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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-02-06 03:29 PM
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What's the origin of the "Three R's" crap?
You know, Readin', Ritin', and Rithmatic? :eyes:

Who started this? And is there anything else out there like this I should SQUASH?!? :D
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-02-06 03:31 PM
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1. I never understood this: an educational reference that misspells.

Only one of the three R's starts with 'R' :crazy:
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-02-06 03:34 PM
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2. Possibly the lyrics to this old song.
Which I learned as a tyke.

School days, school days,
Dear old golden rule days.
'Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic,
Taught to the tune of a hick'ry stick.
You were my queen in calico,
I was your bashful barefoot beau,
And you wrote on my slate,
'I love you, Joe,'
When we were a couple of kids.

http://www.kididdles.com/mouseum/s120.html
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-02-06 03:35 PM
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3. You're just jealous because Robb isn't one of them
:dunce:
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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-02-06 03:38 PM
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4. They used to teach them to chidren in Nawth Cahrlina
Readin' and Ritin' and the Road to Richmon'
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-02-06 03:46 PM
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5. Yeah, back when there were rebels in revolt against their rightful
representatives. :P
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