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  • hangook77
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10060 on: May 13, 2022, 12:09:32 pm »
It's Friday.  4 classes down this morning and 2 more to go this afternoon. 


  • CO2
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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10061 on: May 13, 2022, 12:25:36 pm »
I ate too much for lunch today.
We had Donk ass


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10062 on: May 13, 2022, 01:34:00 pm »
We had Donk ass

I had Perry Bagy. With a side of gogoomass and cuhpee.


  • CO2
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    • Uiwang
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10063 on: May 13, 2022, 02:32:40 pm »
Went into a middle school grade 3 class and right off the bat

 :undecided: "Teacher, what is nig*er?"

*sigh*

 :police: It's a bad word for black people, like 검둥이. Class, I am not joking when I say this. IF you say that word in an English speaking country, you will be punched in the face many times. Seriously. You will be very, very, very hurt. Again, I am not *makes X with arms* joking. Do NOT say this word.

Class:  :shocked:
« Last Edit: May 13, 2022, 02:34:15 pm by CO2 »


  • hangook77
  • Waygook Lord

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    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10064 on: May 13, 2022, 03:04:32 pm »
Went into a middle school grade 3 class and right off the bat

 :undecided: "Teacher, what is nig*er?"

*sigh*

 :police: It's a bad word for black people, like 검둥이. Class, I am not joking when I say this. IF you say that word in an English speaking country, you will be punched in the face many times. Seriously. You will be very, very, very hurt. Again, I am not *makes X with arms* joking. Do NOT say this word.

Class:  :shocked:

Yeah, they gotta know lest the end up like Jackie Chan in Rush Hour.  Without the martial arts self defence.

Black guys: what up my N----

Jackie Chan: What up my N----

Black guys:  What the hell did you just say?

Jackie Chan: I sorry.  No mean it.

Black guiys: Punch stab slap hit

Jackie Chan: Hiii yah block kick flip punch misdirect ka pow.



  • VanIslander
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10065 on: May 13, 2022, 03:19:42 pm »
I tell my students the account of a man who was in front of a judge for assault causing bodily harm (he broke a man's hand). The man admitted doing it and was found guilty. Before sentencing the judge asked why he did it and he said the other man flipped him the middle finger so he broke it. The judge asked the lawyers if it was true and both sides agreed. The judge nodded and suspended his sentence (gave him no days in jail).

I also tell them about the man who beat his own dog and one day angrily chained it to his truck and dragged it around town. People called the police. The dog died. The judge gave him 6 years in jail and he got out after almost 3 years and both he and his family immediately left town forever.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10066 on: May 18, 2022, 11:48:34 pm »
I met someone today who also remembers  mainstream media ( e.g., Korea Herald via Yonhap) reporting an extra tonnage of the new naval base supplies were aboard the Incheon to Jeju Sewol ferry (also carrying hundreds of students) that sank near Jindo.

What is the final official govt position for the cause of the sinking?


  • CO2
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    • Uiwang
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10067 on: May 19, 2022, 07:53:40 am »
I tell my students the account of a man who was in front of a judge for assault causing bodily harm (he broke a man's hand). The man admitted doing it and was found guilty. Before sentencing the judge asked why he did it and he said the other man flipped him the middle finger so he broke it. The judge asked the lawyers if it was true and both sides agreed. The judge nodded and suspended his sentence (gave him no days in jail).
Did you tell them this story was true? Or an old Van's tale?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10068 on: May 19, 2022, 11:37:46 am »
I tell my students the account of a man who was in front of a judge for assault causing bodily harm (he broke a man's hand). The man admitted doing it and was found guilty. Before sentencing the judge asked why he did it and he said the other man flipped him the middle finger so he broke it. The judge asked the lawyers if it was true and both sides agreed. The judge nodded and suspended his sentence (gave him no days in jail).

I also tell them about the man who beat his own dog and one day angrily chained it to his truck and dragged it around town. People called the police. The dog died. The judge gave him 6 years in jail and he got out after almost 3 years and both he and his family immediately left town forever.

Do your students often stand around looking somewhat awkward and uncomfortable after your stories, not making any eye contact with you until the bravest one quietly asks if they can "go home now?"


  • VanIslander
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10069 on: May 19, 2022, 03:23:19 pm »
Do your students often stand around looking somewhat awkward and uncomfortable after your stories, not making any eye contact with you until the bravest one quietly asks if they can "go home now?"
Nope. :) Some wide eyed. Some ask questions.
My classes are fast, fun and fresh. We start class with an interesting activity and end with a quick game and inbetween 40 of the 50 minutes go-go-go, divided into two 20-minute activities.

Have a good day!


  • Renma
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10070 on: May 19, 2022, 03:36:13 pm »
As reliable a narrator as Pi Patel. The Life of VI


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10071 on: May 19, 2022, 03:47:57 pm »
The Life of VI about 1/8th (on a good day) as exciting as The Life of LI
« Last Edit: May 19, 2022, 03:49:35 pm by Mr.DeMartino »


  • VanIslander
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10072 on: May 19, 2022, 04:14:14 pm »
All i've done for decades is Philosophy (The search for Truth), newspaper journalism (the reporting of truth) and teaching English (the training of linguistic truths).

Feel to believe or disbelieve what you may. I never was good at writing fiction in grade school so I am amused to be attributed as doing it.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10073 on: May 19, 2022, 06:42:59 pm »
All i've done for decades is Philosophy (The search for Truth), newspaper journalism (the reporting of truth) and teaching English (the training of linguistic truths).

Feel to believe or disbelieve what you may. I never was good at writing fiction in grade school so I am amused to be attributed as doing it.
Was this directed at me? I was just making a Roman numeral joke, not doubting you.

Apologies if you totally got the joke and this was directed at someone else.


  • Rye
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10074 on: May 19, 2022, 07:12:21 pm »
I missed the joke Marti. Your sense of humour is way to subtle for me  :-[ I also think that it wasn't directed at you (got that one)  :smiley:. I also think that Van Islander completely missed what was mainly being alluded to (on this, I'm pretty sure)  ;D


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10075 on: May 19, 2022, 11:37:56 pm »
Was this directed at me? I was just making a Roman numeral joke, not doubting you.
You delivered the wit. Though 1/6 woulda nailed it as the roman numeral VI equals six.

Remna - with a decent cultural reference unworthy of Twitter - piled on what the two usual suspects in the balcony had said.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10076 on: May 20, 2022, 09:03:06 am »
My wife, daughter, and grandaughter have just departed for couple of days at the beach. I have one class to teach, that I couldn't cancel, so I'm home. Nevermind, I just love being by myself at times. I'm going to make pastry and then a big meat pie. Also a big, fluffy loaf of white bread...sometimes only fresh white bread smeared in butter hits the spot. My students leave at 4.00, so then I'm going sit in my container garden and fall off the wagon...I will break my self imposed ban on all things known not to aid in weight loss this weekend. If my vision is still intact, I'll also catch-up on my favorite sports competition, NRL rugby league. After having my grandaughter charging around the house for the past 10 days, just me and the birds sounds wonderful.  ;D


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10077 on: May 20, 2022, 09:10:43 am »
... I'm going sit in my container garden and fall off the wagon...I will break my self imposed ban on all things known not to aid in weight loss this weekend. If my vision is still intact, I'll also catch-up on my favorite sports competition,..
Enjoy!


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10078 on: May 20, 2022, 09:18:25 am »
Enjoy!

Cheers! You have a good one too.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10079 on: May 22, 2022, 10:39:12 am »
Posting habits.

Pre-COVID i posted on weekdays only, reserving weekends for travel and everything non-work related (i changed the topic of conversation whenever at a Friday night bar or Saturday dinner a guy started on about teaching).

But since COVID hit, i have been bunkering on weekends and have posted more. I am near saying f' it and break the two-year habit and go back to weekend wanderings. But habits die hard.

The one good thing i've gotten out of COVID is a better relationship with my cats. #lovethepurr
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