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Start one on
the need to modernise English spelling
the limited usefulness of phonics
and sparks are bound to fly.
O u could go to Opinion
or read a book instead.
Read a book, eh? Good idea. Actually I do read AND, wait for it, look at the TES forums. I can do both. How's that for multi-tasking?
I'm not convinced that these topics would be an obvious antidote to boredom.
mancthe need to modernise English spellingorthe limited usefulness of phonicsI'm not convinced that these topics would be an obvious antidote to boredom.
Anchovy: The TES English
forum exciting? No it's not. It's dull. Dull. Dull. My God it's dull, it's so
desperately dull and tedious and stuffy and boring and desperately DULL.
Counsellor: Well, er, yes Mr Anchovy, but you see your posts suggest that you are an extremely dull person. You
see, our experts describe it as an appallingly dull forum, unimaginative,
timid, lacking in initiative, spineless, easily dominated, no sense of humour,
tedious and irrepressibly drab and awful. And whereas in most subject
areas these would be considerable drawbacks, on the English subject forum they
are a positive boon.
Here's one- Do men make better heads of English than women?
One word answer: one syllable, three letters.
Nothing to see here, move along please.
bobvincent Here's one- Do men make better heads of English than women?
They certainly could look more like the Harris tweed models of Michael Gove that manc has come up with as a nightmarish concept.
mancI guess Clive Candy has provided a modium of interest by intriguing us with his three-letter monosyllabic reply. What can it be?
In keeping with the mood of the thread (such as it is), I'm going to guess, "meh".
Oh, I assumed it was something obvious and that it was just me that didn't know what it meant.
How about "Noo..."?
anteaterHow about "Noo..."?
anteatermancI guess Clive Candy has provided a modium of interest by intriguing us with his three-letter monosyllabic reply. What can it be?Oh, I assumed it was something obvious and that it was just me that didn't know what it meant.How about "Noo..."?
Does it actually make any sense in context?
Is it 'Under the Greenwood Tree' - 'pee'..
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