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Post by Tom Houlihan » Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:05 am

Read this article. While it shows the US education system in a bad light, it's probably indicative of other systems.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 1S87F0.DTL
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Post by TPMM » Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:33 am

Mussolini, a president of USSR? :shock:
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Post by phylo_roadking » Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:50 am

British readers will of course be familiar with the old story of ...."The Battle of Stirling Moss"!!! :D :D :D

There's an in-the-street study done in the UK every year and the results are..."entertaining"...last's year's gem was a majority of teenagers thought Winston Churchill had to be Black - because of the name "Winston"...... :shock: :shock: :shock:

The year I left uni, I picked up a few months' temporary work in the Schools' Examination Council in Northern Ireland, packing exam scripts for sending out to external markers, and unpacking them and sorting them when they came back. I always had a chance to flick through the REALLY bad ones, the ones your teachers in school used to tell you about - and you laughed and said "noone would EVER write THAT!!!"....

Oh yes they did....
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Post by Mansal D » Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:33 am

Boy-oh-boy. These are the people I compete against for college! :shock:

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Post by Reb » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:34 pm

My step son asked me if I had fought in WW2. "No..." I told him, "I fought in the Civil War!" 8) I didn't really get annoyed until he asked me if he could borrow some "retro" clothes for a high school dance!

Just a thing of dates...

But how about places? After I showed my five year granddaughter my globe she went back upstairs and informed my wife that she knows where we live.

"Where?" Asked the wife.

"Earth..." she replied. In galactic terms, she really zeroed in on it! :wink:

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Post by Dackel Staffel » Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:15 am

Hi,

In France, one publishes the "Perles du Baccalauréat (secondary school examination qualifying for entry to university)". A pearl is also in french a huge mistake.
By example :
* In the antic Rome, one organized combats of radiators
* Napoleon was beheaded, Bonaparte too
* The egyptians wrote on russian papers ( papiers russes and papayrus can have nearly the same pronunciation in french)
* The amazons were women but more nasty
* More the train is slowing down, less its speed is bigger
* The cloud which do the storms is a cunnilingus ( I wonder where this guy learnt the weather ?) :D

There are many more pearls like that.

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Post by Tom Houlihan » Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:20 pm

Dackel Staffel wrote:* Napoleon was beheaded, Bonaparte too
They were both beheaded? Oh, the barbarians!!!
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Post by Dackel Staffel » Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:36 pm

Hi Tom,

Some people in France say that Napoleon and Bonarparte belongs to the same family. Personnaly, I don't think so because they don't have the same name. Maybe Bonaparte was beheaded but I'am sure that Napoleon was poisoned. :D

Edouard Herriot, a french politician of the first half of the 20th century, said "Culture is what remains us when we've forgotten everything"

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Post by Reb » Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:27 pm

That's pretty strange Dackel. Why would the execute Napoleon? After all, according to a recent American history text book, he won the battle of Waterloo! 8)

When their mistake was pointed out they blew it off - no big deal. Where is this Europe, anyway? Most American students couldn't find it on a map.

Reminds me of my favorite Miami Vice episode. These bikers were planning to shoot it out with the cops. One asked the boss where they were going after that: "Valhalla..." quoth he. "Cool - I always wanted to go to Europe!" :D

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Post by phylo_roadking » Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:36 pm

Produced by a teacher from fragments of everything he'd read in exam papers....

During the Middle Ages, everyone was middle aged. Church and state were co-operated. Middle Evil society was made up of monks, lords, and surfs. After a revival of infantile commerce, merchants appeared. Those roamed from town to town exposing them-selves and organizing big fairies in the countryside. The Crusades were expeditions by Christians who were seeking to free the holy land (the "Home Town" of Christ) from the Islams.

In the 1400 hundreds most Englishmen were perpendicular. A class of ycowls arose. Finally, Europe caught the Black Death. It was spread from port to port by inflected rats. The plague also helped the emergence of English as the national language of England, France, and Italy.

The Middle Ages slimpared to a halt. The renesance bolted in from the blue. Life reeked with joy. Italy became robust, and more individuals felt the value of their human being. Italy, of course, was much closer to the rest of the world, thanks to northern Europe. Man was determined to civilise himself and his brothers, even if heads had to roll! It became sheik to be educated. Europe was full of incredable churches with great art bulging out of their doors. Renaisance merchants were beautiful and almost lifelike.

The Reformnation happened when German nobles resented that tithes were going to the pope, thus enriching Catholic coiffures. The popes were usually Catholic. An angry Martin Luther nailed 95 theocrats to a church door. Theologically, Luthar was into reorientation mutation. Anabaptist services tended to be migratory. Monks went right on seeing themselves as worms. The last Jesuit priest died in the 19th century.

After the refirmation were wars both foreign and infernal. If the Spanish could gain the Netherlands they would have a stronghold throughout northern Europe that would include Italy, Burgangy, central Europe and India thus surrounding France. The German Emperor's lower passage was blocked by the French for years and years.

Louis XIV became King of the Sun. He gave people food and artillery. If he didn't like someone, he sent them to the gallows to row for the rest of their lives. Vauban was the royal minister of flirtation.

In Russia, the 17th century was known as the time of the bounding of the serfs. Russian nobles wore clothes to humor Peter the Great. Peter filled his government with accidental people; orthodox priests became government antennae.

The enlightenment was a reasonable time. Voltaire wrote a book called Candy that got him into trouble. Philosophers were unknown yet, and the fundamental stake was one of religious tolerance slightly confused with defeatism.

France was in a serious state. Taxation was a great drain on the state budget. The French revolution was accomplished before it happened. The revolution catapaulted into Napolean. Napoleon was ill with bladder problems and was very tense and unrestrained. History started in 1815. Industrialization was precipitating in England. Problems were so complexicated that in Paris, out of a population of 1 million people, 2 million able bodies were on the loose.

The middle class was tired and needed a rest. The old order could see the lid holding down new ideas beginning to shake. Among the goals of the chartists were universal suferage and an anal parliment.

A new time zone of national unification roared over the horizon. Founder of the new Italy was Cavour, an intelligent Sardine from the north. Culture formented from its tip to its top. Dramatized were adventures in seduction and abortion. Music reeked with reality. Wagner was master of music, and when he died they labeled his seat "historical."

World War I broke out about 1912-1914. At war people get killed, and then they aren't people any more, but friends. Peace was proclaimed at Versigh, which was attended by General Loid, Primal Minister of England. President Wilson arrived with 14 pointers. In 1917, Lenin revolted Russia. Germany was displaced after WW1. This gave rise to Hitler, who remilitarized the Rineland over a squirmish between Germany and France. Mooscalini rested his foundations on 8 million bayonets and invaded Hi Lee Salasy. Germany invaded Poland, France invaded Belgium, and Russia invaded everybody. War screeched to an end when a nukleer explosion was dropped on Heroshima. A whole generation had been wipe out, and their forlorne families were left to pick up the peaces.

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Post by Reb » Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:54 pm

Phylo

"hold out thy sword - that I may run upon it!" :(

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Post by Tom Houlihan » Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:13 pm

Phylo, is that gonna get published?? :shock: :[]
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Post by Mansal D » Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:15 pm

What bites me is the ignorance of killing my classmates show. Always talk of "Nazi bastards" "dirty japs" or wanting to "nuke the arabs". It has always pissed me off.

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Post by Klaus1 » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:34 am

4. Who was Adolf Hitler?


a. Super evil guy

b. Nazi leader

c. Killer of Jews

d. All of the above


I have to admit I chose b.). Super evil guy? That can be an answer in America? :up:
No. I'm not making fun of Americans. But this is just too sweet.
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Post by Tom Houlihan » Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:42 am

Klaus, that makes him sound like the villain in a James Bond film!
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