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Brummie Millionaire English Teacher

Discussion in 'Personal' started by shakes16, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. shakes16

    shakes16 New commenter

  2. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

  3. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Lead commenter

    Brilliant. Well down Mr R.
    The lovely comments from his pupils!
     
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  4. shakes16

    shakes16 New commenter

    @LondonCanary No, if you look at the link I posted, a mother who has a son at Mr R's school tweeted a congratulatory message and I could not stop laughing at her message.
     
  5. install

    install Star commenter

    Well done to that teacher.

    Its great to see his students are so happy for him too.
     
  6. shakes16

    shakes16 New commenter

    You have completely missed it. Now I might start laughing again. LOL
     
  7. shakes16

    shakes16 New commenter

    OK let me explain seeing as 238 people have viewed this yet only a few have commented. The mother tweeted her congratulatory message to the Catholic school in Birmingham where Mr R, their son's English teacher, teaches. However, her English is so badly written I could not stop laughing that he is their English teacher. There are 5 mistakes in one tweet or one sentence. I just find it extremely funny.
     
  8. shakes16

    shakes16 New commenter

    "...my son is proud you WAS his English Teacher." LOL. Brummie mums.
     
  9. install

    install Star commenter

    Your message is a little confusing imho.

    Are you laughing at a parent's writing in a tweet, even though the parent is trying to be kind?

    And

    Are you then actually laughing at all 'mums' in a very big city based on one tweet?

    Many texts and tweets these days are written without using the rules of grammar and spelling.
     
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  10. shakes16

    shakes16 New commenter

    No I was just laughing at her tweet only because obviously you WAS his English Teacher (spelled with a capital T) is not written without the rules of grammar and spelling. She just thinks WAS goes with you, Also as she was writing to her son's English teacher, couldn't she have at least written it in perfect English? Anyway, you do not seem to see the funny side of this at all and it most definitely is not confusing in the very slightest. You just felt emotional about her lovely tweet to the school and his English teacher. Another mum wrote a long letter on here recently about her son who know one knows from Adam and the trouble maker with the Chinese symbol avatar said basically go away. LOL.
     
  11. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    Since we are into pedantry, may I point out that Mr Robinson won £500,000 (well done him!) and therefore is not a millionaire, as is asserted in the thread title.
     
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  12. shakes16

    shakes16 New commenter

    Erm...sorry I was not being pedantic in the slightest. You do not see the funny side either.

    And Millionaire is correct but I am not telling you why. Think for yourself because you are not finding the funny side of this tweet. Please tickle yourself or something to make yourself laugh. It is Monday tomorrow and you'll be back at work.
     
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    Thanks but...your reaction rings alarm bells imho:

    Firstly, It assumes a parent should tweet in perfect English. Secondly, It tries to make fun of a parent whom it seems cannot write in perfect English. Thirdly, it tries but fails to ridicule all 'mums' in a big city .

    Do you expect all texts and tweets to be written in perfect English? And do you judge all parents in this manner?
     
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  14. install

    install Star commenter

    Exactly. Agree completely.
     
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  15. shakes16

    shakes16 New commenter

    Sorry, you do not see the funny side. You are making wrong assertions about me because of the way YOU are thinking not me. Sorry, I was just having a laugh. If you can't see the funny side, don't comment.
    Thanks.

    No, Millionaire is absolutely correct. You are teachers?
     
  16. install

    install Star commenter

    Having a laugh and what people laugh at often reveals more about us than we realise. It may for example reveal a prejudice or stereotype that we have and which through our laughter we wrongly spread. And when people don't see the funny side it would be wrong not to hear and listen why that may be imho..

    Some types of laughter and comments encourage others to pick on a group of people. And that for me isn't funny at all.
     
  17. shakes16

    shakes16 New commenter

    Sorry but you are just being too cynical for me. I can laugh at irony if I want. Irony used to be all over the British TV years ago in sitcoms such as Fawlty Towers and Mrs Bouquet
    Thanks.
     
  18. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Oh the irony...
     
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