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Looking for a lost friend or relative / Re: Shipman Rd School
« Last post by MickG on 15 July, 2018, 07:14:08 PM »
Hello Laramie, many thanks for that. Now I know the line to quote in Google I quickly found it.

It is a long time ago since I read it which is why I could not quite remember the words, but yes that is the one. When I was originally taught it, the key object of the exercise was all about communication. The ability to accurately pass on your thoughts in such a way the reader will completely understand  Not only has the lessons learned from this little poem greatly helped me throughout my life. I also know when reading something written by someone else whether they are waffling or not. It's amazing how many wafflers there are out there.

Never fear big long words.
 Big long words mean little things.
 All big things have little names,
 Such as life and death, peace and war,
 Or dawn, day, night, hope, love, home.
 Learn to use little words in a big way.
 It is hard to do,
 But they say what you mean.
 When you don't know what you mean,
 Use big words--
 That often fools little people.
 -- Arthur Kudner
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Looking for a lost friend or relative / Re: Shipman Rd School
« Last post by Laramie on 15 July, 2018, 06:32:03 PM »
Hi Mick Poem you were thinking about  might be this one.Called Never Fear Big Long Words.Big Long Words Mean Little Things. By Arthur Kudner . Look it up on anvari.org
Pretty sure this is the one,by what you said.
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Looking for a lost friend or relative / Re: Shipman Rd School
« Last post by MickG on 15 July, 2018, 01:17:53 PM »
Harry, when I first joined the fire service, they had educational exercises by post to help encourage an individuals standard or writing. One of those exercised was to learn a poem which started off, "Little words mean big things like love, peace, hate, war". It then went on to describe how big words often mean little things. It was a way of saying it is better when writing to use small well chosen powerful words that contain a lot of meaning.

I have tried finding that poem on the internet, so far without success. I recall it ended up with words to the effect, that if all else fails, then use big words to confound your enemies. The lessons I learned from that simple poem certainly have stood me well over the years.
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Looking for a lost friend or relative / Re: Shipman Rd School
« Last post by harry on 14 July, 2018, 02:23:04 PM »
Hi Ken one of the lessons we had In Mr Daveys class was when we were asked to memorise a poem and I like most of the class picked a poem that was very short and so was easy to memorise.

There was one lad in the class that in my opinion picked the opposite he picked apoem called Young Lochinvar that seemd to go on for ever.This is where you have to give the old grey cells a prod,the lads name was Ronald Tuff,remember that name from around 1948Ken .    Regards H Isles
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Wartime stories / Re: 1917 Poplar Bombing
« Last post by harry on 07 July, 2018, 10:01:43 AM »
I remember that where we lived in scot street canning town right opposite our house was a debris this being around 1937 I assume it was the outcome of the Botha raids in the first world war.????? anyone have any answers to this.
Regards H Isles
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Famous Faces and Local Characters / Re: Joe Brown
« Last post by KenM on 04 July, 2018, 04:07:28 PM »
Hi Harry, thanks for suggestion to look up long past posts, it may awaken ye old brain cells.
kenm.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: A Dead Horse
« Last post by KenM on 04 July, 2018, 04:01:34 PM »
Harry, nice to hear from you.
The old army saying that comes to mind is, "The Naffi girls are all t*t & no ambition"
I have deactivated my Facebook account so I cannot help you there.
There must be someone awake on the forum that will pass on the info.
kenm.
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Famous Faces and Local Characters / re the dying forum
« Last post by harry on 04 July, 2018, 02:51:42 PM »
Hi Ken I thought I would make  a suggestion re the forum perhaps you could do what I have just tried look at some of the earlier posts circa 2008 some are quite interesting Regards H.Isles
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Famous Faces and Local Characters / Re: Joe Brown
« Last post by harry on 04 July, 2018, 02:41:31 PM »
He often performs at the Cliff Pavilion Southend friends of ours has seen his performance and said it was a fantastic show ,I believe his daughter is in the show with him.
Will make a point of going to his next show there.
Regards H Isles 
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: A Dead Horse
« Last post by harry on 04 July, 2018, 02:33:09 PM »
Ken it seems to be like one of the old Army sayings used quite a lot during my two years National Service=
NAFFI equals no ambition and eff all interest is the mood of this site .
Regards H Isles.
PS could someone explain how to find posts concerning Newham on Facebook perhaps there is more action on there!!!.
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