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Lol Steve

Kev, your teacher obviously never visited Andalucía, or he would've made you spell every word as spoken by a pissed up old tramp on any park bench in the world, they all seem to speak the same lingo....Andalucian Spanish.

Tell yer teacher to get his head round this lot!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andalusian_Spanish


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Kev's old now. His teacher is probably dead.


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Funilly enough, the text books we used to learn from, all the little situations were based around Málaga.

He was a funny old sort. He used to say "Baaaa Málaga" - An early Hoot if you will. And a road called the Paseo Del Parque seemed to come up a lot from memory. Is there such a prominent road in Málaga.

He was in his late 50's, early 60's I'd say, so yes, he could well be dead.


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Were the teachers in Trinity a bunch of old sex case peado sadistic nonces in your time like it's sister school Whitgift?

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No, the only nonce was quite a young chap. 30 at most. He always wanted to be in skins when we were picking teams and invited the boys to feel his muscles. If you weren't trying hard enough, he'd tweak your nipples. Or he'd throw a medicine ball at you.

The things you innocently put up with as a kid.

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If you weren't trying hard enough, he'd tweak your nipples. Or he'd throw a medicine ball at you.

These actions are of course not permitted in this modern age, nor sadly is the use of the cane or strap to bring errant miscreants into line.

In conversation with a host of the populace there appears to be a groundswell of opinion that discipline in schools has declined dramatically due to the fact that the teaching profession cannot administer latter day punishments and whilst I yearn for the return of corporal punishment, I am realistic to acknowledge that those halcyon days are in the long and distant past never to return.

A darned good cuff around the ear or a ruler on the knuckles with some force would most certainly bring the ruffians to book and restore some respect towars teachers.Not forgetting of course 'Six of the best'.

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If you weren't trying hard enough, he'd tweak your nipples. Or he'd throw a medicine ball at you.



You had it easy. Our music teacher was called Mr Glitter.

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If you weren't trying hard enough, he'd tweak your nipples. Or he'd throw a medicine ball at you.



You had it easy. Our music teacher was called Mr Glitter.

Chocky

I understand the rationale behind your comment !

If this chap used to administer corporal punishment perhaps he could have been dubbed 'Glitter the hitter'. !

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Dear Mr Flinn,

In you I feel one has found a kindred spirit. I salute you sir.

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Dear Mr Flinn,

In you I feel one has found a kindred spirit. I salute you sir.

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Dear Maidstoned

In the interests of accuracy my surname is spelt FLIN and not FLINN.

Not withstanding my assertion, I am enormously gratified by your kind sentiments and hope that our paths will cross at some time.
Thank You kindly.

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Dear Rex,

My profound apologies.

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Corporal punishment for young boys being sadly missed???

Thank God I went to a school that was "approved"!!

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Corporal punishment for young boys being sadly missed???

Thank God I went to a school that was "approved"!!

Graham

I fervently believe that the abolition of corporal punishment in schools is one of the major factors behind the creation of dissolute youths who have NO respect for society whatsoever.

I would be delighted to witness the restoration of the cane, strap and even the birch but alas I wholly accept that those halcyon days are gone NEVER to make a re-appearance.



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My initial post regarding this topic was actually made slightly "tongue in cheek", but you do raise an interesting point Rex.

I take your point about a lack of respect in society, however I'm not sure beating children into compliance is a positive way forward & I'm sure you're right in saying it is highly unlikely to make a return!

I think I should point out before going any further I'm not some sort of leftie, dogooder, softie, quite the contrary!

I'm sure we've all experienced that moment when we wish we could "give that little swine a clip round the ear" or told the story of how "if a policeman had taken me home for some misdemeanor or other my Dad would have clobbered me". It was the fear rather than the action which modified our behaviour

I would suggest social deprivation, the break down of family & community and the slavish pursuit of political correctness have had a more devastating effect on society than the abolishment of corporal punishment. I see it so starkly when I'm in the UK & to be honest it's one of the main reasons I left & set up home in Spain.

I'm not saying Spain is perfect or that it doesn't have it's problems but, in my experience, there is a stronger family & community spirit here. A simple example is walking down the street! In Spain almost everyone (& I mean total strangers) will say hello or wish you good day. In the UK most people dont even speak to their neighbours! It's a society breakdown.

Respect for ones self & the community at large can be taught within families, communities & the educational establishment. Unfortunately that seems to be where the breakdown has happened. An overriding attitude of selfishness & the absence of consequences has resulted in a complete lack of respect from all quarters of society.

I was a "bit of a handful" during my school days but never needed to be on the receiving end of any capital punishment, yet I never turned out to be a hoodlum or a yob (& coming from Liverpool that was always going to be a distinct possibility!). If children are taught there are consequences to their actions & teachers, parents & the Police are allowed to enforce those consequences without fear of retribution I'm sure we could go a long way to addressing the problems without the need to cane, strap or birch children. (a society where Teachers live in fear both for their safety & the consequences of controlling the children & Police are powerless to do anything against anyone under 16, almost regardless of their behavior but can arrest & prosecute a parent who physically admonishes their child is almost certain to experience a breakdown of Law & Order!) 

There is also an argument that this could be the "thin end of the wedge" & help, over time, to create an atmosphere where the re-introduction of the Death Penalty was a possibility. I dont think that is a way forward, but it is probably a whole new discussion??

Not sure this is "on-topic" or something for discussion on a footie website at all? But interesting non the less!



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 and the slavish pursuit of political correctness have had a more devastating effect on society

My dear Graham

I have engaged in protracted debate with a plethora of good and hardy souls across the age spectrum and there is total unanimity at the abhorrence of the foistering of 'Political correctness' on our society.

Indeed there appears to be a general mound of boiling resentment as to this dastardly infliction on our way of life so who ARE these rapscallions who have introduced such a scourge on all and sundry ?
I urge these scoundrels to place their heads above the parapets and make themselves known.

I can unashamedly assert that I have an inflexible loathing of so called 'Political correctness' and the very thought of it boils my red corpuscles.
Grrrrr !



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