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Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by missmunchie, May 24, 2019.
Why did they change the name?
Oops, I missed the thread at the top. I usually skip past all those pinned ones without looking.
What you can’t think why? Isn’t it obvious? Not to me either
Tomorrow, teaching Internationally?
Is it just me or does teaching overseas sound much more interesting and exciting than teaching abroad?
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.
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'
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!
Abroad means any other country, not just overseas countries
But surely, as Britain is an island, all other countries are overseas?
the word "overseas" doesn't refer to Europe though, does it. Its only over a tiny little channel
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.
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.
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
Its probably been used to many times on the Brexit thread to upset the Gammons
I self-identify as an overseas teacher. Don't label me TES!
We'll have all the oil.
And the EU.
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.
You'll only waste it all on Buckfast and sheep.
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!