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looking up words

#Socs #Wordnotfound

You would think , after years of primary, secondary and even tertiary education

There wouldn’t be a time when i’d need to check my spelling

Then again – the English language is full of wonderous words – and although the grand academics might not like this , some of them have been happily poached from our friends and neighbours across the English Channel.

Some have been invented and Some words and terms have been put in there simply because they’re used in common parlance

Howzat then ? because someone’s asked for a thingummy-bob to fix a watchamicallit as part of a job.

Normally Translated – A Spanner or wrench to fix a nut or a bolt, or an allen key to screw together two bits of wood with those magic screws – you know the ones – Hexagonal holes in the head of the screw

and as words keep on being added – the pages of the dictionary get bigger… And don’t think the computer can keep up – for poor old Hex has to have his Lexicon updated (sometimes daily) to keep up.

The true test ? getting listed in the OSW – Official Scrabble Words list – and there’s plenty in those pages!

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Acrostic Learning

Reference

#fowc #reference

Really, there’s always one place in

Every library that you can get all the answers

From atlases to chronicles to news articles

Every bit of info is there – which is why the

Revered keepers of these books keep them from leaving the library

Even keeping them in their own section

Now, the good news is – you can access them

Choice reading handy for homework – just don’t

Expect to walk home with them – they’re staying in the library

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Learning Life

Practice

I

Building blocks of different shape and colour

Teach all sorts of useful skill

And its lots of fun when they fall over

II

They might call you a marvel of language

but you’ve got to engage with the locals

if you want to order your lunch

III

Your eye is the best judge

but don’t be disheartened

if that pear looks like a plum

add a peach to the fruitbowl instead

IV

Picking a subject

taking a shot

if you’re not happy with your shot

there’s always the delete button

or perhaps you could edit it at home ?

V

Yellow tennis ball

perfect thing for practicing

reflex actions

catching out in the field

(The red cork ball – saved for match day)

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BASIC Health Learning Leisure Life Memory Pleasures

A twist on Snakes and ladders

Salford , 30th July 2019

Basic and spinal injury centre, Salford.

We’ve all played the board game of snakes and ladders before

Snakes and ladders board game cartoon illustration

The idea is you roll the dice, go up the ladders and down the snakes

all very straight forward , but has anyone tried playing it the other way round ?

Where you go up the snakes and down the ladders ?

It’s just as fun – and requires a lot of concentration – as you hit a ladder at the top and find yourself going down it instead of up.

We played it both ways – the reverse game is a lot more challenging.

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Learning Life Outdoor Pursuits Outdoors Poetry

Making my way through Maps

#365daysofwriting #Backtoschool

Salford 25th July 2018

If i could go back to school, to master a subject – i reckon it would be Geography i’d do

Not English or History (even though i’ve got an interest in those subjects) – Geography.

You see, even though i’ve made my way through the toughest routefinder map, i still have my doubts how all those lines determine height and depth.  It would interest me no end on how those maps of mine translate to modern day life.

It might also fill an hour (or two) of my day. with some unofficial field trips to the pennines and lake district 🙂

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Concentration Learning Leisure Poetry

Chequered

Brain and spinal injury centre, Salford

26th June 2018

two friends locked in a meeting of minds

heads of two mighty armies

engaging in rank from rook through to queen

keeping an eye over each army

is the ruler of the of the land at either end

night facing off against day in a battle royale

grey matter in play, as tactics employed

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Acrostic Learning Life Poetry

Mentor

Salford, 8th May 2018

Mentor

Many need one , a person to

Elecute an idea as you’re

Navigating your own path

Through a new job, or course

Of course – they’ve been through the process themselves

Roads experienced – so they’ll guide you round the obstacles

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Acrostic Learning Music Poetry

Fret

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Salford, 17th April 2018

 

There’s plenty of space to rest your fingers

On the neck of your average guitar

Notes are sounded by the position on the strings

Excellent sounds can be achieved if you put them in the right place

 

(! and if you get it wrong the first time – you can always try again – Don’t Fret !)

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Acrostic Learning Poetry

Crossroads

Salford 12th February 2018

Crossroads

Coming to a big decision is

Really down to you

Of course, you have the choices laid out for you

Smorgasbord of things to do , and places to go

Some helpful advice from teachers, academics and of course, family

Reactions from friends – expected – they might be sad but

Over time – they’ll respect your decision

After you’ve weighed up all the advice

Dont panic – and

Somehow you’ll go down the right path

 

 

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Acrostic Learning Life Poetry writing

Study

A few thoughts by inky on todays daily prompt

Study

Sat in a room, lined with literary works

The lad peers through his assessment

Understandably, he might not produce the works of Keats this evening, but with

Dutiful observance, and conscientious research – he might just do well at his

Year Tutors Assessment of his work