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Re: Thanks Bob

Posted by ESC on October 06, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Now I'm being pedantic posted by Bob on October 05, 2003

: : : : : : : : : Our daughter has come home from school with a list of 60 proverbs that have been abbreviated by their first letter eg A.M.T.H.G.F - ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER. Can anyone help with the 6 that we can't do? They are driving us mad with frustration!
: : : : : : : : : I.L.F.A.D.H
: : : : : : : : : S.O.O.A.H.A.D.O.T.O
: : : : : : : : : A.B.A.T.A.O.S
: : : : : : : : : I.L.L.T.S.D.W.T.H.H.B
: : : : : : : : : C.S.B.T.A.G
: : : : : : : : : T.C.B.T.S

: : : : : : : : : Thank you for your time.

: : : : : : : : I've been paging through books of proverbs with no luck so far. My sympathies.

: : : : : : : Was the assignment given to the students or to the parents?

: : : : : :
: : : : : : ::: Don't knock parent participation. There isn't enough of it. Are you seriously saying you never received help from your parents? Sad if it's so.
: : : : : Parental help or no help. It six of one and half a dozen of the other, I always say.

: : : :
: : : : ::: Well spotted indeed.

: : : : I didn't see this entry when I was blowing off steam a few moments ago, because it was out of the direct stream. Missed the detail.

: : : S.O.O.A.H.A.D.O.T.O = Six of one and half dozen of the other. Very good Bob.

: : ::: As I said before, sell spotted, but I'm confused, isn't the saying - Six to one, half a dozen to the other'?

: Never heard that version.

The postee says "Thanks Bob" for the answer. I emailed her/them.