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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4360 on: November 28, 2017, 12:50:08 pm »
there's nothing that makes me more annoyed than when students say "teacher, not fun", regardless of whether it's a game or not. i'm not sure how they even have the audacity to say it; i certainly wouldn't have even dreamt to say something like that at school. a surefire way that that student won't be partaking in any more group activities for the rest of class

That's what my teacher would have said

 :police: (but smaller): Teacher, this is not fun.

 :-* Obviously, we're conjugating 7 prime verbs in the conditional, je, tu, il/elle, nous, vous, ils/elles 10 times each. It will take an hour. Why on earth would you even begin to consider this as a fun activity. Now shut up and start writing, you'll thank me when you you go to Quebec on vacation and have French friends in Korea later in life.

 :police: (but smaller and a little red in the face): What's a Korea?


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4361 on: November 28, 2017, 01:09:26 pm »
As a complete aside, here's a French joke. (Sorry, no accents, you'll figure it out)

Alors, il y en a un guerre dans un pays africain. Un famille la decides a demenage au Quebec.

 :afro: Fils, maintenant nous sommes Canadien. Ta mere et moi voulons que tu participeras dans les sports et les choses culturelle ici. Alors, cet hiver, nous voulons que tu patinera.

 :police: D'accord papa.

Alors, hiver c'arrive, et il prends ses patins et depart la maison. Il arrive au edifice et il regarde la signage.

PATINOIR

 :police: Pas 'tit noir? Mon dieu, c'est si raciste! 

Il retourne chez lui.

 :police: Maman, y'en a un signe la qui dit "Pas 'tit noir!" Qu'est-ce que je peux faire?

 :-* Mon dieu! Je pensais que Canada ete liberal et ouvert, mais peut-etre non........... Viens avec moi au salle de bain.

Maman peint toute sa peau vert.

 :-* Retourne maintenant. Personne saura.

 :police: D'accord.

Il retourne encore un fois au patinoir et regarde le signage.

PATINOIR

OUVERT



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4362 on: November 28, 2017, 01:30:53 pm »
As a complete aside, here's a French joke. (Sorry, no accents, you'll figure it out)

Alors, il y en a un guerre dans un pays africain. Un famille la decides a demenage au Quebec.

 :afro: Fils, maintenant nous sommes Canadien. Ta mere et moi voulons que tu participeras dans les sports et les choses culturelle ici. Alors, cet hiver, nous voulons que tu patinera.

 :police: D'accord papa.

Alors, hiver c'arrive, et il prends ses patins et depart la maison. Il arrive au edifice et il regarde la signage.

PATINOIR

 :police: Pas 'tit noir? Mon dieu, c'est si raciste! 

Il retourne chez lui.

 :police: Maman, y'en a un signe la qui dit "Pas 'tit noir!" Qu'est-ce que je peux faire?

 :-* Mon dieu! Je pensais que Canada ete liberal et ouvert, mais peut-etre non........... Viens avec moi au salle de bain.

Maman peint toute sa peau vert.

 :-* Retourne maintenant. Personne saura.

 :police: D'accord.

Il retourne encore un fois au patinoir et regarde le signage.

PATINOIR

OUVERT

Lmao


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4364 on: November 28, 2017, 01:39:25 pm »
^^^^^     

hmmmm..... maybe that's why I don't remember ever seeing any black people at the skating rink when I was growing up  :undecided:

Anywhoo, keeping with the French theme:

Everytime I hear students say "개새끼야!" my mind hears "qu'est-ce qu'il y a?"and I do a double take to make sure I'm not actually hearing French. But it never is ㅜㅜ Ah, fils de pute!!





Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4365 on: November 28, 2017, 01:42:29 pm »
I've taken to speaking French to my kids when they're annoying me between classes. Works like a charm.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4366 on: November 28, 2017, 01:45:10 pm »
Everytime I hear students say "개새끼야!" my mind hears "qu'est-ce qu'il y a?"and I do a double take to make sure I'm not actually hearing French. But it never is ㅜㅜ Ah, fils de pute!!

Yesssssssssssssssss ssssssss.

Holy shit,


You know what I learned from Ghost Pepper Farmer on Saturday. 빵 is just taken from pain.

 :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: 5 years and I had no idea! THE HELL!!!!!!!???????!!!!!!!!!!????????

As another French aside, my friend from Minnesota phoned me during our first year here and asked me to meet him at the

 :afro: Touse Lezz Jowers

 :police: The what?????

:afro: The Touse Lezz Jowers

 :police: What are you on about?

 :afro: You know, there's Paris Baguette and there's............ Touse Lezz Jowers

 :police: It's Tous Les Jours, the facccccccckkkkkkkkk kkkkkkkk are you on?????  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4367 on: November 28, 2017, 01:46:27 pm »
Why don't French people eat two eggs for breakfast?

Because one is un oeuf

 8)


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4368 on: November 28, 2017, 01:52:27 pm »
Why don't French people eat two eggs for breakfast?

Because one is un oeuf

 8)

Loeuf is zero to a tennis player.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4369 on: November 28, 2017, 01:59:39 pm »

You know what I learned from Ghost Pepper Farmer on Saturday. 빵 is just taken from pain.

 :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: 5 years and I had no idea! THE HELL!!!!!!!???????!!!!!!!!!!????????

Yeah, 빵 was one of the first Korean words I learned and if my (nerdy) memory serves it actually comes from Portuguese by way of Japan.

po -> パン ->

pretty cool factoid IMO

Quote
Touse Lezz Jowers

Did your friend mean

뚜레쥬르??

aka the original and proper spelling  :P


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4370 on: November 28, 2017, 02:02:02 pm »
Did your friend mean

뚜레쥬르??

aka the original and proper spelling  :P

He did. hahaha Absolutely my favourite mispronunciation of all-time.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4371 on: November 28, 2017, 02:02:12 pm »
Why don't French people eat two eggs for breakfast?

Because one is un oeuf

 8)

  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Amazing


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4372 on: November 28, 2017, 02:31:37 pm »
there's nothing that makes me more annoyed than when students say "teacher, not fun", regardless of whether it's a game or not. i'm not sure how they even have the audacity to say it; i certainly wouldn't have even dreamt to say something like that at school. a surefire way that that student won't be partaking in any more group activities for the rest of class

That's what my teacher would have said

 :police: (but smaller): Teacher, this is not fun.

 :-* Obviously, we're conjugating 7 prime verbs in the conditional, je, tu, il/elle, nous, vous, ils/elles 10 times each. It will take an hour. Why on earth would you even begin to consider this as a fun activity. Now shut up and start writing, you'll thank me when you you go to Quebec on vacation and have French friends in Korea later in life.

 :police: (but smaller and a little red in the face): What's a Korea?
you've never spent time preparing something more fun than the textbook activities, only for kids to complain about it before they've even tried it? that's what i hate


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4373 on: November 28, 2017, 02:37:51 pm »
there's nothing that makes me more annoyed than when students say "teacher, not fun", regardless of whether it's a game or not. i'm not sure how they even have the audacity to say it; i certainly wouldn't have even dreamt to say something like that at school. a surefire way that that student won't be partaking in any more group activities for the rest of class

That's what my teacher would have said

 :police: (but smaller): Teacher, this is not fun.

 :-* Obviously, we're conjugating 7 prime verbs in the conditional, je, tu, il/elle, nous, vous, ils/elles 10 times each. It will take an hour. Why on earth would you even begin to consider this as a fun activity. Now shut up and start writing, you'll thank me when you you go to Quebec on vacation and have French friends in Korea later in life.

 :police: (but smaller and a little red in the face): What's a Korea?
you've never spent time preparing something more fun than the textbook activities, only for kids to complain about it before they've even tried it? that's what i hate

Oh of course,. Drives me nuts. We didn't play games in school. We shut up and did our work, and if you acted up you got a bad mark and your French was shit and you looked like an idiot.

This isn't to sound arrogant, but I think I was fortunate to be in the French program because the idiots didn't last too long in there. So the classes were all fairly bright kids and the slower kids, or ones who couldn't focus, got transferred back to the English stream. Games we did not play.   


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4374 on: November 28, 2017, 02:38:45 pm »
i think i'm just sick of teaching kids tbh


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4375 on: November 28, 2017, 03:17:58 pm »
I have now deduced that I need one of them pedal things that records loops. 

Electric is a whole new world.  It's like playing a new instrument that I'm magically already proficient in.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4376 on: November 28, 2017, 07:30:34 pm »
I have now deduced that I need one of them pedal things that records loops. 

Electric is a whole new world.  It's like playing a new instrument that I'm magically already proficient in.

The Digitech RP 255 is a great and cheap place to start (it was for me). Effects pedal with looper at a very cheap price. Look into it!


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4377 on: November 28, 2017, 10:27:19 pm »
I have now deduced that I need one of them pedal things that records loops. 

Electric is a whole new world.  It's like playing a new instrument that I'm magically already proficient in.

The Digitech RP 255 is a great and cheap place to start (it was for me). Effects pedal with looper at a very cheap price. Look into it!

A looper?
My vote goes to the ditto looper. It's half the price, true bypass, takes up 2-3 fingers of pedal board real estate and has a single switch (as simple as it gets to operate).


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4378 on: November 29, 2017, 07:49:31 am »
i think i'm just sick of teaching kids tbh

I think it is just the time of the year.  Finally, getting to the end of the long hard year and we're tired, and the holidays are around the corner.  Good thing is, my high school students are also tired but still plugging away.  I'd imagine elementary kids are always on it, so there's no let up in the energy you need.

I too am also sick of teaching/kids.  I'm in elementary, it's true they don't let up, but at this time of year they just don't focus, everything is even more chaotic than usual.  Mayhem. Chaos.  Chaotic mayhem.  But I'm over it.  I'm just surprised I don't have a constant headache from the noise.  The screaming. The chaotic screaming mayhem.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4379 on: November 29, 2017, 08:25:37 am »
i think i'm just sick of teaching kids tbh

I think it is just the time of the year.  Finally, getting to the end of the long hard year and we're tired, and the holidays are around the corner.  Good thing is, my high school students are also tired but still plugging away.  I'd imagine elementary kids are always on it, so there's no let up in the energy you need.

I too am also sick of teaching/kids.  I'm in elementary, it's true they don't let up, but at this time of year they just don't focus, everything is even more chaotic than usual.  Mayhem. Chaos.  Chaotic mayhem.  But I'm over it.  I'm just surprised I don't have a constant headache from the noise.  The screaming. The chaotic screaming mayhem.

I talked about this in another thread, but I genuinely have no idea how people tolerate elementary school kids. My girlfriend adores ES kids; she's like, "aww well they're little, so they don't know any better, so I can forgive them!"
Maybe it's because she's Korean so if they act up she can have a thorough and genuine conversation on how they're being bad and why they should behave whereas I'm stuck attempting to keep the activities so engaging that they simply don't act up in the first place.

But seriously? It's fine cause they're little and they don't know better? I don't see how that changes anything; they're still really f***ing irritating.

Yes, I get middle schoolers can be assholes, but at least you can be a bit more mean to middle schoolers in return, and nevertheless, I prefer their apathy and existential dread over the screaming howls of 4th graders running down the halls being a danger to both themselves and everyone around them, crying out "No Jam!" because they don't like the particular theme of the telepathy game.