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Added April 2015 The history of the English language
FOUR FUN ACTIVITIES:
WORD QUIZZES AND PUZZLES:
More Quizzes Three of a kind: Clothing, food, words with 'elp', oddments
Six more puzzles Misfits, Odd One Out, Middle Meddles
CREATIVE SEEING INTERPRET AND EXPLAIN:
A COMPLETE MINI-COURSE IN CREATIVE WRITING:
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING:
Purple prose ...
ADVANCED GUIDANCE AND REFERENCE PAGES
WORDS IN HISTORY, HISTORY IN WORDS:
Only one rhinoceros: Will's wide word web All about Shakespeare.
DRAGONS AND OTHER UNPEOPLE
WORDS FROM THE ANCIENT PAST & ECHOES OF THE ANCIENT GODS
PROVERBS AND SAYINGS
A BIT OF NONSENSE
Alas, poor Charlotte (silly poems just for fun)
FOR TEACHERS REPRINTS OF SOME PUBLISHED PAPERS
If you would like to see some of brian's personal photos, taken in several countries, click here
Last edited on 09-Apr-2015
THE BRAIN RUMMAGER
Welcome to Brian Barratt's English language website
for creative kids, gifted and talented students
& all people with enquiring minds!
A HUGE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES IN
ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CREATIVITY, WRITING,
THINKING & GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Rummage around theres a lot in here...
... spoonerisms; word puzzles; plurals; words with one than one meaning (homonyms); words that sound the same (homophones); anagrams; words with ie in them; your dictionary; written expression; quizzes; creative thinking; creative writing; crossword puzzles; strange pictures; Aesop's Fables; Shakespeare's English; fractal thinking; an ET hamburger; weird creatures; the Mandelbrot fractal; proverbs and sayings; dragons; the Unpeople behind the dark; curious words and spellings; 17th century books; The First Folio of Shakespeare; letters of the alphabet; potions and spells; the Seven Wonders of the World; thinking skills; nonsense verse; and much, much more.
Many schools & educational websites round the world have linked to The Brain Rummager. Please add it to your Links and Bookmarks/Favourites!
What others have said about this website...
'Entertaining as well as educational.'
'A cornucopia of info, hints, tips.'
'Eclectic and fascinating.'
'A treasure house.'
Brian Barratt has had over half a century of professional experience with books and Education. He has been a bookseller, editor, publisher, author of schoolbooks, private tutor in English and thinking skills, class tutor in creative writing for adults, writing group leader in several schools, mentor to gifted students, judge of many writing competitions, regular writer on the Net, and curriculum editor for Australian national Tournament of Minds... among other things. He has writers, printers, bookbinders and booksellers in his ancestry since the 1700s.
He is a moderately/severely hearing handicapped (that's a politically correct way of saying very deaf) elderly gentleman who, since 1936, has lived and worked in four countries, in this order: England, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Australia. He's lived in Melbourne since 1971.
SOME FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
There are about 140 activity and information pages and over 380 working files.
There are nearly 3,000 internal links to help you move around.
There are over 200 pictures.
There are links to The Brain Rummager on about 100 other websites in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Britain.
Over one-third of visitors are in Australia.
Nearly one-third are in the USA
About 11% are in the UK.
About 7% are in New Zealand.
There are no pop-ups or advertisements. This is a free service to schools, teachers, students and lovers of words, with no commercial interests.
Please send your comments on how you use this website.
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First version created by Brian Barratt September 2002.
This version April 2005.
Additions May, June, July 2005, March, April, May 2006.
Modifications July, October 2006, May 2008.
Home page & Index revised 19221/6/09. New sections added 2428/6/09. Updates 6/7/09, 17/7/09.
Home page revised 7/10/09, 2/10/10. Major additions 10/10/10. Modifications 1315/10/10
New section 11/11/10. Modifications 13/11/10. Revisions 4/4/2015.