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Could England be a bit more American ?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by JL48, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

  2. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    We already have far too many nasty American imports from McDonald's to Bonking Johnson. No more please.
     
  3. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Easy rhetoric, not much to argue with unless you're the current Ed Sec.
    Will anything actually change in the dark corners?
     
    neddyfonk likes this.
  4. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    Gee folks, guess I am not from the land of restricted vocabulary. I do not eat weaners, cookies or jello. I am never 'sick' because I always specify what ails me. I do not need to carry a gun for protection or pay for health care.
    Anyone know what American values translates into nowadays with regards education ?
     
    tonymars likes this.
  5. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    Another nasty American import is the TES spell check. Why can't we have an English spell check?
     
  6. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    I just love the passion. It seems to have been (understandably) drummed out of English teachers at the moment.
     
  7. JaquesJaquesLiverot

    JaquesJaquesLiverot Established commenter

    The spelling checker is in the browser, so you've configured yours incorrectly.
     
  8. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    How can I change it?
     
  9. moscowbore

    moscowbore Lead commenter

    Yes. More bleached chicken, more steroidal beef and more tasteless "beer" which will leave you sober and hungover. Thats what we need.
     
  10. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    I've managed to change it. It's American by default and not very obvious how to change it to English.
     
  11. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    But she's a politician, not a teacher. I bet that kid never meets the newly appointed Education Secretary.
     
  12. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    She was an educator
     
  13. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    Yes, Sulphur existed long before the illiterati called it Sulfur. Cheques obviously do not exist in the USA and they maximize the confusion by selectively swapping z for s.
     
  14. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    My father, who had met American servicemen in Germany, at the end of War and just afterwards, had a pithy phrase to describe them, (which i daresay this site's filters will not let me type): 'Mother-f***ing sweet potatoes'.
     

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