Mr. Odd Balls From Oddsall

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Mr. O.D.B. All was quite an oddball – an odd – bod. He looked odd, he seemed odd, even his hair was odd. His job as an odd job man meant he came across the oddest odds and ends. His toolkit was a collection of various odds and sods. He only ever wore oddments when he was coming about doing odd jobs in case the odd thing splashed onto his overalls. He even wore odd socks. It naturally followed that the odds that Mr. O.D.B. All’s ball weren’t odd at at all were quite small since his oddballs had become so odd shaped bouncing on the odd wall. When all the other school kids were playing with footballs, Mr. O.D.B. All’s odd balls were so odd that they didn’t roll about at all. On Mr. O.D.B. All’s snooker table, his odd balls fit firmly into square holes and he never won at tennis because his balls didn’t add up to much at all. His cricket bat and ball were not only odd but small. What do you think Mr. O.D.B. All’s favourite food was – “Cod, of course, you clod !”.

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Add An “Odd” OR “Od” Ball Spelling Game

Can you add “odd” OR “od” into these words or phrases to make them complete ? Which should it be ?

S***EN

TR***EN

S***


C***


M***ERN

R***

PL***

***MENTS

***DITY

***EST

C***E

R***E

 

SHOUT THE ***S

*** JOB MAN


*** MENT

**** MAN

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Odds & Evens

Look at the following list of numbers  – circle the odd ones.

66    20   5   90   81   42    92   7   22   58

10    19   23   30   56   99   25   74   12   8

3   56   89   40   84   2   11   9   12   14   7

343   34   79   23   67   85   7   45   60   1

20   28   30   80   105   90   15   68    9  

32   5   80   9   56   100   70   80   99  3  

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Odd One Out !

Which is the odd one out in the following group of things and why ?

1. cod, trout, apple (because two are … and one is )

2. Sunday Times, The Express, Bella magazine  (because two are … and one is … )

3. Pen, pencil, paper  (because two are … and one is … )

4. Six, a, seven  (because two are … and one is … )

5. Ring, necklace, shirt (because two are … and one is … )

6. Christmas, Eid, Ramadan (because two are … and one is … )

7. Boeing 747, helicopter, Jumbo jet (because two are … and one is … )

8. Potato, carrot, strawberry (because two are … and one is … )

9. Ham, cheese, potato (because two are … and one is … )

10. Chrysanthemum, daffodil, lettuce (because two are … and one is … )

11. Cheese, milk, bread (because two are … and one is … )

12. A, F, Z (because two are … and one is … )

13. 2, 5 , 3 (because two are … and one is … )

14. Blyton, Yeats, Beethoven (because two are … and one is … )

15. Corgi, cocker spaniel, budgerigar(because two are … and one is … )

16. The New Louvre, The Pyramids, The London Eye (because two are … and one is … )

17. L’Arc de Trimphe, Pompidou Centre, Buckingham Palace (because two are … and one is … )

Answers :

1. apple (because two are fish and only one is fruit)

2. Bella (because two are newspapers and only one is a magazine)

3. Paper (because two are used to write and only one is written on)

4. a (because two are numbers and only one is a letter)

5. Shirt (because two are jewelry and only one is an item of clothing)

6. Christmas (because two are Muslim festivals and only one is Christian)

7. Helicopter (the only one with rotas, not wings)

8. Strawberry (because two are vegetables and only one is fruit)

9. Potato (the other two are used on sandwiches)

10. Lettuce (the only salad vegetable – the other two are flowers)

11. Bread (the other two are dairy products produced from milk) 

12. Z (the only letter that doesn’t denote a musical note)

13. 3 (the only non – denominator of 10)  that 

14. Beethoven (the only composer, the other two are writers)

15. Budgerigar (the only bird, the other two are breeds of dog)

16. London Eye (the only circular construction)

17. Buckingham Palace (two are Paris – based and only one is in London)

© Jacqueline Richards 2005

Answers :
SODDEN
TRODDEN
SOD
COD
MODERN
ROD
PLOD
ODDMENTS
ODDITY
ODDEST
CODE
RODE
SHOUT THE ODDS
ODD JOB MAN
ODDMENT
ODDSMAN

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