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  • ross1948 15:48 on April 16, 2022 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: academic standards, ,   

    Lucky Jesus! No – I’m Not Blaspheming! 


    No, I’m actually referring to the notorious college at Cambridge University, which was recently slapped down for its pathetic pandering to wokery.

    Hallelujah! Church Court ‘NO’ To BLM Appeasers! 

    Jesus College used to be highly regarded, until their management decided to rid their historic chapel of a memorial plaque honouring a long-dead benefactor.

    Tobias Rustat, the long-dead English philanthropist the creeps were out to get! 
    ….

    Their base ingratitude provoked a fierce fightback and the Rustat memorial remains in place.
    But now we learn that an unexpected benefit has accrued – uptight whineys are looking at other places to study!

    So at least we read in The Times, and you’d think there’d be academic exultation if woke-weasels are preferring to take their delicate little intellects elsewhere.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cambridge-college-students-snub-jesus-college-chapel-over-rustat-memorial

     

    Yet, oddly, there’s some in-house grizzling going on – inexplicable, when you think about the potential consequences of this development.

    Instead of contemplating college standards at risk of being dragged down by a preponderance of pinko twits…

    ….forever on the prowl for make-believe ‘inclusion and diversity’ grievances…

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    ….Jesus College has a chance to excel, if its students are mostly healthy normal young people eager to learn!

     
    • Pamela 18:29 on April 16, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Wouldn’t our universities be so much better if the wokers were discouraged from entry?
      All those ideologues drawing salaries as ‘lecturers’ would be confronted by young people with active rather than passive brains!

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  • ross1948 08:52 on April 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: academic standards, , grammar, , , Mona Chalabi, ,   

    Moaning Mona, Riding To The Rescue of Jakarta Post? 


    One of my most enjoyable spare-time activities  – not the most, but almost! – is noting the lapses in grammar of the Jakarta Post.

    Here’s an extract from a previous RRA.

    Five-Star Hotel Hooker Horror – Jakarta Post Grammar Probe? 

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    Prostitution has been there since my childhood but we have hypocrite and posed not to know about it,” kompas.com quoted him as saying here on Monday.

    That’s allegedly Jakarta’s Governor Ahok speaking, about a ‘high-class pimp’ story hitting headlines here.

    He also said he did not know the number of public officials using sex workers’ service but many have abused their power to pay the high tariff.

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    WOW!

    Ahok needless to say never said anything like that – he spoke in Indonesian. But that was how the JP Anglophones translated his remarks.

    There are other JP howlers, though I couldn’t possibly cover them all. But it’s not just grammar – here’s an amusing example of how they use a variety of ‘English’ that’s meaningless to normal people.

    Grammar and ‘Gays!’ – Poor Old Jakarta Post! 

    But now my true nefarious motives, for pointing out their wretched standard of English, stand exposed.

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    • People like Yours Truly, who expect decent grammar, are just wicked rich old racists!

    And who’s exposed us?


    This grumpy little girl!

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    “It doesn’t take much to see the power imbalance when it comes to grammar snobbery. The people pointing out the mistakes are more likely to be older, wealthier, whiter, or just plain academic than the people they’re treating with condescension….”

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2016/apr/20/grammar-snobs-are-patronising-pretentious-and-just-plain-wrong-video

    That’s from a pinko bint named Mona Chalabi, whose bile boils up in The Guardian, one of the most far left media in the UK. 

    Having studied at one of the oldest Scots institutions of higher education, the University of Edinburgh, Mona might fairly be described as ‘academic’ herself.

    Did she get an Upper Second or a First?

    If the latter, she’s more ‘academic’ than I, though I’m not an Edinburgh alumnus.

    Guardian hacks and hackettes also tend to be significantly ‘wealthier’ than your average citizen. She’s certainly much wealthier than I am! Who isn’t?

    So basically it’s age and colour that she’s righteously frothing about?   

    Yes, I confess, I am ‘older’ than she! The older you are, at least in the UK, the greater the chance your grammar will be good. Grammar schools, now rare – though UKIP say they’ll bring them back – took in students from poor homes and taught them well. Teachers were also much more diligent in such areas than they seem to be now.

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    • And alas, despite my zealous sun-bathing, whenever I get the chance to sit out in my yard with a book, I remain forlornly ‘whiter.’

    Mona makes good money from ‘race.’ The ‘documentary’ she was working on last year for (surprise, surprise!) the BBC on ‘racism’ presumably earned her a pretty penny.

    Will the script of her end-product be literate?

    I doubt I’ll watch it.

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    • Given her prejudices, it’ll likely just be another lefty whine.

    Whether it’ll be grammatically correct, I don’t know. Given that she resents those who care enough about the English language to draw attention to its misuse by ignoramuses, I am not optimistic. 

     

     
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