Varia

In these pages you will find articles of general interest, jokes, songs, stories, poems etc and you will be able to send in your own favourites for publication!

Word Games

Anagrams

 

Palindromes

How about this one (created by one of the geniuses at Bletchley Park!)

DOC NOTE, I DISSENT. A FAST NEVER PREVENTS A FATNESS. I DIET ON COD

 

Take a busman’s Holiday!

Or how about these rules for war-time golfers:

RICHMOND GOLF CLUB TEMPORARY RULES 1940
1. Players are asked to collect Bomb and Shrapnel splinters to save these causing damage to the Mowing Machines.
2. In Competitions, during gunfire or while bombs are falling players may take cover without penalty for ceasing play.
3. The positions of known delayed action bombs are marked by red flags at a reasonably, but not guaranteed, safe distance therefrom.
4. Shrapnel and / or bomb splinters on the Fairways, or in Bunkers within a club’s length of a ball, may be moved without penalty, and no penalty shall be incurred if a ball is thereby caused to move accidentally.
5. A ball moved by enemy action may be replaced, or if lost or destroyed, ball may be dropped not nearer the hole without penalty.
6. A ball lying in a crater may be lifted and dropped not nearer the hole, preserving the line to the hole, without penalty.
7. A player whose stroke is affected by the simultaneous explosion of a bomb may play another ball from the same place. Penalty one stroke.

or perhaps

you prefer this YouTube video of Sir Thomas Allen on the last night of the Proms in 2004:

Or this typical Irish Joke:

Two Paddies were working for the city public works department. One would dig a hole and the other would follow behind him and fill the hole in. They worked up one side of the street, then down the other, then moved on to the next street, working furiously all day without rest, one man digging a hole, the other filling it in again.

An onlooker was amazed at their hard work, but couldn’t understand what they were doing. So he asked the hole digger, ‘I’m impressed by the effort you two are putting in to your work, but I don’t get it why do you dig a hole, only to have your partner follow behind and fill it up again?’

The hole digger wiped his brow and sighed, ‘Well, I suppose it probably looks odd because we’re normally a three-person team. But today the lad who plants the trees called in sick.’

If you have something you would like to add to this page, please use this form:

[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]