Civil weddings. They beat rude weddings any day.
“The man charged by the police to catch the train.”
Not a newspaper headline, but my first attempt at a garden path sentence, a sentence which leads you astray and needs a second take to understand. A classic example, which mine owes a lot to, is
“The horse raced past the barn fell.”
These sentences are of interest to wordplay merchants, linguists, psychologists, those who study eye movements of readers, and AI researchers. From the earliest study of AI in any form hard-to-interpret and ambiguous expressions have been and still are are a challenge for machine intelligence.
See here for more leads on GPS, don’t get lost,
Why shouldn’t you stir alphabet soup? Because it might spell disaster.
If your tap is stuck, be careful. Don't faucet.
My brother Simon photographed this pretty little duck. It's a smew. I believe it is quite an abundant species but on the Red list in the UK.
According to Wikipedia it nests in tree holes, which is rather interesting.
Why do they say “Slept like a top”? I mean, tops spin round all the time, that’s not restful.
when I know springs
It a l w a y s
I went to the Doctor, I said I keep thinking I’m in a soap. She said, we all go through these episodes.
In Portmeirion they don’t like the Flintstones. But Aberdovey do.
My cat Tiddles in very assertive. He’s a pushy cat.
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"It's nothing, just a sawmill accident" said Tom off-handedly.
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a local pub
That is for ever taken.
I’m not very stable on my feet. But I’m quite sane lying down.
One of my Christmas presents was a book about how to annoy people living in castles. It’s a fort provoking read.
Why am I up late
Writing a night time poem?
Pillow, here I come.
What would you call a Russian man who has magnetic eyes? Nikolai.
What would you call a man who’s had his car stolen? Carlos.
I put some self-threading needles near a reel of cotton. But nothing happened.
For the problem seehttps://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/oublog/viewpost.php?post=242384
This was new to me. I found it in Mathematical Puzzles: A Connoisseur’s Collection, by Peter Winkler.
Think of the 2023 numbers 1, 11, 111, 1111, … up to the number with 2023 digits, all 1’s. Imagine dividing each by 2022 and taking the remainder. There are only 2022 distinct remainders possible 0, 1, 2, 3, … 2021 but we have produced 2023 remainders, and thus there must be at least two of the numbers 1, 11, 111, 1111, … with the same remainder.
If we now take the smaller of the two from the larger, the number we get must be divisible by 2022, and it will consist only of 0’s and 1’s .as required.
It’s late, hope I have the details right, but you should be able to see that the argument is correct and 2022 could be replaced by any number we please.
Show we can find a multiple of 2022 whose digits are all 0’s and 1’s.
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