Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Victorian humour ?

Cheethams Park & Nature Reserve
Stalybridge

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I have seen these many times in the past, and I had wondered what the inscriptions might mean. I took this set of pictures knowing I'd show them here on my blog once I found out what was wrote on them..

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ROMAE
AETERNAE
ET
FORTVNAE
REDVCI

I googled the above and came up with the following
To Fortune, who had brought him back to Eternal Roma

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So I thought well this one will soon be solved... and I googled it as well....

ARVB

BINGSTO

NEFORAS

SES

Nothing at all, did not find anything..... but as I was typing it in I noticed something and realised what it said.... have ago, see if you can come up with it.

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I will tell you what it says tomorrow if no body comes up with it...
ENJOY

17 comments:

KAZ said...

Ha Ha - I know.
Did you do that yourself Tom?

Tom said...

Hi Kaz
I have seen these loads of times and never noticed it before... I have since tried to find out about the posts, or inscription but drew a blank..... I laughed at this when I realised what it says. I googled that and it came up with an inscriptions from a 'Riddle Stone' from down south somewhere...

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I am not sure what it says. I tried several and found nothing. I never even found your Riddle Stone.

SandyCarlson said...

I'll be back, Tom. I hope the back of my brain works on this today and can come up with a little something.

RuneE said...

"A rubbing stone for asses"

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

RuneE got it. I saw the word stone but forgot the "V" is actually a "U" so I missed it.

Tom said...

Kaz was the first, and then Rune.... Those Victorians must have had a good laugh at this.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Tom: Aren't you the smart ass figuring it out.

Dimple said...

I'm glad Rune got it so I could laugh!

James said...

I love it! It's always good to start the day with a good laugh. :)

That's a nice reflection too.

imac said...

Great find, congrats to Rune, I could not find it also.

Tom said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and joining in.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love this one, Tom! And I always thought those Victorians were so straight laced!

Carletta said...

I looked at it until I got it only to find everyone else had too. :)
I got here to late.
It would have been hard but you said you noticed it typing so I put it in a line.
Thanks for the fun post Tom!

Carletta said...

I forgot to say what a neat reflection!

Tom said...

I am really pleased with with everyone joining in with this... I found it a great laugh when I noticed it and hoped you all would enjoy the posting.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I'd never have guessed that - trust Kaz to know - and Rune!