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Everyone (okay, *most* people) has a party trick or little piece of skill they can pull out when they need to show off. Tell us how you impressed everyone (then drove away in your Honda Accord), or alternatively how you fell flat on your face.

(, Thu 14 May 2015, 17:24)
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Somehow I have this skill. How I got it I don't know. Anyway something I can do is this. Making acrostic poems, you remember them from school? But it's not really anything I usually boast about. Ordinarily it's even something to be embarrassed about. I find them fun to do though, and make up examples all the time, just for my own amusement. Sometimes in the car my mind drifts off and the words just come to me. At least it amuses me. What use it it to anyone else I don't know. Any skill with words, if you're not a poet or headline writer or whatever, is really just for your own amusement, no-one else is likely to be impressed. No? Killing time doing it is better than Candy Crush Saga, I always think. Empty time filled. Result.
(, Fri 15 May 2015, 9:54, 16 replies)
Rapists. Oboes. Bees.
Farts. Anal. Iridescence ...
(, Fri 15 May 2015, 10:10, closed)

(, Fri 15 May 2015, 10:23, closed)
Unusual talent you have there.
Perhaps you could put it to good use.
Somehow I doubt it, but might be worth a try.
Ever yours,
(, Fri 15 May 2015, 10:25, closed)

(, Fri 15 May 2015, 10:32, closed)
I used to do this kind of thing
Across the first letter of each paragraph of an essay at univeristy, for example. Going down the left hand side of each page it was possible to spell out a message for a keen-eyed lecturer. Reading them in order was sometimes a little obvious so if I knew the person marking it had spotted one of my acrostics before I'd try something different. Every other paragraph, maybe. Equally fun.
(, Fri 15 May 2015, 10:42, closed)

(, Fri 15 May 2015, 11:06, closed)
Speaking as someone who's marked his fair share of essays,
if I spotted something like that I'd deduct 10 marks for smartarsery.
(, Fri 15 May 2015, 13:13, closed)
I don't know what acrostic means
and none of you have made it interesting enough for me to Google it.
(, Fri 15 May 2015, 13:28, closed)
I'll only be impressed
if you can rig this week's popular page so that it spells out "ROB MANUEL IS NOW UNEMPLOYED"
(, Fri 15 May 2015, 13:37, closed)

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