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The 6-year-old son of my vicar in Fulham is a bit of a transport
whizzkid (he's learnt to read by memorising the entire Underground
map!) and is well on the way to memorsing the entire London bus map.

He was recently asked to write about a family trip at the weekend. His
sentence "we took the Overground from Kew" was wrongly corrected by
his teacher to "Underground"!

Silly teacher!

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On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 02:00:28 -0700 (PDT), "
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The 6-year-old son of my vicar in Fulham is a bit of a transport
whizzkid (he's learnt to read by memorising the entire Underground
map!) and is well on the way to memorsing the entire London bus map.

He was recently asked to write about a family trip at the weekend. His
sentence "we took the Overground from Kew" was wrongly corrected by
his teacher to "Underground"!

Silly teacher!


I hope he argued the point, like I did at about that age when my
teacher asserted that the Sun was a planet
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On Fri, 25 Jul 2008 07:43:57 +0100, James Farrar
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On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 02:00:28 -0700 (PDT), "
wrote:

The 6-year-old son of my vicar in Fulham is a bit of a transport
whizzkid (he's learnt to read by memorising the entire Underground
map!) and is well on the way to memorsing the entire London bus map.

He was recently asked to write about a family trip at the weekend. His
sentence "we took the Overground from Kew" was wrongly corrected by
his teacher to "Underground"!

Silly teacher!


I hope he argued the point, like I did at about that age when my
teacher asserted that the Sun was a planet


Getting OT, but I heard a poor schoolkid corrected the other day when
he said he was awakened in the mornings by doves. The teacher
confidently asserted that they'd be pigeons. At the time she said this
there was a pair of collared doves immediately outside the window.
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On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 02:00:28 -0700 (PDT), "
wrote:

The 6-year-old son of my vicar in Fulham is a bit of a transport
whizzkid (he's learnt to read by memorising the entire Underground
map!) and is well on the way to memorsing the entire London bus map.


While I can see how you can memorise the tube map I really struggle to
see how someone can memorise the entire bus map.

unfair question mode
What on the map is he trying to memorise and how could he prove he'd
done the whole lot?

While I've got a good memory for where buses go I couldn't see myself
ever being able to memorise the whole bus map.
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Admits to working for London Underground!
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Paul Corfield wrote in
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On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 02:00:28 -0700 (PDT), "
wrote:

The 6-year-old son of my vicar in Fulham is a bit of a transport
whizzkid (he's learnt to read by memorising the entire Underground
map!) and is well on the way to memorsing the entire London bus map.


While I can see how you can memorise the tube map I really struggle to
see how someone can memorise the entire bus map.

unfair question mode
What on the map is he trying to memorise and how could he prove he'd
done the whole lot?

While I've got a good memory for where buses go I couldn't see myself
ever being able to memorise the whole bus map.


But surely the clergy always used to know Bradshaw by heart? Must run in
the family.


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On Jul 27, 4:55�am, Epicentre wrote:
Paul Corfield wrote :





On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 02:00:28 -0700 (PDT), "
wrote:


The 6-year-old son of my vicar in Fulham is a bit of a transport
whizzkid (he's learnt to read by memorising the entire Underground
map!) and is well on the way to memorsing the entire London bus map.


While I can see how you can memorise the tube map I really struggle to
see how someone can memorise the entire bus map. �


unfair question mode
What on the map is he trying to memorise and how could he prove he'd
done the whole lot?


While I've got a good memory for where buses go I couldn't see myself
ever being able to memorise the whole bus map.


But surely the clergy always used to know Bradshaw by heart? Must run in
the family.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Paul C,

My comment about memorising the bus map was tongue-in-cheek, but he
certainly knows more about bus routes and bus types than the average
adult!

Epicentre,

Oddly, his clergyman father is most certainly not a railway
enthusiast, and would probably be less perturbed were his son reading
Playboy* than Railway Magazine - a magazine he resolutely refused to
buy when asked by his wife, in case the shop thought it was for him!


(*Paul C, that's a joke!).

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On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 04:54:41 -0700 (PDT), "
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On Jul 27, 4:55?am, Epicentre wrote:
Paul Corfield wrote :





On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 02:00:28 -0700 (PDT), "
wrote:


The 6-year-old son of my vicar in Fulham is a bit of a transport
whizzkid (he's learnt to read by memorising the entire Underground
map!) and is well on the way to memorsing the entire London bus map.


While I can see how you can memorise the tube map I really struggle to
see how someone can memorise the entire bus map. ?


unfair question mode
What on the map is he trying to memorise and how could he prove he'd
done the whole lot?


While I've got a good memory for where buses go I couldn't see myself
ever being able to memorise the whole bus map.


But surely the clergy always used to know Bradshaw by heart? Must run in
the family.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Paul C,

My comment about memorising the bus map was tongue-in-cheek, but he
certainly knows more about bus routes and bus types than the average
adult!


It didn't read that way - probably needed a smiley - but no problem. It
would be a great feat if he'd done it.
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Paul C


Admits to working for London Underground!


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