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I had a lot of fun writing this riddle, I think it's probably still on the easier side, but hopefully people enjoy it.

My First is, oh my, a talking horse!
My Second is You, but shorter of course.
My Third is elemental, good for your bones.
My Fourth is a drink which goes well with scones.
My Fifth is a moon, of a giant, who knew?
My Last is a direction, cardinal, true.

Put me together and what do you find?
The path to knowledge, and advancing ones mind.


For those up in the north of the UK - you're going to have to fight your natural pronunciation instincts if you want it to rhyme properly! :)

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    $\begingroup$ bones and scones, really? It's an affront to my Britishness $\endgroup$ – Taazar Jan 27 at 12:39
  • $\begingroup$ Haha - I did feel a bit guilty about that @Taazar - but it seems a bit more complex than simply US vs UK English - even in Britain people seem to pronounce it both ways... $\endgroup$ – Johnson Jan 27 at 19:28
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The answer is:

EDUCATION

My First is, oh my, a talking horse!

Mister Ed was a US TV sitcom about a talking horse.

My Second is You, but shorter of course.

i.e. U, text-speak for 'You'.

My Third is elemental, good for your bones.

i.e. Ca, the elemental symbol for calcium, which is 'good for your bones'.

My Fourth is a drink which goes well with scones.

This is 'tea', or T phonetically.

My Fifth is a moon, of a giant, who knew?

Io is one of the Galilean moons of Jupiter.

My Last is a direction, cardinal, true.

This is N, short for the cardinal direction, North.

Put me together and what do you find?
The path to knowledge, and advancing ones mind.

Altogether we get Ed + U + Ca + T + Io + N, i.e. Education - 'the path to knowledge, and advancing one's mind'...

As for the title:

Education and school go hand-in-hand, of course (well, as long as your school is any good!) :)

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  • $\begingroup$ Some solid solving skills Stiv, superb! $\endgroup$ – Johnson Jan 26 at 21:52

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