Thursday, February 14, 2008

a puzzle

Here is a puzzle for you, inspired by last week's visit to the cricket (twenty points will go to the winner).

What do these three people have in common (apart from being white and male)?


Robin Williams (actor) Michael Clarke (cricketer) Wilfred Owen (poet)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

If it's the words: "Oh Captain, my Captain", we're not calling you that.

By the way - "The History Boys" is about pedophilia. Not Latin. It's weird and wrong in so many ways.

jm said...

nothing to do with 'captain, my captain', though i do think one day Michael Clarke will make a fine captain of the Australian cricket team.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sir -


Sorry to be a pest, but I just a quick question about our "exam" on Friday...

With the grammar analysis section [[however many marks it may be...]], will your questions be just from the grammar analysis in the booklet, or completely new questions, made up by you?

Or a mixture of both...?

jm said...

new, mulitple choice questions, made up by me.

sarah shipley said...

so what do they have in common?

jm said...

i'm glad you asked sarah (and it's good to hear from you again). They all heve something to do with Horace; Robin Williams' catchcry in Dead Poets' Society was 'carpe diem' (from Odes I.9); Michael Clarke has the same words tattooed on his forearm; Wilfred Owen wrote a famous poem titled 'Dulce Et Decorum Est'- a line taken from Odes 3.2.

sarah shipley said...

man! i tried so hard to guess it and i didn't even think of that :(
you should let your class watch Dead Poets' Society and read Dulce Et Decorum Est to enhance their studies, since it would be really cool and a bit sad and much better than asterix or whatever.