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I Hate This Country

#1 User is offline   daddybear 

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:57 AM

I hate this country

Let me explain, I am a qualified electrician am married to a psychiatric nurse and have a 19 year old son who is struggling to get a start in life

The NHS is broken

Education is broken

Politics is broken

Government is pissing money down the drains

Nimbys have taken over the asylum

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:59 AM

Tell your son to start learning a foreign language and maybe consider doing a year in Europe doing TEFL or similar. My kids will both be doing private French lessons as soon as they hit Primary school.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:01 AM

French really

I would have thought German or Mandarin

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:08 AM

View Postdaddybear, on 27 February 2012 - 09:01 AM, said:

French really

I would have thought German or Mandarin


My thoughts as well.

Or maybe learn an Indian dialect.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:10 AM

View Postdaddybear, on 27 February 2012 - 09:01 AM, said:

French really

I would have thought German or Mandarin


Many Germans speak excellent English - I worked in Germany for 6 months (admittedly for IBM) and had no problem at work - even socially my schoolboy German got me by.

Besides, once you've learned one language it's easier to lean another - French is a romance language, which means it's related to Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian.

On top of which, regardless of how the GDP numbers may stack up, the French appear to have a better quality of life. I don't want my kids to move to China and live like an average Chinese person (notwithstanding China will probably look significantly different by the time they are old enough to be working).

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:13 AM

View Postdaddybear, on 27 February 2012 - 08:57 AM, said:

I hate this country

Let me explain, I am a qualified electrician am married to a psychiatric nurse and have a 19 year old son who is struggling to get a start in life

The NHS is broken

Education is broken

Politics is broken

Government is pissing money down the drains

Nimbys have taken over the asylum


you forgot about moaners
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Thoughts awe hame tak awa ma fear, Sweat an bluid hide ma veil awe tears

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

A relative of mine is teaching English privately without TEFL.

She was interviewed by the parents and teaches them on a one to one basis....more work coming in.

Is this illegal?

Or is TEFL just another piece of paper you pay 1000 for.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:18 AM

Spanish or Chinese. No point learning anything else.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:18 AM

View Postdaddybear, on 27 February 2012 - 08:57 AM, said:

I hate this country

Let me explain.......



please do......

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:18 AM

Fireman Sam in hot water

Apologies if this is already pposted but I listened to this being reported on the radio on the school run this morning.
You had better add me to both the "I hate this country" and "Rascist" lists.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:21 AM

View Postman o, on 27 February 2012 - 09:18 AM, said:

Fireman Sam in hot water

Apologies if this is already pposted but I listened to this being reported on the radio on the school run this morning.
You had better add me to both the "I hate this country" and "Rascist" lists.


No not at all, I forgot about that news story

BTW I am white christian male which probably puts me in the bottom 1% of those who should be listened to

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:21 AM

View Post57percent, on 27 February 2012 - 09:18 AM, said:

Spanish or Chinese. No point learning anything else.


What about Welsh?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:22 AM

View PostWhat, on 27 February 2012 - 09:10 AM, said:

Many Germans speak excellent English - I worked in Germany for 6 months (admittedly for IBM) and had no problem at work - even socially my schoolboy German got me by.

Besides, once you've learned one language it's easier to lean another - French is a romance language, which means it's related to Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian.

On top of which, regardless of how the GDP numbers may stack up, the French appear to have a better quality of life. I don't want my kids to move to China and live like an average Chinese person (notwithstanding China will probably look significantly different by the time they are old enough to be working).




Im (hopefully) in the process of getting back with my ex who lives in Beziers at the moment.
I won't need asking again to go over there permanently. Turned down the offer in the 90's. What a muppet.
Had a week in Paris with her in October. Mental.
I do wish i had better French.
I think the English have a perceived problem with the apparent femininity of the French language.
Especially chaps.

But nobody's gonna tell me the women aren't worth the effort.

This post has been edited by shindigger: 27 February 2012 - 09:23 AM

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:23 AM

View Post57percent, on 27 February 2012 - 09:18 AM, said:

Spanish or Chinese. No point learning anything else.

+1 Spanish

No tsure about the Chinese anymore. I've dealt with them a lot and would choose not to deal unless there were a very significant price difference which more recently seems to be much less the case.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:24 AM

I love it when the posters who moan about immigrants all the time also talk about their plans to emigrate.....
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