Singing sea lion - source BBC

Say “R R R” and you sound like a barking sea lion!

Once the expression the 3 Rs just stood for “Reading, Writing, Arithmetic”. A catchy little slogan to capture the three important things to learn at school, the 3Rs have long caused either confusion or the opportunity for kids to laugh iRonically at ‘rents’ and teachers’ rules.

Not anymore. Educators take liberties with them, including upgrades to the 4 Rs. Business people have found uses for them too. And there are a few others just to make sure the letter doesn’t feel rejected, not last of which is the eco-friendly slogan.

A diversionary story of changing times, reflected in one letter…

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Wish him a Happy Birthday yourself 🙂

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My Tesco Bag for LifeMy Tesco Bag for Life, little did I realise it would shop my masculinity.

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Primary colour balance

October 24, 2007

A primary school head teacher is to apologise to parents after their children were lined up according to skin colour for an official photograph. (School regrets skin colour photo, 23 Oct 07)

The headteacher says it’s an “error of judgement”!

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funny cat picture

It’s the true mark of an important story when it reaches cult site I Can Has Cheezburger? I have my colleague, Mindedit, to thank for bringing this to me, and blame it on the Dark Mark connection between us that I’m posting about this.

My initial response was on the lines of ‘no surprise there’, followed by ‘who cares’? But there’s plenty who do.

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