The Pickering Post
Thursday, 20th September 2018

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Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


The middle name “S” in US Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Harry S. Trueman both stood for what name?

Billy B................nothing, just an S


After the unusual birth of Chang Bunker and Eng Bunker in 1811 in Thailand they became the first brothers to be known as ……. ….. ?

What legal term means, “under penalty”?

What did William Young invent in 1800?


The song in 'the Horse Soldiers' sung by the cavalrymen refers to Grant as Ulysses "Simpson' Grant. So I never really doubted it was anything but Simpson.

Like Homer J Simpson. Finds out his middle initial is for Jay




Bit like having the name John Smith that sounds rather plain so John renames himself Creighton-Smith . I've read somewhere that Trumans middle "S" initial was after a his mothers maiden name or an uncle etc...but I think in general its taken as just sounded good....with Grant it was a "typo"...and it stuck...but yes....basically nothing....

General U.S. Grant was nicknamed 'Unconditional Surrender' Grant.

Nothing. Sounded good. A certain amount of 'wank' value.

Robert S. McNamara once told is soon to be wife, three or four times in a single conversation that his middle name was STRANGE
She kept insisting that she didn't care, she just wanted him to tell her what it was !

Now Who was on first again ?

No name, it was just a mistake in both instances.


That's it just S