Language: An ode to Manchester Shitty!


 

One thing is for certain after trying to get the little Chungjuites to get the pronunciation right this week, it’s going to be a long-haul! Yes everything is SHITTY! Man Shitty, the shitty of Chungju, shitting down in class,  shycling lanes (for active readers),  and Premier League shocker on Sky Sports (for soccer widow readers….SDG????).

Completing gap fill exercises is interesting. The correct answer was “dish”, this is what a student chose: “I like the sweet *gas* Grandmother makes for me”. Another shock for me was the way they “ate” Word Searches and absolutely loved Crosswords. Complete silence except for the odd snore!

As for communication through signage, no confusion when it comes to pishing! If you look at the slideshow the way he’s holding his hands on the back of his hips is very Leonard Rossiter and then the visual urine display (as if somebody didn’t know how to take a pish) as a how-to-guide. Also, instead of urinal they put in English URINE…rather than just Urinal. It could be the WKC management badge “Pishing on Education”. I like the House of Curries sign better.

I designated Friday “Happy Friday” as most of the kids were miserable, demonstrating a desire to make me think that their poor wee lives were not worth living. They spend hours (when awake) convincing you that they have NO weekend, it’s more studying and little sleeping. The reality for many is computer games until 4 in the morning. If they are studying so hard it’s not ENGLISHY! I believe it is a government initiative fuelling a propaganda machine. This perpetuates the myth that their great country is one huge cerebral colossus, setting an example to the rest of society as a whole. I started Happy Friday classes with the following video, you may have to slide the volume up:

A thought for today.

Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes.  A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.  And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.

Chungnyeolsa Shrine for Lim Chungmin tomorrow, weather permitting.

Sayonara.

 

One thought on “Language: An ode to Manchester Shitty!

  1. Hi Gary
    The Kids all the world over does not seem to be any different to the UK once. I thought the korean students will want to learn English and will be wide awake. Why not try to get them to sing a popular pop tune to keep them awake. Or where you start a word and they have to add to it to make a story. I like the video it was amusing.
    bye savi

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