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A bit of French Culture   The U.K and Europe

Started 6/20/19 by Di (amina046); 12059 views.
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MEDDLY

From: MEDDLY

Feb-20

"Your imaginary some people who have trouble...are usually some combination of anal retentives, trolls..."

Then they aren't 'imaginary', right?confused

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Feb-20

I hardly ever go back to a restaurant which misspells their menu. You cant write, you cant cook it.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Feb-21

RGoss99 said:

One of the most difficult time I had when teaching high school students and even some inuniversity is their grades had basicly been earned by proving to the teacher that they had done the required Reading, as opposed to understaning what they had read.

Looking forward to seeing if you did my reading assignment!

RGoss99 said:

Your imaginary some people who have trouble skipping over spelling and grammer errors

Like myself? And Di?  And others who have commented on it?

To me, a post riddled with spelling and grammar errors is an indication of a lack of intelligence.

This (admitted) bias infects your post, as it calls into doubt the reliability of your ability to understand the argument.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

Feb-21

There is no logical connection between eligability to cook and spell correctly. I suspect that your "hardly ever" is not true, besides there is no posible fact connected to "hardly ever" because there is no standard measure for it.

Other things that make this conclusión invalid are some times restaurant owners (who usually make the signs, not the cooks) purpously put mistakes to get your attention. I can remember one on the Santa Ana Freeway near Los Angeles advertising a Christmas Breakfast on Easter Sunday. Another possibility is that one of the more common Jobs for immigrants is working as cooks in restaurants, and English competency is seldom a requirement. 

A more serious example of immigrant workers I experienced right after 9-11 when Bush II was increasing homeland security at airports saying he was hiring only native American citizens. But when I got to the counter, a Filipino looking person asked me to put my "baggagezz>>S>><<" on the table, obviously unaware that the noun "baggage" is uncountable.

Often in American restaurants where food of foreign origin is servedd the words are spelled wrong boy otherwise correct American spellers.

If you have a problema with my mistype or misspelling it is invalid to asume that I don´t know the difference as this is only one possibility, the another is that I neither care nor have the time to edit. If you have a specific example of a real personal problema with something I misspelled, I would be glad to discuss it even if off topic as this has nothing to do with French culture and has already been explained to you and ignored.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

Feb-21

Yes, until they can give specific examples of having problems over specific "errors" they remain imaginary.

MEDDLY

From: MEDDLY

Feb-21

Chicken cutie or chicken marshal anyone?chicken

SQUADDYB

From: SQUADDYB

Feb-21

>>>>Furthermore, the misspelling and interjections of your beloved catalán turn an interesting post into an eyesore.<<

He was (supposedly) a high school teacher in California, and a lecturer / professor at Queens University, Belfast, N.I.

Every time that I have asked him; did any of your students actually graduate, I get the childish G reply! Go figure!

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Feb-21

It surely explains part of the bad education results, some of which I posted before.

The US is known for having some of the most uneducated teachers at primary and secondary levels. They do however have some of the most prestigious universities who rely a lot of the most brilliant students from all over the world.

Goss shows us that reading and comprehension do not necessarily go together, never mind seeing the bigger picture.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Feb-22

RGoss99 said:

Yes, until they can give specific examples of having problems over specific "errors" they remain imaginary.

Hold on, have you actually forgotten how this tangent started?

People pull you up on your spelling all the time.

SQUADDYB

From: SQUADDYB

Feb-22

The US is known for having some of the most uneducated teachers at primary and secondary levels. <<

You will find that occurs mostly in the poorer inner city areas. They have a high number of teachers to recruit and most of the better educated teachers head towards the suburbs. Once in, the unions make sure it is almost impossible to fire them.

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