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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Not yet. He got a look of death when he asked me if I was Indian and having an arranged marriage and then proceeded to ask me if I was from some bizarre Christian-esque Sri Lankan cult when I said I wasn't Indian :ninja:

    I also gave the following link to my tutor, who inquired on behalf of the FCR/SCR/whatever they call it who he was and why he's always dressed like that:

    http://chronicle.augusta.com/graduat...obadilla.shtml

    Besides, there have been worse JYAs. One of them seemed to find the BNP funny and decided to say this in front of me. Luckily he never talked to me again, or he would have got a slap :yep:
    That is absolutely hilarious (the link, not the BNP :p: ). He looks like the most smug ******* ever and there are so many opportunities for mockery, I wish he was a TSR poster
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    (Original post by Teebs)
    That is absolutely hilarious (the link, not the BNP :p: ). He looks like the most smug ******* ever and there are so many opportunities for mockery, I wish he was a TSR poster
    We could physically find him and laugh in his face.
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    (Original post by Teebs)
    That is absolutely hilarious (the link, not the BNP :p: ). He looks like the most smug ******* ever and there are so many opportunities for mockery, I wish he was a TSR poster
    He's definitely unique. We have great fun talking to him in formal hall. He's quite nice, but soooooooooooooooooo funny :rofl:

    That's the other thing. He goes to formal hall every single day. Which, given we have 6 formal halls a week, is quite a lot. If the tickets are sold out, he'll ask everyone he knows if they have a ticket and if he can buy it. He somehow even managed to get into the Boat Club dinner... with his mother :lolwut:
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    We could physically find him and laugh in his face.
    Nah, that's mean! He is very nice. Just very naive and incredibly odd :yep:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Nah, that's mean! He is very nice. Just very naive and incredibly odd :yep:
    It would be an educational experience for him...
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    (Original post by Teebs)
    It would be an educational experience for him...
    It could even become the new defining moment of his life :tongue:
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    (Original post by Teebs)
    It would be an educational experience for him...
    It's so brutal though! Plus he's extremely thick-skinned. He doesn't seem to understand when Woosta people take the mick
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    It could even become the new defining moment of his life :tongue:
    :rofl:

    Actually I'm not even sure if he's still here this term. Some JYAs only stay for two terms, don't they? Will have to check this when I get back :cool:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    It's so brutal though! Plus he's extremely thick-skinned. He doesn't seem to understand when Woosta people take the mick
    Surely brutal is more things like taking him down an alleyway and beating him up (not that I in any way advocate such things).
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    :rofl:

    Actually I'm not even sure if he's still here this term. Some JYAs only stay for two terms, don't they? Will have to check this when I get back :cool:
    I wouldn't know - as I said, Balliol doesn't take them. Also, if they're only here for two terms, aren't they really missing the point of the Junior Year Abroad?
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    (Original post by cpchem)
    I wouldn't know - as I said, Balliol doesn't take them. Also, if they're only here for two terms, aren't they really missing the point of the Junior Year Abroad?
    It's probably a cunning scheme on the part of the university to charge more for less.
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    (Original post by cpchem)
    I wouldn't know - as I said, Balliol doesn't take them. Also, if they're only here for two terms, aren't they really missing the point of the Junior Year Abroad?
    Sorry, I meant that as a general question, rather than directing it at you! The BNP one was only here for two terms. I think my college bro may have only been here for two terms as well. It's a bizarre system. I don't really get it
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    What's a JYA?

    EDIT: Oh, cpchem has semi-answered my question...
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    (Original post by Teebs)
    Surely brutal is more things like taking him down an alleyway and beating him up (not that I in any way advocate such things).
    Yeah, I guess the word 'brutal' is more suited to those situations :yep:
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    (Original post by MSB)
    What's a JYA?
    An American student who's spending part or the whole of the third year of their degree at Oxford :cool:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    An American student who's spending part or the whole of the third year of their degree at Oxford :cool:
    So they're at about the same intellectual level as our freshers, then?
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    So they're at about the same intellectual level as our freshers, then?
    I'm not entirely sure. I don't really understand how the American school/uni system works. Are their first two years the equivalent of our sixth form? We have a Music one this year at Woosta, but she's following the third year course
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    I'm not entirely sure. I don't really understand how the American school/uni system works. Are their first two years the equivalent of our sixth form? We have a Music one this year at Woosta, but she's following the third year course
    The textbooks that sophomore chemists in America use (for the whole year) cover about the first fortnight in Oxford.
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    (Original post by cpchem)
    The textbooks that sophomore chemists in America use (for the whole year) cover about the first fortnight in Oxford.
    You could say similar stuff about unis in the UK as well though (maybe not quite to that extreme though!)
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    An American student who's spending part or the whole of the third year of their degree at Oxford :cool:
    I see.
 
 
 
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