Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Caption Competition V

Hickey's Bar in Ireland Yet another case of bad forward planning: this time not leaving enough space for the last three letters, R, E, D.

16 comments:

  1. himself (morris hickey)9:43 pm, October 14, 2008

    Aaah! Begosh and begorrah!!

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  2. Come On! Where are the "Morris" Dancers?

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  3. Gone to Coopers School I suspect.

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  4. Where they will have barrels of fun, no doubt!

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  5. Er. Morris, please note (and I say this as an Old Boy), it's not Coopers School...it's Coopers' Company's....... even though we've had to merge with those darn girls from Coburn. Oh well...

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  6. "Merging" with the girls is not your forte then Ray?

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  7. I understand the Coopers' Company School (now Coopers Coburn) had managed to keep that fact quiet so far.

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  8. "We are a dynamic, co-educational School for about 1320 pupils. Our mission as a school is to ‘Love as Brethren’ and to ‘Encourage Learning’. We aim to produce confident & well rounded individuals who, within a supportive and friendly community, have developed their potential academically, culturally & socially and are empowered to become positive and effective citizens within the 21st century world, with the character to live out the principle of 'Love as Brethren'."

    Coopers Coburn.

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  9. Actually, I think you will find it is the Coopers Company and Coborn School, as the girls school was named after a lady called Prisca Coborn. Not Coburn.

    And from my perspective it all went downhill when the boys joined, not the other way round...!

    Coborn Girl

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  10. To be the pedant it is "The Coopers' Company and Coborn School".

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  11. Yes - and those who know anything about it currently also know that it is usually referred to as "Coopers Coburn" for the sake of brevity.

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  12. Yes, it is usually called Coopers Coborn. Or just Coopers. But every time it is called Coopers CobUrn millions of ex CobOrn girls go "Grrrrrh"

    *grins*

    Coborn Girl

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  13. Millions = plural, so at least two million.

    CobOrn was founded in 1701, so has been operating for ~300 years.

    That's 6,666 girls per year. That's a mighty big school. Specialising in Sport and Humanities I note. Not Mathematics.

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  14. Picky, picky... shoot me!

    So I exaggerate. It's still spelt Coborn.

    Coborn Girl.

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  15. Are you as precise with your potions as you are stringent with your spells?

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