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jaywit

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Re: Capitals & Lowercase words
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2009, 02:28 PM »
I try my best,sometimes I miss things or post without reading it.
What about making a statement and ending on question sound?(don't know how to explain,but it seems to be a N American teenage way)
"Bring" when it should be "take".
One of my thoughts,was the 11 plus in the late 40's a purely academic requirement or was socioeconomic a factor.

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Re: Capitals & Lowercase words
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2009, 10:54 PM »
One of my thoughts,was the 11 plus in the late 40's a purely academic requirement or was socioeconomic a factor.

My tuppence worth............
I was told I was very bright all through primary school but I must have had a bad day when it came round to sitting my 11 plus exam, so, didn't get to go to grammar school and instead ended up in the top form through secondary school. After leaving school I went on to join the armed forces and all my peer group in trade training were ex grammar school boys.

To be honest I think the 11 plus was a poor method of assessing overall academic achievement, the result being that some children were socio-economically 'pigeon holed' for life on the basis of a formal exam that for some kids took place in a stressful environment.
This definition tells you all you need to know about 'PC'
PC, aka, Political Correctness, is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority (Liberals/Socialists) and promoted by the mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is possible to pick up faeces by the clean end.

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Re: Capitals & Lowercase words
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2009, 02:24 PM »
I went your route basically in the 'A"s at Stamford,learned a trade,got differed until 21 the went of all places the Pay Corps.In my intake we had 6 or 7 Chartered Accountants.During the first couple of weeks I kept being fallen out from training to go and sit similar to IQ tests.Don't know why.I was either so thick they couldn't believe it or the opposite.Don't know if you were in Ashton when the Barracks was occupied but that was the Pay Corps officers accounts.I had visions of being posted to AUL so I plumped for an overseas posting and as I v'e said before I got the only Hong Kong posting from our intake.The remainder of my time was in paradise,after a 30 day cruise!!!