Diarrhoea…Cucumber Lane and BODMAS! Watch out WORLD!!!! :)


It’s odd what we remember and what we forget don’t ya think? spell

Take your schooling, and I’m sure after 5 minutes of thinking about your memories of all those past lessons; you will see that the things you remember have very little to do with helpfulness or importance

My memory is particularly useless! So; I can recall about 3 facts from school, which is kinda dire when you consider the number of years we all spend there

One day my teacher read a letter to the class. It was from a Mother, describing why little Johnny was too ill to come to school

Johnny had a dose of diarrhoea and after 3 goes at spelling diarrhoea, all crossed out a bit like this




The Mother gave up trying to spell it correctly, and under the scribbled out attempts, she wrote – ‘The Shits’ 🙂 Oh how this tickled me…

Then; our task for the lesson was to find a way to remember how to spell diarrhoea…I decided to make a rhyme; each word beginning with the appropriate letters (in order)











I guess I was between 10 and 12 years old, when I made up this little ditty…and for some reason I’ve never forgotten it. As yet, I haven’t found any need to use it since that day; so there’s another point to our education system, for another ‘mostly useless fact’ instilled into my ‘ickle sponge like brain, as a child!

The Other 2 things that remained in my brain :-spelling 2

I also know that there is a road called Cucumber Lane in Beccles, and WAIT FOR IT…BODMAS in maths stands for brackets, division, multiplication, addition and subtraction, in that order; should you need to process an algebraic equation. Much like diarrhoea…Cucumber Lane and Bodmas have also served no actual purpose in my adult life YET!!!! I remain grateful and forever indebted to my inspiring educators for my 3, truly awe-inspiring snippets of knowledge!spelling 1

(Ooooooooo 333 words! This post was destiny!)

About Littlebeut333

'Random Spillages from a Reportedly Strange mind’… Hello all :) I’m Dawny, the littlest of the Beuts..and my brain spillage content varies from the profoundly philosophical, to utter bilge ://…Life is my inspiration. I write about friends, love, the soul, society, shrinks, people, labels, home, mothers, perfect moments, dirty politicians, music, pain, beauty, women, religion, god, mental health, the demise of humanity!!! etc…hence the ‘random’. All spilled through the eye of my ‘ever musing, slightly philosophical mind’. Although I write mostly for enjoyment, and to empty my oh so busy head; sharing my snippets appeals to me, and I also love reading the thought trails of others. I would be most chuffed if anyone comes across my page and has a browse (and if you do, thanks in advance). I guess the biggest compliment would be if, for you, my rambles are either :- slightly different from the norm, enjoyable, amusing, unenjoyable, and/or thought/emotion provoking. Whatever them thoughts or emotions might be…The good, the bad, the ugly..and everything in between!! ;)… I accidently fell in love with writing a while ago, and from that time, my inspiration has come solely from lifes varied encounters, feelings, knowledge, memories and thoughts. Welcome to my archives, to some sections of my mind :0 Dawny

2 responses »

  1. Hey San/Face at the window…I’m very glad this made you chuckle, and even more glad that there is another soul out there with a shockingly poor long term memory lol…God Help Us!…Dawny 🙂

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