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- 22-05-2013, 09:09
Note to diary: "Bugger!"
- 21-05-2013, 22:08
It's the generalised course books I am complaining about. I will admit I know nothing about Czech - though we have a very good friend from our days in Italy who teaches at a Baha'i school there.
- 21-05-2013, 21:59
I think I get the drift of what you are saying, but I would love to know more about the circumstances - I really would. Perhaps we should move this to PMs away from the general discussion.
- 21-05-2013, 15:47
As I said the cash enabled them both to buy new laptops, books and a few celebratory pints, so better than nothing.
- 21-05-2013, 15:37
I'll stand by my opening paragraphs, too, so we'll have to agree to differ on that. I would not expect a non-Anglophone to give a paper in other than his/her mother tongue. If that language is not...
- 21-05-2013, 15:27
Two of my sons have been awarded Kitchener Scolarships. The cash certainly enabled them to update their laptops and buy necessary books, and still have a few beer vouchers over.
The award is not...
- 21-05-2013, 12:08
I quite agree, you do not need to master English to be able to communicate: but that is all you can do, and that given your interlocutor has a desire to make an effort to understand you without...
- 21-05-2013, 10:54
Have you any idea how arrogant that first par of yours makes you appear? 'Affectation', 'Pompous' !!! Hell's teeth!
By the way, I am toning down my response as I have no knowledge of who you are,...
- 21-05-2013, 09:19
Presumably there will be a Stalwart or two acting as safety craft, beer carriers.
- 21-05-2013, 09:17
Excuse the cut and paste from a previous post on another thread:
A young Master T - obviously doing the Norman Invasion in History at school - asked Grandfather "When William the Conqueror came...
- 21-05-2013, 09:00
Why should it irk you? If they have to expend the effort to learn English to a high standard, why should not Anglophones return the compliment?
It irks me to see job adverts from UK companies, for...
- 20-05-2013, 20:16
I have to admit I was teaching in la France profonde - vachement profonde - at Aurillac in the Cantal!
- 20-05-2013, 18:14
Both - for the lawnmower. It's a fair deal, I do the first parade, the wife mows the lawn.
- 20-05-2013, 18:08
Is that the same throughout France? If so, when did that change?
Certainly when I taught in France, it was Brit English. Texts in text books were based on the UK - unless, in classes Premiere and...
That was the one where the then-Defence Secretary, Fred Mulley, was caught on camera kipping - during the scramble. He must really have been knackered! IIRC he was also sitting next to HM at the time.
I was an in-patient at Rinteln not long before Trackpen Jun. was born there.
On the day I was released my (then) wife came in to visit and for an ante-natal appointment.
"Good news'" said I, when...
- 15-05-2013, 17:58
The Mail has changed the pic since the article first appeared this morning and taken the Cent off.
- 15-05-2013, 14:06
Bloody hilarious, though, on Bindon!!
- 15-05-2013, 13:08
Sabot! Tank on! On! Loaded ! Fire! Firing now! Shit where's that gone!
Meanwhile all eyes in the tower go skyward and the gunner starts rubbing his kidneys for having fired off the HESH scale!
- 13-05-2013, 18:11
Definitely one of those "Beat that, you bastards" moments! Outstanding.
- 12-05-2013, 14:53
Quite agree, but the point remains: do not be fooled into thinking in terms of "chip paper".
- 12-05-2013, 13:07
The point I was trying to make is that it is archived for a purpose, i.e. to be used again and again. It is not archived to be forgotten.
So, even if the information is incorrect, taken out of...
- 12-05-2013, 11:51
"Tomorrow's chip paper" on a public level, certainly. However, every story published is archived and cross-referred most efficiently. If there have been any legal shenanigans attached to the story,...
My son's school invested in a 3D printer some years ago: he used it as part of the IB Design & Technology course in 2007.
Of course, you're right. Just wasn't thinking straight. It was a C-5.
The C-17 can take an - one - M1. Having said that it seemed strange, to say the least, that at the beginning of Desert Shield, there were numerous CNN shots of M1s being off-loaded from C-17s in...
A former girlfriend was born at BMH Suez - now an Egyptian military hospital.
Exactly how we saw it 20+ years ago: and just to emphasise the big houses were all owned by the black brothers.
We were also told (by the people in the bar) that the shanties were in fact inhabited...
In February 1990, about three weeks before Mandela was 'officially' released, my wife and I spent a couple of weeks in South Africa as guests of Armscor.
One part of the visit, which we had...
We can't buy crumpets ready-made here, so make them ourselves. Delicious with gruyere butter and spread with Patum Pepperium (Gentleman's Relish).
It looks as if the ducal coronet is that of a Baron: the chicken on a stick chewing a lily looks to be the family crest of the A'Court-Holmes family.
In myfamilysilver.com, this is listed, under a...
- 05-04-2013, 21:34
See post #60 above.
Not to mention the mum and pair of rugrats crossing the road in front of the Harrier during the urban exercise sequence!
- 02-04-2013, 14:49
Sadly I am old enough to remember when it was standard practice to weigh pax and luggage together. Mind that was in the days when a flight from Heathrow to Malta took 8h, with a refuelling stop in...
Hadn't he just got off the boat from the US - same boat as Foyle? At least he was heading for the same Customs' shed as Foyle.
I have heard some PoWs were repatriated from Japanese camps via the US...
No pics show up. If you could post the pics, I'll have a look for you.
- 18-03-2013, 18:05
Away from Cyprus for a short moment, but the Italian Government pulled the same trick on all Italian bank accounts back in 1995 or 6. They snaffled 2% - if memory serves me correctly (but probably...
I hope it does, too, and before the current crop of top players have to stop playing at international level.
Signs that the game is developing well in Italy are there - and not just on the pitch:...
I have a technical broadcasting question:
Watching France v Scotland, on the Beeb, it seemed as if the whole atmosphere in the stadium was extremely flat, making the whole thing pretty boring.
Totally agree. We had a couple of cases of Wendy ball fan behaviour at our club in Italy. It was well and truly stamped on very quickly: and this while rugby was still relatively new in the area we...