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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
27 September 2012
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My French teacher isn't like that so they can't all be.

She's just mad.

Once last year, somebody in my class cut their finger and because they were talking about it instead of listening to what the teacher was saying, she ran out of the class and up the corridor screaming ''Somebody call an ambulance. She's going to die of blood loss!''

I'm not joking.

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27 September 2012
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Im sure there are some very nice French teachers, there must be.

 

However here's a true story. Was in a Foundation French class (the lowest rung possible) at school about 16/17 years ago and there was This Boy who had been off for 2 to 3 weeks for some legit reason but didnt particulary like French and so there was a tension between him and the female teacher (her mentioned above who seemed to hate anyone who couldnt speak French). We are having a revision class where the teacher would go around asking you questions which you had to answer in French having learnt the replies but the guy hadnt been in so didnt have a clue what the answers were to the questions. The teacher didnt believe he didnt know them and refused to believe he had been off and it got into a heated arguement, at first between the two but quickly with some other pupils who backed him up that he had been absent however the teacher still refused to listen. This went on for about 10 minutes before the teacher stormed out, got the Head French Teacher to take over, and refused to teach the class again.  

 

One of the highlights of the year that was. brian-epstein

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27 September 2012
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I had perfectly adequate French teachers, I just wasn't very good at speaking it.

I can understand what people are saying, but that isn't very useful unless they are monologuing.

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27 September 2012
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My choice to continue in French classes in high school (even though I don't have to anymore and despise the language) was one of sheer need. In Canada, being a unilingual Anglo will be a hinderance if I attempt to follow any of my three preferred career paths of Law, Journalism or Politics. It's really a neccessity for me. And I don't even have hockey that I can watch in French for a while. Dammit.

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27 September 2012
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Yeah, I was useless at speaking it too - it's just so FOREIGN, like you've got to swallow your tongue to pronounce things properly. It really is a shame I was too lazy to pursue it past the 9th grade, when it was mandatory - our nation being officially bilingual. (I've got the notion of at least fully learning how to READ and WRITE in French however - that's got to count for something, right?)

xpost AARGH, don't get me started on that damn hockey lockout! Damn Bettman! Damn them all! (But at least your NFL refs are on the way back to work, I understand, so there's that.)

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1 October 2012
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I found an original pressing of the "Like a Rolling Stone" vinyl yesterday! I now have one original Bob Dylan album, Slow Train Coming, and one 45! My soul is smiling. a-hard-days-night-george-9hearta-hard-days-night-george-9

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1 October 2012
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Does anyone happen to listen to Keane ? Saw them live yesterday and am suffering from major post-concert depression.

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1 October 2012
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Awesome, Dipsy! I've got an original "I Want You"/"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (live)" and used to have a 2nd pressing "Blonde On Blonde". None of the other Dylan vinyl I own(ed) was particularly notable.

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1 October 2012
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Von Bontee said
Awesome, Dipsy! I've got an original "I Want You"/"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (live)" and used to have a 2nd pressing "Blonde On Blonde". None of the other Dylan vinyl I own(ed) was particularly notable.

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Awww, Von, you got rid of your Blonde on Blonde album? a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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1 October 2012
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Von Bontee said Awesome, Dipsy! I've got an original "I Want You"/"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (live)" and used to have a 2nd pressing "Blonde On Blonde". None of the other Dylan vinyl I own(ed) was particularly notable.Awww, Von, you got rid of your Blonde on Blonde album? 
Actually no, come to think of it. I kept that one because the vinyl's so nice, with that old Columbia "360 Sound" label. (It actually *may* be an original, but I'm not sure, since rare "true" original first pressings have a particular photo in the gatefold that was soon replaced; mine hasn't got the photo. Whether the ones without are considered 2nd pressings or just another issue of the first pressings is the result of my confusion.) I did get rid of maybe a half-dozen Dylan albums years ago when I replaced 'em with CDs. Or alternatively didn't bother because they weren't very good in the first place, lol! Like "Nashville Skyline" and "Slow Train Coming" (sorry).

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1 October 2012
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On the theme of vinyl pursuits - I just bought the Real Love vinyl single from 1996. Probably overspent, but I won't see another one for a while.
In other news… I'm facing hockey withdrawals. Ever year since 2005, at this time, I start getting massively over invested in my hockey club. With no hockey (well, NHL hockey) I'm actually desperate for any form of hockey. At least there's a junior team in town.

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2 October 2012
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Von Bontee said 
Actually no, come to think of it. I kept that one because the vinyl's so nice, with that old Columbia "360 Sound" label. (It actually *may* be an original, but I'm not sure, since rare "true" original first pressings have a particular photo in the gatefold that was soon replaced; mine hasn't got the photo. Whether the ones without are considered 2nd pressings or just another issue of the first pressings is the result of my confusion.) I did get rid of maybe a half-dozen Dylan albums years ago when I replaced 'em with CDs. Or alternatively didn't bother because they weren't very good in the first place, lol! Like "Nashville Skyline" and "Slow Train Coming" (sorry).

I agree that Slow Train Coming isn't exactly his best work, so no offense taken. ahdn_george_08 I just have a habit of buying any Dylan album that I come across on vinyl purely for the joy of owning an original. Truth be told, I'm a bit of a music hoarder lol. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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2 October 2012
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To go back to an older topic, Dipsy, I was actually thinking about joining the peace corps and working with young children in Africa after I finish school. I never made the connection that I might need to know French. I'm pretty good at it, but I need to get to taking classes if I want to travel the world! 

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2 October 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Really?! That's great, Anna! I'm so glad you want to join the Peace Corps: you're the first person my age I've ever known of who shares my dream. This is exciting news indeed! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6a-hard-days-night-ringo-10ahdn_ringo_09

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2 October 2012
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Von Bontee said
I did get rid of maybe a half-dozen Dylan albums years ago when I replaced 'em with CDs. Or alternatively didn't bother because they weren't very good in the first place, lol! Like "Nashville Skyline" and "Slow Train Coming" (sorry).

Ha! Nashville Skyline is one of my favourite Dylan albums. I have it on vinyl and CD. I love the sleepy, country vibe it has. Slow Train Coming is awful though - I think I have that on vinyl too, from when my dad gave me all his old albums.

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2 October 2012
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Yeah, I've been told I should give Nashville Skyline another chance.

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2 October 2012
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Dipsy said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Really?! That's great, Anna! I'm so glad you want to join the Peace Corps: you're the first person my age I've ever known of who shares my dream. This is exciting news indeed! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6a-hard-days-night-ringo-10ahdn_ringo_09

Yeah I really want to! I'm studying for an early childhood/special education degree, but I want to do more than just teach in a basic school system, you know? a-hard-days-night-george-9

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2 October 2012
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Dipsy said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Really?! That's great, Anna! I'm so glad you want to join the Peace Corps: you're the first person my age I've ever known of who shares my dream. This is exciting news indeed! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6a-hard-days-night-ringo-10ahdn_ringo_09

Yeah I really want to! I'm studying for an early childhood/special education degree, but I want to do more than just teach in a basic school system, you know? a-hard-days-night-george-9

So are you thinking of maybe teaching African children through the Peace Corps since you already plan on majoring in Childhood Education? ahdn_george_08

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5 October 2012
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Dipsy said

annab93 said

Dipsy said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Really?! That's great, Anna! I'm so glad you want to join the Peace Corps: you're the first person my age I've ever known of who shares my dream. This is exciting news indeed! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6a-hard-days-night-ringo-10ahdn_ringo_09

Yeah I really want to! I'm studying for an early childhood/special education degree, but I want to do more than just teach in a basic school system, you know? a-hard-days-night-george-9

So are you thinking of maybe teaching African children through the Peace Corps since you already plan on majoring in Childhood Education? ahdn_george_08

Pretty much! Setting up schools, working with other members to give them access to proper medical care, clothing, etc so they can come to school ahdn_george_08heart

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5 October 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 That's so awesome, Anna! a-hard-days-night-ringo-10 Who knows? Perhaps we shall run into each other some day...? a-hard-days-night-george-10

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