What’s In That Book?

I haven’t participated in a meme for a long time but Zac posted one I thought was kind of cool, so I’ll give it a lash.

  1. Grab the nearest book. (Don’t you dare dig for that cool or intellectual book in your closet) Or anything with words and enough pages to complete this task. You remember books, those thin strips of dead trees that have lots of words printed on them bound together down 1 side. People used to have them before eBooks and digital paper.
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.

There are legal constraints, regulatory constraints and constraints imposed by distribution systems. There may be constraints of time and constraints of price. The constraints may be constant or they may be changing.

The above came out of an Edward de Bono book named Thinking Course.

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  1. ‘Don’t be cheeky, Ima, or you’ll taste my stick. We can only afford chicken twice a year, and I had to dress this one myself, so you’ll consider yourself lucky.’
    ‘Is it wearing a dress, Mum?’ asked little Ima.
    ‘No, I mean I had to kill and draw and pluck and truss and stuff this one myself. I’ve made a sauce from the giblets, Myrtle, using your recipe.’

    From “Lost for Words – Australia’s lost language in words and stories” by Hugh Lunn, 2006.

    A book that captures some of the colourful, candid lingo of everyday Australia from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

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