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Birchwood High School
Bishops Stortford

Raring to go!
We are all looking forward to Friday when we will see the books for the first time. Wonder if there will be biscuits...............
Posted on: 21 May 2009



Cosmic
Liam Digby is very tall. He's too big to be a little boy, but too young to be a grown-up. Being tall has its perks Liam can get into the off-licence, which is Strickly no unaccumpanid children ender eny circumstances, and he can go on all the best rides at the fun fair. But it also has its downsides. People forget that he is only twelve, they expect him to act like a responsible adult. Then Liam wins a competition to go to Infinity Park, a top secret, brand new theme park. The only problem is, it's a prize for father and child, and Liam's fairly sure his Dad won't want to go, especially after Liam spent several hours on the phone, against his Dad's instructions, to enter it............................................................... There is a taster for those who havent read it yet. M4d Bl0g P0st3r
Posted on: 21 May 2009



1337 Update
Here is the definition and 12 steps to becoming a 1337 speaker LEET (1337) is a written language or cipher used in online gaming, e-mails, text messaging, and other electronic communication. The root of the term "leet" is the word "elite"--translated as 31337--and 1337 was initially developed as an exclusionary language: a way to encode text so that messages could only be read by the initiated. The defining characteristic of 1337 is substitution of symbols and numbers for letters (for example, in the term "1337," 1=L, 3=E and 7=T), but the language has also developed to include intentional misspellings, phonetic spelling, and new words. If you want to familiarize yourself with 1337, or if you're just curious about it, this article will explain the basics of how to read and write in this everchanging language. Keep an open mind. Like all languages, 1337 isn't static. Reading 1337 can be difficult and the language may not always appear to make sense, especially since new words, random capitalizations and alternate spellings proliferate. You can learn basic guidelines for 1337, but there are no rules, and individuals alter the language to suit their own needs. It is important to keep in mind, however, that the same can be said for any language. All languages are living and changing; 1337 is simply very alive and changing quickly. Think of the symbols as shapes and not as their meanings. For example, a 5 looks a bit like an S, as does a $, so either of these symbols (among others) could be substituted for an S. When writing in 1337, you can follow guidelines such as those below, you can use the same substitutions of symbols for letters that you see other people using, or you can make up your own substitutions. Combine two or more symbols and numbers to make single letters, such as |= for F or |3 for B. Again, you will find some frequently-used combination substitutions, but don't be afraid to be creative when you're writing, and don't be discouraged if you come across something unfamiliar when you're reading. Pay attention to context. If you can't figure out the meaning of a symbol, try to guess its meaning based on the letters (symbols) around it. This is a bit like playing hangman or Wheel of Fortune: you try to figure out the missing letter or letters by looking at the surrounding letters. The same can be said of whole words. If a word doesn't make sense, you might not be translating it right, or it might be unfamiliar slang. Try to guess its meaning by looking at adjacent words or the sentence which contains the word. Familiarize yourself with common phonetic replacements. In addition to symbol-for-letter replacement, 1337 can include letters which substitute for other letters, sounds or words. For instance, f = ph, cks = xx, s = z or r = are. This practice is certainly not unique to 1337--you don't have to be a 1337$p34|<3r (leetspeaker) to figure out the phrase "i luv u." Brace yourself for flagrant misspellings. Some, such as "kewl" (for "cool") are phonetic replacements, while others such as "teh" (for "the), or "ownt" and "pwned" (for "owned") have just grown into the language as an inside joke. Other variations, such as omission of vowels, are also common. "Creative" spelling is just part of 1337. Learn new grammatical structures. 1337 users often deviate from standard English grammatical structures, and they have invented some grammatical devices of their own. For example, the suffix "0rz" can be added to a word to make it plural or to add emphasis, as in "r0xx0rz" for "rocks," where "r0xx" would substitute for "rocks". Another common suffix is "3d," used to indicate the past tense such that "rocked" becomes "r0xx0r3d," as is "7h47 r0xx0r3d" ("that rocked"). It has also become something of a convention to change verbs to nouns by preceding the verb with "the" or, especially, "teh." Embrace acronyms. Though technically just chat-speak, the use of acronyms and abbreviations is common in 1337. There are a tremendous number of acronyms used in electronic communication, among them BTW ("by the way"), TTYL ("talk to you later"), and the ubiquitous LOL (generally meaning "laugh out loud"). Even the meaning of unfamiliar acronyms will probably become obvious if the letters are examined in context, for example ROFLBBQCOPTER ("ROFLBBQCOPTER") or ROFLB52BOMBER ("ROFLB52BOMBER"), and you can always make your own. Expand your vocabulary. Though most of the "new" words in 1337 are simply misspellings of English words ("taht", for example, or "pwn"), some are actually new coinages, such as "nooblet"--this could be written, for example, as "n008137"--which denotes a "noobie," or the 'newguy' |\|3\/\/|3 (newb) someone new to 1337 or something else. The best way to learn the vocabulary is to read a lot of 1337. Adapt to inconsistency. Sometimes, you'll see people with 1337 "skillz," sometimes you'll see "5k1||5," and sometimes "$c1llz0r3d." Sometimes all three will be the same person writing in the same passage. There is a lot of inconsistency in 1337--get used to it. cApItalizE at random. Random capitalization is arguably an integral part of 1337. Some writers employ a consistent method, such as capitalizing all letters except vowels or only ending letters, but many simply capitalize letters (where they are not replaced by symbols), whenever they want.. Practice reading 1337 and study the chart below. The only way to really learn 1337 is to absorb it by reading and writing a lot of it. If you read through 1337 $|o3/-\|< |=/-\57 3|\|0U9|-| u
Posted on: 20 May 2009



MATHS PWNZ0R5
Solve the equation x2 - 9x + 20 = 0 Solution First, factorise the quadratic equation x2- 9x + 20 = 0 Find two numbers which add up to 9 and multiply to give 20. These numbers are 4 and 5. (x - 4) (x - 5) = 0 Now find the value x so that when these brackets are multiplied together the answer is 0. This means either (x - 4) = 0 or (x - 5) = 0 So x = 4 or x = 5. You can check these answers by substitutuing 4 and 5 in to the equation: x2- 9x + 20 Substituting 4 gives: 42 - 9 4 + 20 = 16 - 36 + 20 = 0 Substituting 5 gives: 52 - 9 5 + 20 = 25 - 45 + 20 = 0
Posted on: 20 May 2009



Why?
Why are we posting on the blog? Its not like anyone is going to read it! O well who cares
Posted on: 20 May 2009



13!
Wow Cosmic has 13 votes for the best cover!?!?!?!? well there you go.
Posted on: 20 May 2009



Did you KNOW?
The first McDonald's restaurant opened for business in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featured the McHaggis sandwich. Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water. Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas. Centuries ago, purchasing real estate often required having one or more limbs amputated in order to prevent the purchaser from running away to avoid repayment of the loan. Hence an expensive purchase was said to cost "an arm and a leg." Well that was some AMAZING facts from your favourite blogger, M4d bl0g p0st3r
Posted on: 20 May 2009



Re: Important Information
Paige's earlier post entitled "Important information" has one mistake! We are not "lovely people" well except me of course. Anyway ma N0082, M4d Bl0g P0st3r out
Posted on: 20 May 2009



Half-term Happenings!
So my fellow book homies. Half-term in a few days :-P. So what is everyone upto over the holiday's????
Posted on: 20 May 2009



Half-term Happenings!
So my fellow book homies. Half-term in a few days :-P. So what is everyone upto over the holiday's????
Posted on: 20 May 2009



Paige your post is magical trevor 4 not 3 3pic r0f1 f4i1!!!

Posted on: 20 May 2009



Magical Trevor lyrics 3
Magical Trevor is back once again, he's doing tricks that will DRIVE YOU INSANE! How does he do them? I wanna know! Aaahhh...he's got a magical toe! Start at the gig, here comes a pig, look at Trev's toe. It's starting to glow.. What will he's trick be? Don't let that pig pee. OH MY WHAT HAPPENED? Trev summoned the Kracken! Trev is causing havock. If I'm not mistaken his face is a haddock. Cheer up pig don't you cry....there's special offer on fish pie! (REPEAT ALL ONCE AGAIN) paigey x x x x
Posted on: 20 May 2009



Magical Trevor Song!
M4d Bl0g P05t3r has deleted his own post due to patience issues...currently recieving help... 3pic f4i1, roflolmao, rolfcopters soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi soi
Posted on: 20 May 2009



Magical Trevor Song!
Everyone loves Magical Trevor, coz the tricks that he does are ever so clever. look at him now disappearing the cow, where is the cow, hidden right now, every knows that the trick is clever. Look at him there with his leathery leathery make the magic happen with a little flick. Yeah yeah, yeah the cow is back, yeah yeah,back from his magical journey. What did he see, in the parallel dimension? he saw beans lots of beans lots of beans lots of beans lots of beans, yeah beans lots of beans lots of beans yeah yeah!
Posted on: 20 May 2009



OMG!
You heard it here first people! All the biccies are GONNNEEEE!!!!! I am not actually that suprised! paigey x x x x
Posted on: 20 May 2009



1337 5p34k 73x7
can u translate this??? h3110 n0082 0nc3 4g4in, u 411 5uck 50 b4d, h4h4h4h4h4h4h4. 3pic win2 ftw!!! M4d Bl0g P05t3r 0ut
Posted on: 20 May 2009



5 biccys and counting!!! muwhahahaha!

Posted on: 20 May 2009



Important Information!
For everyone who has read our previous posts....it seems like we go on about food! Just some information to clear any things up: We are not all fat, We do not smell (well some of us) :), And... just cos we like food does not mean we like food......umm...hold on.....i'm confuzzled! :s Well anyway.....we are all lovely people! paigey x x x x
Posted on: 20 May 2009




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Posted on: 20 May 2009



You evil person!
Ok, so there are 2 biccies left, but one has raisins in and i don't like raisins and the other one is just plain. For everyone who knows me...i do not do plain! I go over the top with EVERYTHING! paigey x x x x x
Posted on: 20 May 2009



Haha Paige
i have eaten 4 biscuits! MUwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah....*choke*..haaa.......... Anyway there is like 2 left so you can have them, unless the others get them first. M4d Bl0g P05t3r out
Posted on: 20 May 2009



Piggies
SOME PEOPLE have taken all the biscuits! I went to get one and they were almost all gone! Some people took about 4 or 5 and i have only had one! All the best ones were gone aswell and now i am really hungry! S.O.S - PAIGE NEEDS BISCUITS URGENTLY! PREFERABLY CHOCOLATE! THANK YOU! paigey x x x x x
Posted on: 20 May 2009



Chocolate Animal Update
Hey, M4d Bl0g P05t3r here N3rds earlier post about our Animal shortage has been resolved with a fresh new batch at the beginning of this week. Although sadly being the greedy ______ i am, i have eaten all but one packet ;-) M4d Bl0g P05t3r out :-)
Posted on: 20 May 2009



Ooops
Sorrry bout posting it 4 times, the computer took too long to go through and we were impatients and pressed it too many times.
Posted on: 13 May 2009



Group Status
Currently me and Katherine are having a war about what our status should be! Katherine thinks it should be something about scottish stuff whereas i think that people will then think we are from scotland! But we ARE NOT! So we are still undecided!
Posted on: 13 May 2009



Very funny.
M4d Bl0g P05t3r has deleted your post!
Posted on: 13 May 2009



Very funny.
M4d Bl0g P05t3r has deleted your post!
Posted on: 13 May 2009



Very funny.
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Posted on: 13 May 2009



Very funny.
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Posted on: 13 May 2009



Chocolate Animal Shortage
Ahhhhh!!! We are in a crisis situation!!! We have officially run out of Cadbury's Mini Animals! >:0 Please send donations to the Birchwood Chocolate Mini Animals Fund. Thanking you in advance, N3RD
Posted on: 13 May 2009



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