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"Because there was a shortage of widows in the castle, soldiers used a hole in the wall."

Part of a history essay

21

The percentage of three and four-year-olds enrolled in UK schools in 1970

"They're healfy, they got orange in the middle."

What a pupil told his teacher after saying he had eaten Jaffa Cakes for breakfast

65

The percentage of three and four-year-olds enrolled in UK schools in 2004

"Can I get away with wearing the long-shorts-over-tights look to work this winter?"

Twentysomething teacher

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