Couldn't happen to a nicer bloke.
Couldn't happen to a nicer bloke.
I have no idea, but my primary education started in German in the German system, transferred to BF in Libya, then when Dad left the Army I also had a short spell in an Italian school in Benghazi , I was sent to Boarding school in the U.K. so there was no real reason for me not to be entered. I still have no rational explanation other than I must have been an abysmal pupil. It is entirely possible.That's how I recall it. Similarly for applying for the Direct Entry schools.
You forgot the classic from Titus Andronicus:Some of his putdowns are pure class
His wit’s as thick as a Tewkesbury mustard - Henry IV
Go, prick thy face, and over-red thy fear, Thou lily-liver’d boy - Macbeth
Thou cream faced loon! - Macbeth
Must use the last one more often
I am thick as pigshit, and was even then, but as I self-identified as an intelligent bookworm I managed to get into Grammar school anyway.Shakespeare is not meant to be read, it should be heard.
And yes I did it with Chaucer at school and did not enjoy it.
@Excognito the excuse the left used to get rid of the 11+ was it favoured middle class pupils with books at home.
It actually favoured children with intelligent parent of any class who had books at home, and should be brought back for that reason.
I was fortunate in that I knew I didn't know it all so read anything I could get my hands one and worked it out later.Another downside to being self-taught is that the quality of the teacher can be a bit iffy, as they sometimes don't know what they're talking about and skip the basics.
"A sex-positive queer influencer".I’m posting this not so much for the content of the article (which largely re-confirms ,as if it were needed that the future is fcuked) but for the highly informative table of ‘’How to be cancelled by Gen Z’’.
For most of us here, it’s an excellent instruction manual and I shall be assidiously ensuring I ask every one of the fcukers about their sexual orientation and ordering a steak (though the skinny jeans might be a stretch (SWIDT?)).
Gen Z will cancel you if you…
● Ask about their sexual orientation
● Use a plastic straw
● Order a steak
● Wear skinny jeans
● Talk to them on iMessage instead of Instagram
● Don’t have BeReal
● Send them a winky or crying laughing face or a monkey face emoji
● Put a full stop at the end of your text
● Use cleansing wipes
● Get a balayage dip-dye
● Still like Harry Potter
● Make a heart shape with your hands in photos
● Love avocados
Oh right. Does she have an x-hamster page to prove it?trans: Lesbian slut.
Indeed, I still have some of the early ones, I think I have about 50 of them.We were a poor familly and every penny counted. Never enough money and mum often went without heat in the house during the day in winter to save a few bob.
About 1963 Dad started to buy Knowledge magazine this would have been a considered option for someone who checked the shopping price to the halfpenny. This was a sacrifice.
I devoured every issue, the artwork was superb.
Passed my 11 plus went to grammar school which entailed more sacrifice on the part of my parents.
Uniform e.t.c. I was a free school meals kid.
Set me up for life. But of course it only benefited middle class kids!!!!!
The destruction of the Grammar school system which benefited so many poor kids like me shows the left in it's true colours and to hell with the lot of them.
I still have all 216 copies of Knowledge, dad is gone, but as long as mum is around I will hang on to them.
A re-read as a retirement project might not be a bad idea.