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21 March 2017
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gettingbetter said
A lot of things have unusual origins, such as how Corn Flakes were originally made to prevent masturbation.  

Graham crackers too.

I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

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21 March 2017
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I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

I'm also ewe2 on weekends.

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21 March 2017
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We currently have three Irish exchange students in class and today they were asked to present a poem about the differences between Ireland and Germany. One of them finished with the sentence (and here also comes the fact I've learned from their poems):

'Ireland may be a small country but we are proud to have brought the world Ulysses, U2, James Bond and Dracula.' 

At least the last one surprised me a lot and during the presentation I somehow had to think about a certain forumpudlian...a-hard-days-night-george-10

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21 March 2017
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Martha said
We currently have three Irish exchange students in class and today they were asked to present a poem about the differences between Ireland and Germany. One of them finished with the sentence (and here also comes the fact I've learned from their poems):

'Ireland may be a small country but we are proud to have brought the world Ulysses, U2, James Bond and Dracula.' 

At least the last one surprised me a lot and during the presentation I somehow had to think about a certain forumpudlian...a-hard-days-night-george-10  

But I thought everyone here thinks Bono is a wanker!

 

Another surprising Irish contribution is Oscar Wilde, who yes was Irish and not English. 

 

Question time Martha, do they have good German? I imagine they're doing transition year which is why they're over in Germany (unless they're only there for a week). But I've generally found the foreign language standard of your typical Irish student is weak at best.

Also can I sneak over to your school and casually go on exchange, I could pass easily as a 15 year old!

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21 March 2017
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If you came over, that would raise the average language standard of our exchange students significantly (you would have to look like 17 though, not 15a-hard-days-night-john-1). Maybe they are a little shy but they even refused to introduce themselves in German and one of them has not spoken a single German word in my presence yet. But to be fair, they only stay for two weeks and have not had German for too long. Concerning their grade, after they have finished this grade, they still have two more years to go.

If you look at German students, their English knowledge is mainly acceptable because we learn English since we are seven or eight years old. However, our language skills in French, Spanish or Italian are quite little and in Irish mostly nonexistent, so I should probably not judge them for not talking in German so much. The only thing that makes me sad is that they seem to hate Germany because we are not that relaxed as you are in Ireland...ahdn_george_05

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21 March 2017
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Martha said
If you came over, that would raise the average language standard of our exchange students significantly 

Oh stop it you ahdn_ringo_09

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Maybe they are a little shy but they even refused to introduce themselves in German and one of them has not spoken a single German word in my presence yet. But to be fair, they only stay for two weeks and have not had German for too long. Concerning their grade, after they have finished this grade, they still have two more years to go.

Ah zee typical Irish, I WILL NOT SPEAK GERMAN, YOU SPEAK ENGLISH TO ME...PLEBS! a-hard-days-night-george-10

And I guessed right with my transition year assumption, bless their little hearts a-hard-days-night-george-9

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The only thing that makes me sad is that they seem to hate Germany because we are not that relaxed as you are in Ireland...ahdn_george_05  

Aww how can you not like Germany, lovely people, great food, and the trains run on time 😀 

What's there to complain about? heart

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There were probably quite a few things to complain about Germany.

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There were probably quite a few things to complain about Germany.  

What did I say SS? (Oh there is some dark humour in your username abbreviation in this post 😛 )

 

DON'T MENTION THE WAR!!!!

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Like how sausage is gross.

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It's only as gross as you make it seem.

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Today I learnt: El Dorado is a mythical city of gold and not just something that George says in Revolution 9.   

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