London accent! x

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    1. That would be two 'ands' and three 'ans'. Coach 'an and, 'an and 'an 'orses.

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  3. Thank you, besides the vowels, I've also learnt two new words today. I thought of the word "ambitious" but realised I was spelling it wrong; with an "e" instead of the 'i' . Silly me! Now I have learnt to spell it correctly. Greetings Maria x

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  4. Well I can't say I didn't learn anything. I didn't know about the 'ands'. Oddly enough I did know about facetious and abstemious although I couldn't have told you they were the only two.

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  5. Thank you Cro ...... ' not a lotta people know that '..... you are a mine of information. It's good to have these nuggets stored at the back of one's mind to bring out at the right time !! Your blog is certainly more enlightening than mine !!!!! XXXX

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    1. And yours is far more attractive than mine.

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  6. The first one I have come across before in our school grammar text book in the days when grammar was taught. The second is new and I will happily reproduce when the opportunity arises. Thanks.

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    1. I can't remember where I first saw it, but it was a long time ago.

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  7. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

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  8. And how funny - I was thinking about the Coach and Horses in Farnham yesterday, so Googled it up. It has been closed down like so many other pubs, and is now boarded up with a To Let sign on it.

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    1. That was my favourite pub; what a shame.

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  9. How excellent! Now that is pure gold. Shall remember and much repeat. thank you.

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    1. Essential information for a full and varied life.

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  10. My husband calls it useless information, I call it knowledge.

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  11. Anemious- growing in windy conditions. Yes google is my friend! Rhythm has none- my brain thrives on this type of important trivia. Thanks for sharing! Arilx

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    1. There's always someone who'll come along and burst my balloon. I've not heard of 'Anemious', but I'll add it to the list anyway. Thank you.

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  12. Being one who prides herself on knowing useless information, I thank you for adding to my storage of "who cares"

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  13. Knew the first but not the second Cro. So added to my store of useless information too.

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    1. The more useless information one has, the better.

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