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A Challenge of English and Maths

1 dog saw 6 elephants when going to Kilimanjaro.
Every elephant saw 2 monkeys going towards Kilimanjaro.
Every monkey holds 1 parrot in their hands.
How many animals are going towards Kilimanjaro?

So many bogholes to upend us - and so many reasons to get all of it wrong. Busy day? Footie on the box? Bewilderment? Drunk? And the least cited and most likely ones: laziness and stupidity. The wisest of us will ascribe all of those, without exception, to ourselves.
...... and the poor innocents first tasked to commit placenames from a thousand impenetrable gaelic dialects into print, and be damned? Just the same. Too much mead? A coach to catch to Carlow? A promise from the ale wench? Torpid, stultifying, boredom?
"Wad some power the giftie gie us tae see ourselves as ithers see us."
Would some power give us the gift to see ourselves as others see us. And the the converse ....
Would some power give us the gift not to see others only as we see ourselves - or as it suits us.
These scribes despatched from their warm city cots to some godforsaken bog had every reason to be sometimes ... well ... economical. Stand in their sodden court slippers and their sparkly tights. You'd want to get home too.
There are a couple of clinkers in the Mourne Mountains and I am sure there are many more throughout Ireland and the world.
Carrick Little and Carrick Big? Erm ... nope. Give me a Big Rock Candy Mountain. Give me even a Big Gun. But Rock Little and Rock Big? Yuck. Yer man, presented with Carrick Beg thinks "Jaysus will this ever end? Carrick Big. That'll do. And the other one will be be Carrick Little. Fine. Pub. Gone."
What he had was Carrick Beg and Carrick More. Lazy? Bewildered? Stupid? Yep - human.
Meelmore and Meelbeg. Big bald hill and small bald hill. Thing is Meelbeg is higher than Meelmore.
While modern academics grapple​ with that one, the boy with the quill is tucking into a lard and kingfisher pie at his Mammy's. More and Beg wrong way 'round courtesy of a grumbly tumbly.

Because a man says it, does not make it so. When we challenge it, it reminds us that we are the most successful species on the planet - and why.

Dogs? Elephants? Monkeys? Parrots? Pff.
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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 an hour ago.
It is this Saturday 28th April! Visiting some of the lesser know summits in the Galtees, including Temple Hill and Lyracappal. If you would like to join us please contact Liz at elizabethashton201...

  
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Galtybeg: One of those rare perfect days
jackill 6 hours ago.
Every once in a while comes a rare day when everything just works, even though it shouldn't.Dodgy back, banjaxed knees, starting time silly o'clock, have to be home by noon to evict the crows from...

  
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Lugduff: A high point on long ridge separating Glendalough from Glenmalure
Bunsen7 9 hours ago.
This picture is taken pretty much directly to the west of Lugduff across Glenmalure on an approach to Camenabologue SE Top.Most people will probably take in Lugduff as part of a circuit of Glendal...

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Camenabologue SE Top: Direct Route from Glenmalure
Bunsen7 10 hours ago.
Followed directions posted on MV to find the forest ride up from Glenmalure. See track 3766.The first section of forestry SW of the forest track has been felled, making the forest ride more obviou...

  
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Bealick: Between two counties
Wilderness 23 hours ago.
I approached this mountain from the North East ,coming from the Coomataggart mountains. When I got to the top I had to walk around for a few minutes to pinpoint the true summit; which I'm sure is...

  
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Nephin from the North....stunning views.
derkelly274 23 hours ago.
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more walk, Len: 5.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Nephin, North Mayo (Ireland) Nephin

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derkelly274 a day ago.
Enjoy climbing the odd hill. Hope to visit more and more.

  
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Nephin: A looped climb from the North. Stunning views all around!
derkelly274 23 hours ago.
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more interesting prospect. There was access to the woods on the northern slope o...

  
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Camenabologue SE
Bunsen7 3 days ago.
This shortish alternative track makes use of a forest ride (as heralded by Simon3) from Glenmalure to reach Camenabol... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 664m, Area: Camenabologue SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ir

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Knockshanahullion: Route Changes on Avondhu Way
Pepe a day ago.
Approached from carpark above Bay Lough (B). There are new signs on the waymarked trail saying "Blackwater Way Please Note Route Changes". The waymark arrows on the markers look shiny and new, abo...

  
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Mullaghcleevaun circuit
osullivanm 3 days ago.
A very pleasant circuit although some difficult ground between Duff Hill and the return to start of hike. walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 792m, Area: Black Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Blac...

  
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Tooreenbaha: Early on a sunny April morning
peter1 a day ago.
Tooreenbaha, above the Rabach's Glen at the start (or finish!) of the circuit. Knockatee is the distinctive hill in the background.


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