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  • OnNut81
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6100 on: November 09, 2018, 09:35:48 am »
For some reason I've been craving fish and chips like crazy for the past few weeks. 

It's the one authentic British food that I've never seen here. 

I'm dying for it  :cry: :cry: :cry:


Seen them around in a few places but I have yet to see a place that gives malt vinegar with your order.  Rumour had it that Wolfhound kept a bottle behind the bar and you had to ask for it but the one time I tried the guy was adamant they didn't have it.  I once saw a bottle at the foreign food mart but it was ridiculously overpriced. I love that stuff with fish and chips. 


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6101 on: November 09, 2018, 09:39:09 am »
Wolfhound kept a bottle behind the bar and you had to ask for it but the one time I tried the guy was adamant they didn't have it.

What a Malt-teaser.
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  • JVPrice
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    • Cheongju
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6102 on: November 09, 2018, 09:47:21 am »
Does anyone else have students that refer to them by their first name?

"Teacher" is the most common I'm sure, followed by "Name Teacher." But some students have taken to calling me by my first name alone. Not that it bothers me, I'm just curious how often it happens.
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  • OnNut81
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6103 on: November 09, 2018, 09:56:04 am »
Wolfhound kept a bottle behind the bar and you had to ask for it but the one time I tried the guy was adamant they didn't have it.

What a Malt-teaser.

Good one.  Now you got me thinking about Malteasers.  Maybe they have something similar at Costco.  Anyways, this time of year after getting shafted for Canadian Thanksgiving it's time to root out American Thanksgiving fare.  Good thing this is the pointless rambling thread.  One class today due to field trips and I may be lurking on here. 


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6104 on: November 09, 2018, 10:34:39 am »
Does anyone else have students that refer to them by their first name?

"Teacher" is the most common I'm sure, followed by "Name Teacher." But some students have taken to calling me by my first name alone. Not that it bothers me, I'm just curious how often it happens.

At the beginning of the year when I meet new students I tell them that they can call me "Teacher" or just my first name; whichever they are more comfortable with.  It would feel weird if they called me "Mr LAST NAME".


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6105 on: November 09, 2018, 10:36:15 am »
Wolfhound kept a bottle behind the bar and you had to ask for it but the one time I tried the guy was adamant they didn't have it.

What a Malt-teaser.

Good one.  Now you got me thinking about Malteasers.  Maybe they have something similar at Costco.  Anyways, this time of year after getting shafted for Canadian Thanksgiving it's time to root out American Thanksgiving fare.  Good thing this is the pointless rambling thread.  One class today due to field trips and I may be lurking on here.

Oh god now I'm thinking about Crunchie bars. 

Fish and chips with salt and vinegar, followed by a Crunchie for dessert.  Heaven!


  • shostager
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    • November 06, 2012, 06:08:10 am
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6106 on: November 09, 2018, 11:29:03 am »
Does anyone else have students that refer to them by their first name?

"Teacher" is the most common I'm sure, followed by "Name Teacher." But some students have taken to calling me by my first name alone. Not that it bothers me, I'm just curious how often it happens.

At the beginning of the year when I meet new students I tell them that they can call me "Teacher" or just my first name; whichever they are more comfortable with.  It would feel weird if they called me "Mr LAST NAME".

When I tutored in the US, the program I worked with had the students call us Miss/Mr. FIRST NAME (elementary students addressing college students). I use that with my students too, and it works for me - not too formal, not too informal (in my opinion).


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6107 on: November 09, 2018, 11:32:38 am »
Does anyone else have students that refer to them by their first name?

"Teacher" is the most common I'm sure, followed by "Name Teacher." But some students have taken to calling me by my first name alone. Not that it bothers me, I'm just curious how often it happens.

At the beginning of the year when I meet new students I tell them that they can call me "Teacher" or just my first name; whichever they are more comfortable with.  It would feel weird if they called me "Mr LAST NAME".

When I tutored in the US, the program I worked with had the students call us Miss/Mr. FIRST NAME (elementary students addressing college students). I use that with my students too, and it works for me - not too formal, not too informal (in my opinion).

That's how I do it, too, though it's also in large part because "Tim" is easier for them to pronounce than my last name would be.  :laugh:

I'm strict about it, though. At the beginning of the year during my introductory presentation, I let them know that that's what they're to call me, and that I won't even respond to them if they call me anything else, haha.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6108 on: November 09, 2018, 12:00:23 pm »
Does anyone else have students that refer to them by their first name?

"Teacher" is the most common I'm sure, followed by "Name Teacher." But some students have taken to calling me by my first name alone. Not that it bothers me, I'm just curious how often it happens.

No, but I have a nickname that many of the male students will call me when other teachers aren't around, lol.

It's nothing bad, it's a term of endearment that has a story behind it, but the KTs don't like it when students call any teachers anything but "teacher" or "[Name] Teacher".

Generally speaking, they only ever call me "teacher." I'm not too personally strict about what they call me as long as there's a title involved in there somehow and/or it's not intentionally/inherently disrespectful.

I've known some teachers who not only allowed but also insisted on being called by their first names alone, and they never had any problems associated with it, but I think that really comes down to the attitudes of the kids and the community/environments they're coming from (helps provide you with their possible motives). In one area, they could just think it's cool that they can call a teacher by their first name, but in another area the kids might take it as a vulnerability to be exploited as a way to test the teacher and see how far they can push boundaries. Like I would personally find it weird and have some qualms with it because the student(s) might be doing it to test me since my school tends to get a lot of problem students, thanks in part to its location. I also don't want to reinforce the idea that the U.S. and other western countries don't follow some form of formality (semi or full) based on their relationship status with other people. So many of them have this idea that American culture is entirely informal and casual, and they do a lot of things trying to emulate the culture never once realizing that what they're doing is actually very inappropriate and/or rude.

I like Mister Tim and shostager's way of doing it, but most kids refer to me by my last name back home because they think it's cool and fun to say, and I let the kids here call me what they're used to, so it's "teacher/[name] teacher" or "saem (쌤)". Since many of my kids seem to keep saying "Mr." when reading "Mrs. or Ms.", though, I'll probably try introducing myself as Ms. Name at any new assignments just so they can get used to using English titles appropriately.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6109 on: November 09, 2018, 01:11:18 pm »
Might have to start posting using gifs instead of words from now on. You've created a monster. ㅋㅋㅋ
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6110 on: November 12, 2018, 09:27:53 am »
I need to get my fix at the only dog cafe worth visiting in my town. I almost caved to weakness and adopted a dog.

Maybe I should try fostering.

Might have to start posting using gifs instead of words from now on. You've created a monster. ㅋㅋㅋ



  • Kayos
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6111 on: November 12, 2018, 02:48:37 pm »
Does anyone else have students that refer to them by their first name?

"Teacher" is the most common I'm sure, followed by "Name Teacher." But some students have taken to calling me by my first name alone. Not that it bothers me, I'm just curious how often it happens.

My students do, sometimes, but I asked them to.
I don't like formalities, so asked them to use my name or nickname.
But I still get teacher and name-teacher a lot too haha


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6112 on: November 13, 2018, 09:06:26 am »
Well that's the full page spread for USA threads.   :sad:

Who is here in 2019?


  • Kayos
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6113 on: November 13, 2018, 09:20:05 am »
RIP Stan Lee. :'(


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6114 on: November 13, 2018, 09:26:06 am »
Well that's the full page spread for USA threads.   :sad:

I reported a few of them for the obvious and petty trolling.  I doubt they'll be removed though.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6115 on: November 13, 2018, 09:39:33 am »
Well that's the full page spread for USA threads.   :sad:

I reported a few of them for the obvious and petty trolling.  I doubt they'll be removed though.

Pissing into the wind I'm afraid.

The site has been commandeered by a select few yanks of which at least 3 don't even live or work in Korea.
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  • JVPrice
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6116 on: November 13, 2018, 10:32:50 am »
RIP Stan Lee. :'(

I think this deserves a thread of it's own. R.I.P.
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  • zola
  • The Legend

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    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6117 on: November 13, 2018, 10:58:22 am »
When I was at uni, I did a survey class about comics and the history and evolution of them. The lecturer hated Stan Lee. One class he brought a friend along as a guest speaker and the whole lecture was about how much of a crook Stan Lee was. This was around 2002, so pre-Marvel movie explosion.

They seemed to have an issue with him claiming the creation of several characters, which he didn't actually create.

Anyway, I'll always remember him as the old man at the start of the hulk and Iron man cartoons in the early 90s.  And just wanting him to shut up with his spiel so that the cartoon could start. RIP
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  • Mister Tim
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    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6118 on: November 13, 2018, 03:19:47 pm »
I hate it when I see that a thread I'm interested in has been bumped, only to find after clicking it that it was bumped by ESL Turtle. I need to be more vigilant about checking who the most recent poster is before clicking on things. I've managed to train myself to avoid any gogators bumps, so I think I can manage.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6119 on: November 14, 2018, 09:10:21 am »
I've always wondered what British people do when faced with teaching phonics here.  How does it work?

I was thinking about how the word "top" might be written as 탑 which for Brits is "tap".

"Tap" might be written as 텝 which for Brits is "tep".

It melts my brain because Korean actually has that British "hard A" sound (아) but it completely disappears when Koreans speak English.

Oglop, you're a fellow Brit aren't you?  What's been your experience with teaching phonics in Korea?