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Saturday 9 June 2012

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

While the authenticity of this write-up that I received through email is unknown, there is much for us to learn about the art of sugar-coating.

Enjoy reading:

AUSSIE WAY


No matter what side of the political fence you're on, THIS is FUNNY and VERY telling! It just all depends on how you look at the same things.


Judy Rudd an amateur genealogy researcher in south east Queensland , was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's great-great uncle, Remus Rudd, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Melbourne in 1889. Both Judy and Kevin Rudd share this common ancestor.


The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows at the Melbourne Gaol.


On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription:
'Remus Rudd horse thief, sent to Melbourne Gaol 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Melbourne-Geelong train six times. Caught by Victoria Police Force, convicted and hanged in 1889.'


So Judy recently e-mailed former Prime Minister Rudd for information about their great-great uncle, Remus Rudd.

 

Believe it or not, Kevin Rudd's staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:

"Remus Rudd was famous in Victoria during the mid to late 1800s. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Melbourne-Geelong Railway.


Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the Railway.

 

In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the Victoria Police Force. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honour when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.."


NOW That's how it's done, Folks!
 

Regards,

N


Saturday 2 June 2012

Beauty of English

Beauty of English

Hmm ... ... ...

Interesting, indeed!

A sentence that can be made to have eight different meanings by placing ONE WORD in all possible positions in the sentence: "I hit him in the eye yesterday".

The Query: What is this word?

The Answer: The word is "ONLY".

The Message:

1. ONLY I hit him in the eye yesterday. (No one else did.)

2. I ONLY hit him in the eye yesterday. (Did not slap him.)

3. I hit ONLY him in the eye yesterday. (I did not hit others.)

4. I hit him ONLY in the eye yesterday. (I did not hit outside the eye.)

5. I hit him in ONLY the eye yesterday. (Not other organs.)

6. I hit him in the ONLY eye yesterday. (He doesn't have another eye.)

7. I hit him in the eye ONLY yesterday. (Not today.)

8. I hit him in the eye yesterday ONLY. (Did not wait for today.)

Regards,

N