11th February 2000 at 00:00
* My Year 7 class had been introduced to alliteration two weeks before and now it appeared by chance in the class poem we were writing.

"Who remembers what we call this - when two or more words together in a piece of writing begin with the same letter?" Jason looked at me with the confidence his undoubted ability often gave him.

Too late I saw the glint in his eye.

"Coincidence?" BARBARA TILBROOK.

* I was invigilating during the GCSE mocks, andwent over to Lucy who had her hand up at the start of an exam.

"Do I put my middle name where it says 'centre name'?" PETER RANSOM.

* While out walking with a friend and her dog - a 16-year-old mongrel - we met a four-year-old girl and her father walking their dog.

The child turned to my friend and said: "You've got a nice dog."

"He's an old codger," replied my friend.

"Ours is a collie-cross," she replied.


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