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    These kids sound so pretentious :/

    You're not upper class, allow yourself.

    Like...

    "I'm going to read law at xyz university"

    Mate.. go read a book.

    -_-


    Thoughts?
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    I find it's more foreigners who use it.
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    Hahaha I was thinking the exact same thing before!!
    It only sounds good if you say something along the lines of 'i'm going to read law at oxford'. Imagine if I started telling people I was going to read psychology and criminology at Salford, what a total **** I'd sound haha
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    Well, they will be reading a hell of a lot of Law at university if they do it right, so you can't really fault them.
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    Lmfao i find it really cringeworthy when people say read instead of study :lol:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I find it's more foreigners who use it.

    Yeah its da freshies
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    (Original post by jhumfy)
    Hahaha I was thinking the exact same thing before!!
    It only sounds good if you say something along the lines of 'i'm going to read law at oxford'. Imagine if I started telling people I was going to read psychology and criminology at Salford, what a total **** I'd sound haha
    Sounds cool if you have Oxbridge.. but other than that it's just... "stop forcing it."
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    It could be worse.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    These kids sound so pretentious :/

    You're not upper class, allow yourself.

    Like...

    "I'm going to read law at xyz university"

    Mate.. go read a book.

    -_-


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    I would disagree, everyone who I know who has a degree read so and so (mainly law).
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    Try doing a degree without reading and tell us all how it goes.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Try doing a degree without reading and tell us all how it goes.
    :lol:

    But you don't say I read xyz at A levels.

    -_-
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    :lol:

    But you don't say I read xyz at A levels.

    -_-
    But I do, because for most degrees that's what you will be doing a lot of the time.
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    I agree completely.

    If someone were to tell me they are "reading" a subject, or if they were to ask me what I was "reading" I would never speak to them again beyond that conversation.

    It's mostly old people though
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    But I do, because for most degrees that's what you will be doing a lot of the time.
    I prefer to play games over read. So should I say

    I'm going to play game at xyz university
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    (Original post by martin jol)
    I agree completely.

    If someone were to tell me they are "reading" a subject, or if they were to ask me what I was "reading" I would never speak to them again beyond that conversation.

    It's mostly old people though
    Someone said that at some event I went to.. I nearly burst out laughing. I was like "matee.... who do you think you are"
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    I think writing it on Personal statement and cover letters, it's fine. Saying it in convos with people is a bit off I gotta admit.

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    If you say read instead of study I will presume you're a private school educated southerner that'll be getting all their funding from dear old mummy and daddy rather than SFE.

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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    I prefer to play games over read. So should I say

    I'm going to play game at xyz university
    Suppose you could say that if you're failing.
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    I always say 'read.' People generally make the assumption that I'm upper class/posh. I may as well add to that assumption.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Suppose you could say that if you're failing.
    How about if I'm doing a gaming course?
 
 
 
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