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#10032 - 05/26/02 04:39 PM Old Time Rhyme
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I came across this little rhyme, reportedly dating back to the early days of electrical power in Britain:

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Lord Finchley tried to mend the electric light,
It struck him dead and serve him right,
It is the duty of a wealthy man,
To give employment to the artisan.

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#10033 - 05/26/02 05:49 PM Re: Old Time Rhyme
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Paul:
I love it, Thats what makes these two countries inseparable, the only difference is the common language.

-Mark-

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#10034 - 05/26/02 07:21 PM Re: Old Time Rhyme
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*applause*

More! More!

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#10035 - 05/27/02 02:29 PM Re: Old Time Rhyme
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I can't find any more relevant to electricity at the moment, but I did learn this little ditty as a kid (you may have heard it):

Poor old Johnny's gone below,
His face we'll see no more,
For what he thought was H2O,
Was H2SO4.

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#10036 - 05/27/02 05:12 PM Re: Old Time Rhyme
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I learned that as a kid!, as "Billy will drink no more."
H2SO4=sulfuric acid.
(Also, when I was about 8 we had a trash can that was labelled "Potassium Cyanide")

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#10037 - 05/27/02 05:54 PM Re: Old Time Rhyme
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electure:
A place I worked for awhile back had a can sitting right next to the Coffee pot, it was labeled in big black letters..KCN, no body new what it meant it looked just like sugar, it was the bosses way to try to cut down on coffee breaks .. didnt work of course.
-Mark-

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#10038 - 05/28/02 08:01 AM Re: Old Time Rhyme
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I've not heard the "Billy" version, but these sort of things often get regional variations.

Even "For he's a jolly good fellow" has a different last line over here!

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