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Yesterday teaching overseas, today teaching abroad

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by missmunchie, May 24, 2019.

  1. missmunchie

    missmunchie Occasional commenter

    Why did they change the name?
  2. missmunchie

    missmunchie Occasional commenter

    Oops, I missed the thread at the top. I usually skip past all those pinned ones without looking.
  3. PuRe

    PuRe Occasional commenter

    What you can’t think why? Isn’t it obvious? Not to me either ‍;)
    towncryer likes this.
  4. rideemcowboy

    rideemcowboy Occasional commenter

    Tomorrow, teaching Internationally?
    snitzelvonkrumm likes this.
  5. missmunchie

    missmunchie Occasional commenter

    Is it just me or does teaching overseas sound much more interesting and exciting than teaching abroad?
  6. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Its for when Scotland and Wales get their independence.

    But there again I don't know how the Celts can afford education once that English tax payers stop gifting them the gold coins.
  7. T0nyGT

    T0nyGT Lead commenter

    I guess if you live in Germany and move to Spain you're going abroad, but not overseas.

    But while semantically correct, I much prefer 'overseas'
  8. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    It may seem a trivial change but it has taken 47 million pounds, 6 years and 137 Oxford/Cambridge graduates to come up with this significant change.

    The word "Overseas" makes foreigners fell inferior to the British so had to be changed. The face of George Washington will be replaced on the One Dollar Bill by Hilary Clinton as Washington was a slave owning despot and Hilary hasn’t done anything with her life except lose a democratic vote. The British Museum will soon be renamed “The Depositary of Stolen World Heritage Artifacts That Should be Returned to Their Rightful Owners”.

    Maybe the word “Overseas” sums up Victorian images of men in Karki uniforms and pith helmets planting the British Flag in every corner of a foreign land as they sing the dubious verses of God Save The King/Queen. I would print the lyrics put would be made to sit on the naughty chair again!

    Just ordered my new Dictionary of Newspeak as it clearly has been updated, again!
    towncryer and missmunchie like this.
  9. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    Abroad means any other country, not just overseas countries
  10. Penny10p

    Penny10p Occasional commenter

    But surely, as Britain is an island, all other countries are overseas?
    towncryer and blueskydreaming like this.
  11. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    the word "overseas" doesn't refer to Europe though, does it. Its only over a tiny little channel
  12. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    That ”tiny little channel ” has help prevent any successful invasions by a foreign power since 1066! Britian had been invaded but never successfully since 1066 on several occasions!

    The emerald sea that in times of trouble acts like a moat has kept the Dutch, Spanish, French and Germans from invading Britain.

    The English Channel has placed in the British mindset that it is an island nation cut off from Europe since 1066.
  13. frogusmaximus

    frogusmaximus Occasional commenter

    It's an utterly bizarre chnage.

    Firstly why the need to change, hugely pedantic.

    Secondly, is it for the better? Everyone I know talks of working overseas and i've never ever heard anyone say they work abroad. Even the word 'abroad' is a mess of a word sounding as it does like some 1920's prohibition lingo when you may be taking 'a broad' wit you.

    In summary, utterly stupid. Time for someone to quit their job and seek pastures new if this is the result of their contribution.
  14. T0nyGT

    T0nyGT Lead commenter

    When I hear the word 'abroad' I think of smashed, shirtless ****** wrecking Magaluf

    And apparently the word m o r o n is now too offensive for TES
  15. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    Its probably been used to many times on the Brexit thread to upset the Gammons
    ed717 likes this.
  16. clovispoint

    clovispoint Occasional commenter

    I self-identify as an overseas teacher. Don't label me TES!

  17. amysdad

    amysdad Established commenter


    We'll have all the oil.

    And the EU.
    ed717 likes this.
  18. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Half the oil and gass is in the English sector of the North Sea and does the EU really want a **** poor bankrupt country to join the Soviet Socialist State of Europe.
  19. T0nyGT

    T0nyGT Lead commenter

    You'll only waste it all on Buckfast and sheep.
  20. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    The way the ”Wee Krankie” is going on Scotland Independence in 2020 and the English Tax Payers can have a party to celebrate a 15 Billion Pound Tax Cut!

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