Re: John and the football team

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Posted by Ian E-N on December 16, 1998 at 13:29:17:

In Reply to: Re: John and the football team posted by Tim on November 10, 1998 at 18:13:19:

>In my copy of Winter Holiday John is worried about not getting into the
> fifteen (ie rugby): there's no mention of the eleven (soccer). Have
>I missed something? The traditional (snobbish) distinction between the two

Just had it pointed out to me that this is due to "PE teacher" or 'Loughborough'
problem which has resulted in so many team games being limited to the first
number that you come to after you've used up all the fingers and thumbs on
two hands.

.... eight, nine, ten, ?, Right, you lot, that's enough on that side. Now,
the other lot: one, two, three...

Posher schools could afford teachers who could actually count.

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