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I USED TO KNOW THAT: STUFF YOU FORGOT FROM SCHOOL – C. Taggart

June 19, 2017

Hundreds of snippets of wisdom, facts, theories, equations, phrases, rules and sayings.It includes:

  • Our Changing World: Test your knowledge of the latest geography.
  • Prose and Poetry: From Shakespeare to diphthongs, English class will come alive again here.
  • Math and Science: Quotients, phalanges, and protons . . . do these long-forgotten words take you back to high school days?
  • History: As Santayana once said so well: “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

Well, I learned that Canberra s the capital city of Australia (I though it must be Sydney).

Otherwise, this book is all lists – of battles, kings and queens, chemical co0mpounds etc.

Hinduism is NOT polytheistic and we say the ‘Western’ not the ‘Waling Wall.’

Not as funny as her earlier books.

Maybe, with the current fad for ‘facts’ in schooling, the stuff in this book might make a comeback. Otherwise, might be handy for a pub quiz.

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