Monday, 5 April 2010

Humour from"back in the day"

 "Back in the day" teachers and school headmasters were more caustic and more honest when writing school reports than they are today.


The following are some examples of their craft as printed in today's (April 5th 2010)  London Daily Telegraph.


I especially like numbers 8 and 10.

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 15 of the best

1.“Rugby: Hobbs has useful speed when he runs in the right direction.”

2.“The tropical forests are safe when John enters the woodwork room, for his projects are small and progress is slow.”

3.“The stick and carrot must be very much in evidence before this particular donkey decides to exert itself.”

4.“French is a foreign language to Fowler.”

5.“For this pupil all ages are dark.”

6.“Henry Ford once said history is bunk. Yours most certainly is.”

7.“About as energetic as an absentee miner.”

8. “He has given me a new definition of stoicism: he grins and I bear it.”

9.“The improvement in his handwriting has revealed his inability to spell.”

10. “He has an overdeveloped unawareness.”

11. “At least his education hasn’t gone to his head.”

12. “Give him the job and he will finish the tools.”

13. “Unlike the poor, Graham is seldom with us.”

14. “Would be lazy but for absence.”

15. “This boy does not need a Scripture teacher. He needs a missionary.”



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