How can you divide six apples among seven hungry people?
Make an apple pie.
What is it that is sometimes with a head and sometimes without a head?
What chews meat before you can eat it?
How many lions can enter an empty cage?
Can you say, what was the highest mountain on Earth before Mount Everest was discovered?
How many times can
you subtract the number 5 from
Can you rearrange the letters in the words "new door" to make one word?
* He can speaks English very well.
* My brother can to swim very well.
I can smell it. Canít you?
Can I ask a question?
Can I change this?
Is it a colour I can wear?
If You are Tall or Thin:
You can wear bright colours.
If You are Plump:
Do not wear very bright colours. Do not wear very short skirts Ė an extra inch in length can make hips look two inches slimmer.
Everyone can learn to knit!
Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about
him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some
point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any
point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does
not get off the bicycle he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey
through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things.
William Golding (1911-93), British author. "Utopias and Antiutopias," address, 13 Feb. 1977, to Les Anglicistes, Lille, France (repr. in A Moving Target, 1982).
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