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old traf 31-05-2019 09:45 AM

Waiting for ages at a check out behind about 10 people, when i get to the front, there's no one behind me, keeps happening.

Dobbo 31-05-2019 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by old traf (Post 14777446)
Waiting for ages at a check out behind about 10 people, when i get to the front, there's no one behind me, keeps happening.

Try changing your deodorant !

bubbs11 31-05-2019 07:02 PM

Any song with a synthesised beat. Soulless lazy feckers.

chrisophiex 31-05-2019 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14777855)
Any song with a synthesised beat. Soulless lazy feckers.


Oi ! Blue Monday is a classic, and due to lack of technology in their day, the synth had to be re-programmed every time they played the song, as there was no way of saving the info to the synth.

Not lazy, in the slightest :)

Maidstoned Eagle 01-06-2019 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 14777918)
Oi ! Blue Monday is a classic, and due to lack of technology in their day, the synth had to be re-programmed every time they played the song, as there was no way of saving the info to the synth.

Not lazy, in the slightest :)

So youre telling me that the brains behind Stars on 45 were geniuses?

chrisophiex 01-06-2019 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14778132)
So youre telling me that the brains behind Stars on 45 were geniuses?


Stars on 45 are probably more influential than Kraftwerk.

Maidstoned Eagle 01-06-2019 09:25 AM

Bucks Fizz were more influential than Kraftwerk.

chrisophiex 01-06-2019 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14778143)
Bucks Fizz were more influential than Kraftwerk.

I think youíre living in a land of make believe.

Pat of the Palace 01-06-2019 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14778143)
Bucks Fizz were more influential than Kraftwerk.

To be fair, the choreography was betterer.

chrisophiex 01-06-2019 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Pat of the Palace (Post 14778152)
To be fair, the choreography was betterer.


Agreed. Kraftwerk were very dull to look at. Almost robotic.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 01-06-2019 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14778143)
Bucks Fizz were more influential than Kraftwerk.

I will have no criticism of Bucks Fizz. Up there with Jive bunny and the Archies.

monkey 01-06-2019 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Bipe (Post 14777416)
Good one, and to build on this we're on holiday down in South Devon at the moment. Yesterday we had two of these lycra clad idiots hauling their bikes onto the little harbour ferry (basically a large rowing boat with an outboard motor) and reducing the trip capacity by a third, much to the disgust of the other waiting tourists.

Jeremy Clarkson is right, they should all be shot :D

Isle of Wight 01-06-2019 01:22 PM

Buzz flies.

cappuccinoeagle 01-06-2019 11:01 PM

The Liverpool FC wankfest thatís about to start

Danny_Cheviot 01-06-2019 11:10 PM

When youíre sitting in the garden on a Summerís day and within 2 seconds a fly has committed kamikaze in your orange Fanta.

chateauferret 01-06-2019 11:35 PM

Bin dippers winning things without even having to play well.

TopKnot 02-06-2019 10:08 AM

https://twitter.com/boxparkcroydon/s...362981376?s=21

FFS

davech 02-06-2019 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 14779114)

I wonder how many have been within 100 miles of Anfield?

CP-RJW 02-06-2019 12:47 PM

Kids in cinemas. Not that I don’t except it when I’m going to see Detective Pikachu, but obnoxious nonetheless.

Stellavista 02-06-2019 12:56 PM

Still the misuse of the word 'iconic'. And the use of 'luxury' to describe every new housing development.
Estate Agents. Let's not beat about the bush - they should all be shot.
Lawyers. I have never met another collective so far up its own arse.

bubbs11 02-06-2019 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 14777918)
Oi ! Blue Monday is a classic, and due to lack of technology in their day, the synth had to be re-programmed every time they played the song, as there was no way of saving the info to the synth.

Not lazy, in the slightest :)

(Forgot about that one). I stand corrected.

davech 02-06-2019 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 14779215)
Kids in cinemas. Not that I donít except it when Iím going to see Detective Pikachu, but obnoxious nonetheless.

Why bother? They can't sit still or shut up for more than two minutes. Just download whatever mindless drivel they want to watch onto their i-pads/device of choice and lock them in their rooms. Job done.

Wolfnipplechips 02-06-2019 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 14777918)
Oi ! Blue Monday is a classic, and due to lack of technology in their day, the synth had to be re-programmed every time they played the song, as there was no way of saving the info to the synth.

Not lazy, in the slightest :)

Yeah, and that rubbish Enola Gay....

art malice 02-06-2019 01:42 PM


Vendy 02-06-2019 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 14779223)
Still the misuse of the word 'iconic'. And the use of 'luxury' to describe every new housing development.
Estate Agents. Let's not beat about the bush - they should all be shot.
Lawyers. I have never met another collective so far up its own arse.

Agree with Estate Agent's ******* awful self centred self serving wankers

Mr Mojo Risin 02-06-2019 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 14779114)

The comments cheered me up though!

old traf 02-06-2019 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Dobbo (Post 14777475)
Try changing your deodorant !

I don't use deodorant, think it may be the farting.

OLD BASING EAGLE 02-06-2019 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 14777918)
Oi ! Blue Monday is a classic, and due to lack of technology in their day, the synth had to be re-programmed every time they played the song, as there was no way of saving the info to the synth.

Not lazy, in the slightest :)

Fats Domino never used a synth in his life. Relied on talent.

Oldtown Eagle 02-06-2019 10:04 PM

Having the Sunday roast ready with just the peas to put on. Catching the seive on the sink and spilling the peas all over the kitchen floor.

Worksop Palace 02-06-2019 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 14779499)
Having the Sunday roast ready with just the peas to put on. Catching the seive on the sink and spilling the peas all over the kitchen floor.

:D

No saving that

Slimbloke'H' 02-06-2019 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14779502)
:D

No saving that

Nope. Even if you use it (which I don't), you're going to struggle with the five second rule... :D

Worksop Palace 02-06-2019 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Slimbloke'H' (Post 14779526)
Nope. Even if you use it (which I don't), you're going to struggle with the five second rule... :D

We have a 2 and a half hour rule up here ....

cappuccinoeagle 02-06-2019 11:51 PM

Synth music can give as much emotion as any other genre of music.
For instance, I Feel Love- total joy

Gyro1780 02-06-2019 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 14779499)
Having the Sunday roast ready with just the peas to put on. Catching the seive on the sink and spilling the peas all over the kitchen floor.

:p Did you "Pea" on the floor today whilst making dinner? :)

Slimbloke'H' 03-06-2019 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14779540)
We have a 2 and a half hour rule up here ....

:supergrin:

chateauferret 03-06-2019 01:15 AM

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Originally Posted by old traf (Post 14779321)
I don't use deodorant, think it may be the farting.

Reminds me of the morning I got out of bed after a multi-pint night the evening before and therefore with shall we say a sair heid, shaved (something I no longer do), reached for the aftershave and splosh splosh splosh as usual.

Suddenly it stung like buggery and then I noticed something didn't quite smell right. Looked down and saw that I was holding a hip flask instead of the aftershave bottle.

After reeling off an appropriate medley of naughty words I had to get on the 'bus smelling like a distillery at eight in the morning FFS.

chrisophiex 03-06-2019 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 14779596)
Reminds me of the morning I got out of bed after a multi-pint night the evening before and therefore with shall we say a sair heid, shaved (something I no longer do), reached for the aftershave and splosh splosh splosh as usual.

Suddenly it stung like buggery and then I noticed something didn't quite smell right. Looked down and saw that I was holding a hip flask instead of the aftershave bottle.

After reeling off an appropriate medley of naughty words I had to get on the 'bus smelling like a distillery at eight in the morning FFS.


:D

At least the whisky hid the smell of your beer emissions.

I wonít ask why you have a hip flask in your bathroom cabinet...

thefox 03-06-2019 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by OLD BASING EAGLE (Post 14779336)
Fats Domino never used a synth in his life. Relied on talent.

Both just push keys on a machine that makes music. Both still have to write and play the music. Do you not count an electric guitar player as not having talent as well ?

Maidstoned Eagle 03-06-2019 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by thefox (Post 14779836)
Both just push keys on a machine that makes music. Both still have to write and play the music. Do you not count an electric guitar player as not having talent as well ?

Depends if its played by someone in the 50īs or nowadays...apparently-

thefox 03-06-2019 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14779540)
We have a 2 and a half hour rule up here ....

Is that how long it takes you to reach the floor ?

Icy 03-06-2019 02:11 PM

Plastic scousers wondering around London looking smug.

Harry Bassett 03-06-2019 02:14 PM

I would suggest that an original piano or guitarist would have a better chance of playing with plugged in instruments than the other way around.

Nothing wrong with the fifties or Fats Domino!

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 03-06-2019 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Icy (Post 14779924)
Plastic scousers wondering around London looking smug.

Big FKW count out and about yesterday.
You won't catch me doing that next year when we win it, even with my new 'Nugent 9' shirt.

davech 03-06-2019 07:58 PM

The f*ckin American Nation Anthem. Piss off, Trump :veryangry

CP-RJW 03-06-2019 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Icy (Post 14779924)
Plastic scousers wondering around London looking smug.

There’s pricks all over Sheffield uni campus with Liverpool shirts on. Not a scouse accent to be heard.

Maidstoned Eagle 03-06-2019 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Harry Bassett (Post 14779928)
I would suggest that an original piano or guitarist would have a better chance of playing with plugged in instruments than the other way around.

Nothing wrong with the fifties or Fats Domino!

And nothing wrong with the 80īs 90īs etc and New order.

Harry Bassett 03-06-2019 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14780313)
And nothing wrong with the 80īs 90īs etc and New order.

Never said their was!;)

OLD BASING EAGLE 03-06-2019 10:54 PM

Guess I just prefer a more natural sound. Even an electric guitar depends on the resonance of its body.

Having said that OMDs talking loud and clear is one of my favourite tunes.

Maidstoned Eagle 03-06-2019 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Harry Bassett (Post 14780347)
Never said their was!;)

Nor did I. :)

JJ 04-06-2019 02:49 AM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14777855)
Any song with a synthesised beat. Soulless lazy feckers.

Just listen to Midnight by Yazoo, or Souvenir by OMD if you want "synths with soul".

Maidstoned Eagle 04-06-2019 09:34 AM

Or Tarzan Boy by Baltimora

JJ 04-06-2019 10:27 AM

I get the feeling you're not taking this seriously, ME. :clown:

JJ 04-06-2019 10:31 AM

Yazoo - Midnight (not released as a single so no proper video as such):


Maidstoned Eagle 04-06-2019 01:03 PM

Baltimora - Tarzan Boy (released as a single so we do have a video to show the genius involved and to give colour to this heart rending soliloquy)


JJ 04-06-2019 01:14 PM

:D

Hedgehog 04-06-2019 09:41 PM

I might have done this one before... but going to a very nice (read expensive) hotel in the middle of the week, and finding parents with kids of school age staying there during a time the kids should still be in school.

Nothing against kids being there, but during a time when schools out or at the weekend. That way I can plan around them. Just read some reviews on Trip Advisor, and people are so oblivious to this, and think it's grand they get cheaper rates and the kids get the pool all to themselves... bastards! Of course they get the pool to themselves... nobody else whats to be around them screaming and yelling so leave!

Blind_Eagle 04-06-2019 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14779540)
We have a 2 and a half hour rule up here ....

Thatís because itís always ******* freezing up north.

Mr Mojo Risin 04-06-2019 10:20 PM

Seeing Eric Cantona in two separate adverts today - one for Kronenbourg and the other for Hotels.com. There are two things I won't be spending my money on again.

strawberry mivi 04-06-2019 10:57 PM

Having to relist something on eBay for a second time because wankers win the bidding but don't read the listing - collection only means that you are coming to my house to pick the sodding thing up.
If Elgin could manage it why can't you - twats.

ozzieEagle 04-06-2019 11:30 PM

Queenslanders, The main reason Aussies get a bad rap overseas.


Bigoted, Bogan, Gods own, Narrow Minded, Right wing, Racist, Banjo playing Alabamanian, freaks.

Their only redeeming feature is they collectively hate the polarised opposite Melbourne so much that they rarely venture here.



Love to Queexit them and take on the Kiwi's instead.

Worksop Palace 04-06-2019 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 14781671)
Thatís because itís always ******* freezing up north.

I played golf in me tee shirt the other day

(It were feckin freezing)

Hedgehog 05-06-2019 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14781736)
I played golf in me tee shirt the other day

(It were feckin freezing)

You should have put some trousers on...

WLYWLYAWYPWF 05-06-2019 03:15 AM

Getting called for additional security checks at airport just after you've paid 20 dollars for two bottles of beer. Yep, you've guessed it. They weren't there when I got back ten minutes later.

Hedgehog 05-06-2019 06:30 AM

A few days ago (and for the past month or so) my printer was bugging me to update the "Firmware", so on Sunday I did it, and didn't think anymore about it.

Today I went to print something, and nothing... no communication between the computer and the printer (it's WiFi).

Finally figured out this evening I had to re-enter the WiFi password into the printer.

Not one single warning, or hint that this was required, or message saying it was what was required.

Bloody egg heads! And they wonder why I hate to update software.

:wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:

Golf Boy 05-06-2019 06:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14781736)
I played golf in me tee shirt the other day

(It were feckin freezing)

No collar? Itíll be jeans next.

Worksop Palace 05-06-2019 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Golf Boy (Post 14781823)
No collar? Itíll be jeans next.

Yes always a collar GB - hate seeing Woods et al wearing roundnecks.

Jeans ? On the courses I play?

Well my dear old thing.

Isle of Wight 05-06-2019 10:10 AM

That the BBC have a news article on their website entitled ďwhat where the D-Day landings ?Ē Ffs donít they have history in school any more ??? Unbelievable :veryangry

SgtStryker 05-06-2019 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14782053)
That the BBC have a news article on their website entitled ďwhat where the D-Day landings ?Ē Ffs donít they have history in school any more ??? Unbelievable :veryangry

Or English lessons apparently :angel:

Isle of Wight 05-06-2019 10:33 AM

:D touchť

I’m blaming the iPhone

PalaceForever 05-06-2019 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 14779114)

That is horrible. Even the pint chucking feels plastic.

chateauferret 05-06-2019 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14782053)
That the BBC have a news article on their website entitled ďwhat where the D-Day landings ?Ē Ffs donít they have history in school any more ??? Unbelievable :veryangry

I think that's for the benefit of Wayne "Adolf who?" Hennessey.

Olympian2 05-06-2019 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14782053)
That the BBC have a news article on their website entitled ďwhat where the D-Day landings ?Ē Ffs donít they have history in school any more ??? Unbelievable :veryangry

I didn't do ANYTHING on the 2nd World War at school - it was ALL Middle Ages. I absolutely love history now but I can absolutely see how people can be very ignorant about huge periods in history, whether it be UK or World history.

I would add that many kids are quite knowledgeable about History these days thanks to the wonderful 'Horrible Histories' books/TV series/theatre productions.

Isle of Wight 05-06-2019 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14782209)
I didn't do ANYTHING on the 2nd World War at school - it was ALL Middle Ages. I absolutely love history now but I can absolutely see how people can be very ignorant about huge periods in history, whether it be UK or World history.

I would add that many kids are quite knowledgeable about History these days thanks to the wonderful 'Horrible Histories' books/TV series/theatre productions.

Wow your about the same age as me. We did the Middle ages but the last 2 years were the build up to both WW1 and 2. My only regret was that we had a shite teacher who made it as boring as possible, so it just became a learning of dates, but at least we got a foundation I suppose. I would love to do a History GCSE again. I think liking History is an age thing ;)

SA Eagle 05-06-2019 12:17 PM

I feel sure I've mentioned this before but, grown adults cycling on the pavement; you do not have priority over every other pedestrian you utter ****bastards

Olympian2 05-06-2019 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14782221)
Wow your about the same age as me. We did the Middle ages but the last 2 years were the build up to both WW1 and 2. My only regret was that we had a shite teacher who made it as boring as possible, so it just became a learning of dates, but at least we got a foundation I suppose. I would love to do a History GCSE again. I think liking History is an age thing ;)

Agreed. If I had to do an A level or a degree now, it'd be modern history all day long.

Yoda 05-06-2019 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14782209)
I didn't do ANYTHING on the 2nd World War at school - it was ALL Middle Ages. I absolutely love history now but I can absolutely see how people can be very ignorant about huge periods in history, whether it be UK or World history.

I would add that many kids are quite knowledgeable about History these days thanks to the wonderful 'Horrible Histories' books/TV series/theatre productions.

Thatís v odd that you didnít study WW2 at all!

Iím in my 50s and studied it for at least a year in my History lessons.

My son is a teenager and I reckon heís had better lessons on it than I did. There are also brilliant resources that the teachers either show in class (eg film clips on their whiteboards) or recommend to their pupils to watch/read as homework.

Heís been on a school trip to France re D Day and I honestly think he knows more about the mission than I learned.

Back in the 60s and 70s the veterans I knew didnít like to talk about the war. Most felt the real heroes were those who died and they were grateful to be alive really. But events like todayís anniversary are encouraging the veterans to put aside their modesty and to share their stories.

Olympian2 05-06-2019 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Yoda (Post 14782248)
Thatís v odd that you didnít study WW2 at all!

Iím in my 50s and studied it for at least a year in my History lessons.

My son is a teenager and I reckon heís had better lessons on it than I did. There are also brilliant resources that the teachers either show in class (eg film clips on their whiteboards) or recommend to their pupils to watch/read as homework.

Heís been on a school trip to France re D Day and I honestly think he knows more about the mission than I learned.

Back in the 60s and 70s the veterans I knew didnít like to talk about the war. Most felt the real heroes were those who died and they were grateful to be alive really. But events like todayís anniversary are encouraging the veterans to put aside their modesty and to share their stories.

Indeed. I recently got my old school books out of the loft to show my kids. I did mostly Middle Ages & then a little bit about Elizabeth I. Then I had to make choices & I took 2 languages so didn't study either Geog or History past the age of about 12/13. Weirdly, or maybe consequently, I absolutely love Geog & History now. I suspect my schools (in the late 70s/early 80s) shied away from WW1 & WW2 as it may have glorified war. Not saying I agree, just mooting the possibility.

I agree re the teaching methods of today - vastly improved resources at school. Plus, of course, if they want to do any self-research, they have t'internet.

Yoda 05-06-2019 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14782277)
Indeed. I recently got my old school books out of the loft to show my kids. I did mostly Middle Ages & then a little bit about Elizabeth I. Then I had to make choices & I took 2 languages so didn't study either Geog or History past the age of about 12/13. Weirdly, or maybe consequently, I absolutely love Geog & History now. I suspect my schools (in the late 70s/early 80s) shied away from WW1 & WW2 as it may have glorified war. Not saying I agree, just mooting the possibility.

I agree re the teaching methods of today - vastly improved resources at school. Plus, of course, if they want to do any self-research, they have t'internet.

I suspect that History teaching back then might have been a freer choice of the individual school or even teacher, until you reached the GCSE years and the teachers then had to follow the syllabus. And ofcourse it would depend on what type of school you attended.

I say this because I remember that in my first year of Senior School my history teacher taught us the bewildering events of ancient China! Iím keen on History, but oh boy that was a tough year and I canít remember a single thing she told us.

When my parents eventually questioned the school on this, it turned out this was her personal specialist subject. My goodness her lessons were a struggle.

At least my sonís History lessons re China have been about the revolution, and therefore far more interesting in terms of modern history and politics.

art malice 05-06-2019 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14782209)
I didn't do ANYTHING on the 2nd World War at school - it was ALL Middle Ages. I absolutely love history now but I can absolutely see how people can be very ignorant about huge periods in history, whether it be UK or World history.

I would add that many kids are quite knowledgeable about History these days thanks to the wonderful 'Horrible Histories' books/TV series/theatre productions.

Did you go to school with Wayne Hennessey?

Olympian2 05-06-2019 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by art malice (Post 14782325)
Did you go to school with Wayne Hennessey?

:D :D :D

Olympian2 05-06-2019 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Yoda (Post 14782314)
I suspect that History teaching back then might have been a freer choice of the individual school or even teacher, until you reached the GCSE years and the teachers then had to follow the syllabus. And ofcourse it would depend on what type of school you attended.

I say this because I remember that in my first year of Senior School my history teacher taught us the bewildering events of ancient China! Iím keen on History, but oh boy that was a tough year and I canít remember a single thing she told us.

When my parents eventually questioned the school on this, it turned out this was her personal specialist subject. My goodness her lessons were a struggle.

At least my sonís History lessons re China have been about the revolution, and therefore far more interesting in terms of modern history and politics.

Absolutely. And I was the last year of O levels. :p

SgtStryker 05-06-2019 01:29 PM

You lot were lucky, I got The Agricultural Revolution. Jethro Tull’s seed drill anyone?
It’s no wonder I bunked off as much as I did.
Then my daughter got to study The Viet Nam War for A Levels, I would have aced that.

art malice 05-06-2019 02:35 PM

Parents’ occupations still being on birth certificates. Who gives a fvck?

Selhurst Celtic 05-06-2019 03:32 PM

I'm annoyed that I didn't say "stuntman" or something when they filled them in for my kids.
I did accidentally nick the registrar's pen on one occasion. But then he did ask me if TomŠs was a Polish name. It was a lovely pen.

Maidstoned Eagle 05-06-2019 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 14782571)
I did accidentally nick the registrar's pen on one occasion. But then he did ask me if TomŠs was a Polish name.

What a wally....everyone knows it's Czech

Yoda 05-06-2019 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SgtStryker (Post 14782345)
You lot were lucky, I got The Agricultural Revolution. Jethro Tullís seed drill anyone?
Itís no wonder I bunked off as much as I did.
Then my daughter got to study The Viet Nam War for A Levels, I would have aced that.

My sonís currently doing his GCSEs and his history topics have been Weimar, Civil Rights in America (eg MLK), Vietnam war and China (eg Chairman Mao). Heís really enjoyed it, and as parents weíve slightly been on the journey with him as weíve watched many relevant documentaries and films together.

Two of his A Levels are going to History and Politics. Those two syllabuses will add up to an interesting mix of medieval to modern history.

Oh and before anyone asks, yes he studied British history (including the Elizabethans, Tudors and the World Wars) prior to the GCSE options. They front load those topics in the early senior school years now to ensure all the pupils have an opportunity to learn about them, not just those who take the subject further.

Coastal Palace 05-06-2019 04:28 PM

Warwick Davies and short arses of his ilk.
I don't like their kind.

Isle of Wight 05-06-2019 05:33 PM

The inept bbc camera men/women who can’t film the red arrows at the DDay celebrates just zoom about the sky aimlessly. If our gunners had that level of incompetence we would never have been able to celebrate today !

Terrace Bickle 05-06-2019 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14782209)
I didn't do ANYTHING on the 2nd World War at school - it was ALL Middle Ages. I absolutely love history now but I can absolutely see how people can be very ignorant about huge periods in history, whether it be UK or World history.

I would add that many kids are quite knowledgeable about History these days thanks to the wonderful 'Horrible Histories' books/TV series/theatre productions.

I can't believe the ignorance of major historical events from my colleagues in their twenties. Mind you they seem to have the same problem with the geography of the UK.

It's been lovely watching my kids hoover up every repeat of HH. I think there were complaints about dumbing down the subject matter at the time, but at least it gets children interested.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14782221)
I think liking History is an age thing ;)

^This, I think it must be because I've got to the age that I don't have to try and fit in any more. I've always found it fascinating, but was perhaps a bit scared of admitting it when I was younger. There have been some fantastic BBC documentaries covering the Tudor to Victorian period over the last few years. They seem to go largely under the radar.

Yoda 05-06-2019 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 14782815)
I can't believe the ignorance of major historical events from my colleagues in their twenties. Mind you they seem to have the same problem with the geography of the UK.

It's been lovely watching my kids hoover up every repeat of HH. I think there were complaints about dumbing down the subject matter at the time, but at least it gets children interested.



^This, I think it must be because I've got to the age that I don't have to try and fit in any more. I've always found it fascinating, but was perhaps a bit scared of admitting it when I was younger. There have been some fantastic BBC documentaries covering the Tudor to Victorian period over the last few years. They seem to go largely under the radar.

Give yourself some credit on this, as your kids are possibly enjoying the history topics because you are too.

Itís v easy for parents to negatively influence kids by labelling history as a waste of time. They then tune out in lessons, especially if they also have a rather dry teacher.

Maidstoned Eagle 05-06-2019 08:24 PM

I learnt about WW2 from my dad and him making me watch World at War documentaries etc. School was all the Tudors and Stuarts etc.

PIE "N" MASH 05-06-2019 08:32 PM

Hardly touched on WW1+2 at later school.Learn't when we lived in Hannover in the 70's(old man stationed there)and lets not forget all the black and white classic films when we were young.Seemed to be one on most sundays.

Terrace Bickle 05-06-2019 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14782880)
I learnt about WW2 from my dad and him making me watch World at War documentaries etc. School was all the Tudors and Stuarts etc.

I guess it helps if your parents were around at the time. My dad was evacuated and my grandad was a merchant seaman, took despatches through China and Russia pre WW2, then served as a gunner on corvettes. He died before I was born, but had left behind about a dozen shell casings he'd made into vases and other memorabilia that my nan told me about . She also remembered watching the B of B dogfights above Kent and served Montgomery in her tabaccoists. Great for my brother and me who were obsessed with WW2.

Am Phibian 05-06-2019 09:02 PM

Arguably still the greatest TV documentary series ever made - The World at War - learnt me my amazing grasp of global history 1939-45

Terrace Bickle 05-06-2019 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Am Phibian (Post 14782931)
Arguably still the greatest TV documentary series ever made - The World at War - learnt me my amazing grasp of global history 1939-45

Yep, used to remember watching it on a Sunday night, then dreading school the next day.

Coastal Palace 05-06-2019 09:07 PM

I love America and Americans but I don't like it when they leave out an 'I' in Aluminium.
Annoys the f*ck outta me.

Hedgehog 05-06-2019 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Coastal Palace (Post 14782942)
I love America and Americans but I don't like it when they leave out an 'I' in Aluminium.
Annoys the f*ck outta me.

So you're OK with all the "u's" they leave out? :confused:

Wolfnipplechips 05-06-2019 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 14782462)
Parentsí occupations still being on birth certificates. Who gives a fvck?

Congratulations your highness.

Coastal Palace 05-06-2019 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14782945)
So you're OK with all the "u's" they leave out? :confused:

I love you yanks so I'll let that slide.
x

Hedgehog 05-06-2019 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14782880)
I learnt about WW2 from my dad...

Pretty much the same, except he was in India and Burma fighting the Japanese, so my education was a bit skewed in that direction.

At school the only thing I remember in regard to history was The French Revolution, and even that is a bit iffy! Had to give up history to take metalwork in about the 3rd year.


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