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<Cautiously and quietly creeps carefully to adit of adverb mine cunningly concealed behind heap of discarded gerunds, then courageously covers adverbs' escape hatch, permanently trapping them in a pile of past use-by dated participles.>
<Settles back contentedly with kiwifruit pie and Stumpy Scrumpy.>
<Despairingly recalls time when I also sprang to the stirrup and I galloped, he galloped, she galloped, we galloped, you galloped, they galloped, he, she or it will have been about to have had galloped and nobody thought to put Aix into the bleedin SatNav.>
<Waits for directions on side of road, listening to MP3 of bugles calling from sad shires.>
Oh, to be on a war horse and darting into the fray!!
Come my friends, oppose your sea of troubles and get your feet wet.
Worry not about a classical education. See what happened to the Greeks of 2500 years ago. They had a classical education and never invented the meat pie with tomato sauce, or the chiko roll, or the Yorkie Bar, or the tram.
So there are things to be said for a contemporary educaion.