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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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Summit Comment
Corraun Hill: Views! what views?
Harry Goodman 13 hours ago.
Climbed this hill on Wed. 12 Oct 2011. Our intention was to start from Belfarsad Bridge but the blanket of thick mist covering the Plateau made me opt for the simpler climb from Burnanioo Bridge s...

  
Summit Summary
Corraun Hill: Western summit on plateau above big corrie lakes.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3, Harry Goodman 13 hours ago.
(1) Bunannio Bridge Route: Start around L737 943. Take the well made track E up to a T junction L751 948, turn left and follow track to its end L749 950. Go NW up the hillside for some 1.2k over s...

  
Track
molls gap loop walk
strangeweaver a day ago.
From the car park at molls gap follow the narrow country lane down to the pass between to stumpa duloigh and Knocklome... walk, Len: 17.6km, Climb: 985m, Area: Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Knocklome

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Kilfarrasy Hill: What Lies Beneath is better than What Lies Up Top
Pepe 2 days ago.
You can drive over this. A very minor public road connects Kilfarassy with the R675 northeast of Annestown. This road crests the exact top of Kilfarassy Hill. A much better way of doing it is to p...

  
Track
Simple ascent of Minaun.
simon3 a day ago.
An easy way up starting from the carpark. walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 121m, Area: Minaun, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Minaun

  
Summit Comment
Westtown Hill: The Folks Who Live on the Hill
Pepe 2 days ago.
Curiosity made me investigate Westown Hill, having blissfully passed within a hundred metres of its ‘summit’ many a time on walks, drives and cycles. The top lies up a tarmac road leading west off...

Track
Puglia: Circuit south of Otranto
Onzy 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 215m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()

  
Forum: General
Reviewers wanted.
simon3 3 days ago.
Interested in reviewing either of two new books?Mourne and Cooley Mountains is by Adrian HendroffThe Comeragh, Galtee, Knockmealdown and Slieve Bloom is from John G. O’Dwyer. Let us know at admin@...

  
Summit Summary
Slievenashaska South Top: Fine ridge peak amongst wild land and lakes.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
This is normally done in conjunction with Coomcathcun, but may also be completed in isolation. Take the road to the NW of Sneem (following the Sneem River), turning left at point V672 698 and foll...

Track
Puglia: Trajan Way to Ostuni
Onzy 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 264m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()

  
Summit Summary
Buckoogh: Somewhat separated peak, great sea views, boggy top.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
Currently the easiest route is from the SE. Park at the gate at G015 002 and follow the line of an old wall beside the forest up the hill. The route from the east starts by parking at G014 015 at ...

  
Forum: General
Morocco
spiider28 a week ago.
Thanks for the detailed advice @kernowclimber, really appreciate it


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