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Things you rarely see these days.

Order yourself a latte, and a pastry (The virtual cinnamon buns are excellent today). And have a nice chat.

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Re: Things you rarely see these days.

Postby earthmaiden » February 5th, 2020, 5:12 pm

I didn't hear the alphabet song until it was on Sesame Street when DS was young. He has to sing it to this day, DD learnt it without. I find it really hard to sing because it is in a different metre to the way I say it and I get confused! Thankfully my mother took me through the tables every evening for years, I think learning by rote makes sense with them. I can't imagine existing without them although, because I have a complete mental block with numbers, if I am asked 13 x something it gets much harder!
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Postby Meganthemog » February 5th, 2020, 5:55 pm

I was taught my times tables and regularly use them in everyday situations. One of my first jobs was as a Saturday girl in BHS on the toiletries department. In those days we had old fashioned tills - we had to add up in our heads and then punch in the total into the till. The drawer would open with a ping and we would put the cash in and calculate the change if any. I do have a calculator on my desk, but invariably do the maths in my head - vat etc and yet I don't consider myself good at maths!
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Postby Gruney » February 5th, 2020, 5:59 pm

As well as chanting times tables at primary school, we also chanted the tonic sol fa, to a chart hung up on the back of the door.
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Re: Things you rarely see these days.

Postby StokeySue » February 5th, 2020, 7:59 pm

The “song” is just a tune to to which you sing the names of the letters in order - no A is for … stuff, just the letters

There seem to be dozens on line
I can get a fair way through a version of the Cockney alphabet

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Re: Things you rarely see these days.

Postby PatsyMFagan » February 5th, 2020, 8:00 pm

No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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Postby PatsyMFagan » February 6th, 2020, 12:08 pm

Good job I knew my alphabet :td: . First job when I left school was in a bank where I was one of the two NCR accounting machine operators. Our files were arranged A-C, D-H, I-R, S-Z so we had to sort that day's Clearing before we could post each cheque against each account. Ah, those were the days ;) - that and when cheque-books started to be stamped with electronic numbering .. each account had it's own stamp. This was slotted into a brute of a machine and each cheque was individually stamped. Sometimes the operator miss timed the heavy downward drop and it was your thumb that got stamped instead ;) :rolleyes: (ouch !)
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Postby StokeySue » February 6th, 2020, 12:11 pm

I got (scraped) maths A-level, a terrible mistake as it pulled my average grade down and meant that at uni they assumed they could make me do quite complicated mathematical stuff, though in fact I’m about as unmathematical as a scientist can get away with
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Re: Things you rarely see these days.

Postby aero280 » February 6th, 2020, 12:39 pm

I managed to scrape through Maths & Further Maths at A level. But struggled badly with languages at O level. OH has a Maths degree and can pick up languages quickly. I still struggle with languages, but i can make myself understood in German. Sadly I can't readily understand the replies I get... :o

But, back on the original topic, and more importantly, you don't see test cricket on TV these days, and all the tickets to see it live are only available through membership of clubs, or specialist hospitality companies. All at extortionate cost.
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Re: Things you rarely see these days.

Postby smitch » February 6th, 2020, 12:58 pm

I'm not a member of the Lancashire County CC but still can buy tickets for cricket at Old Trafford, including the Ashes and international tests. They are not cheap, I admit that, but I've not had a problem buying what I want.
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Re: Things you rarely see these days.

Postby Badger's mate » February 6th, 2020, 12:59 pm

At Lord's the Test match tickets are sold by public ballot. No membership necessary. The chance of getting a ticket depends upon demand - you'd have to be very lucky for an Ashes test, but others are not so difficult. My last big birthday was spent at Lord's watching England vs West Indies (it was the day Jimmy Anderson got his 500th wicket). Both Mrs B & I applied for a couple of tickets and we both got them. Gave the spares to friends.

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By contrast it's a lot harder to get tickets for Spurs. They rarely go on general sale.
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Re: Things you rarely see these days.

Postby smitch » February 6th, 2020, 1:01 pm

Yes, I got my Ashes tickets through the public ballot. I'd forgotten that. Although England were awful so I wish I hadn't bothered :lol:
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Re: Things you rarely see these days.

Postby Badger's mate » February 6th, 2020, 1:06 pm

When I packed up work I was convinced I would go to Lord's several times a season, making it worthwhile to take up Middlesex membership. In practice I go two, maybe three times. Just haven't got the time these days.
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Postby smitch » February 6th, 2020, 1:15 pm

I tend to go to the evening T20 matches more than tests as it is more convenient. I do try to go to a test, although only for one day.
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