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We were in a lesson talking about globalisation and the impact it had on the whole world. He declared laugauges now are just a hobby (for those that speak English) because everyone is learning English so there is no need to learn other ones...

Phew....dropped Italian last year (and it was really annoying me) so now I have a good reason for giving it up! hehe

What ya all think? Is it worth troubling oneself over trivial things such as learning someone else's grammar? Surely the English version is mind bogglingly hard enough to get your head round?

SPEAK!
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(Original post by angelzland)
We were in a lesson talking about globalisation and the impact it had on the whole world. He declared laugauges now are just a hobby (for those that speak English) because everyone is learning English so there is no need to learn other ones...

Phew....dropped Italian last year (and it was really annoying me) so now I have a good reason for giving it up! hehe

What ya all think? Is it worth troubling oneself over trivial things such as learning someone else's grammar? Surely the English version is mind bogglingly hard enough to get your head round?

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Hmm I'm not sure if we've reached that stage yet, but we are moving in that direction. I'm sure the day will come when business all over the world (possibly with the exception of the French because they are just stubborn) is conducted in English.
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You don't want to hear the joke my friend's Economics teacher told him today. I'd tell it, but someone's bound to get offended.
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I wouldn't be surprised if we've already reached some kind of maximum of the amount of business conducted in English. Franco/German business, as well as tiger economies are becoming much more important these days. I wouldn't be surprised if there was actually a decline in the global use of English.
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You don't want to hear the joke my friend's Economics teacher told him today. I'd tell it, but someone's bound to get offended.
Everything offends someone - so tell us!
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You don't want to hear the joke my friend's Economics teacher told him today. I'd tell it, but someone's bound to get offended.
Did it per chance slay the French?
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Did it per chance slay the French?
No, it was to do with certain illnesses.
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No, it was to do with certain illnesses.
Come on out with it
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Come on out with it
OK, ***PLEASE DON'T READ IF EASILY OFFENDED***
Bloke walks into a doctors, has a check up.
Doctor comes back out 5 minutes later, says
"I've got some bad news and some very bad news"
Bloke says "I guess I'd better have the bad news first"
Doctor says "OK, you've got AIDS"
Bloke says "and what's the worse news"
"You've got Alzheimer's"
Bloke says "Oh well, at least I don't have AIDS"


I am deeply, deeply sorry.
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Interesting joke.
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(Original post by elpollodiablouk)
OK, ***PLEASE DON'T READ IF EASILY OFFENDED***
Bloke walks into a doctors, has a check up.
Doctor comes back out 5 minutes later, says
"I've got some bad news and some very bad news"
Bloke says "I guess I'd better have the bad news first"
Doctor says "OK, you've got AIDS"
Bloke says "and what's the worse news"
"You've got Alzheimer's"
Bloke says "Oh well, at least I don't have AIDS"


I am deeply, deeply sorry.
Watch this thread get closed now.
LOL, I'll give you some positive rep for that to balance out any neg rep you'll recieve!
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LOL, I'll give you some positive rep for that to balance out any neg rep you'll recieve!
lol thanks, I'll let you know if I get any.
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(Original post by elpollodiablouk)
OK, ***PLEASE DON'T READ IF EASILY OFFENDED***
Bloke walks into a doctors, has a check up.
Doctor comes back out 5 minutes later, says
"I've got some bad news and some very bad news"
Bloke says "I guess I'd better have the bad news first"
Doctor says "OK, you've got AIDS"
Bloke says "and what's the worse news"
"You've got Alzheimer's"
Bloke says "Oh well, at least I don't have AIDS"

I thought that was pretty good!


I am deeply, deeply sorry.
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lol thanks, I'll let you know if I get any.
You'll have to wait until tommorrow for my rep though.
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I thought that was pretty good!
Phew! Not just me then. Bear in mind this is one of the senior staff in our 6th form who told it :rolleyes:
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(Original post by elpollodiablouk)
Bloke walks into a doctors, has a check up.
Doctor comes back out 5 minutes later, says
"I've got some bad news and some very bad news"
Bloke says "I guess I'd better have the bad news first"
Doctor says "OK, you've got AIDS"
Bloke says "and what's the worse news"
"You've got Alzheimer's"
Bloke says "Oh well, at least I don't have AIDS"
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That is hilarious!

<memorises for job interview> (Well you never know!)
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