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by Mark1
Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Tea
Replies: 41
Views: 4243

As long as it's not cold, with sugar and with ice - yes, you read me right - I'll drink it! Earl Grey, a dash of milk, and some honey goes down wonderfully, though.
by Mark1
Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Universities
Topic: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Replies: 20
Views: 5514

I could have guessed that this thread might turn out this way. I think I'll limit my response to simply saying that my overwhelming experience here has been that people - other students and staff - are more friendly and more welcoming than their counterparts here in the UK, especially to the British...
by Mark1
Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Universities
Topic: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Replies: 20
Views: 5514

Well it's certainly different - especially coming straight from Horsham! Without stirring up too much in the way of nationalistic sentiments, I do have to say the enthusiasm and intensity the Americans put into everything is definitely refreshing. Life's pretty busy at the moment - I'm pledging, amo...
by Mark1
Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:12 am
Forum: Universities
Topic: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Replies: 20
Views: 5514

Well, I'm hearing only good things about the history department here from the majors and grads who I've spoken to... I mean, one senior who I know is planning on trying to hang on here to become a grad student - but I would assume that his focus, the American South, would not be one you share! Sorry...
by Mark1
Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Universities
Topic: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Replies: 20
Views: 5514

Well, I've hardly been here long enough to comment from personal experience, but I've a friend who is a History major (a senior), and is interested in further study here - give me a day or two to chat to him!
by Mark1
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: Universities
Topic: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Replies: 20
Views: 5514

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Well, I don't think anyone is currently representing UNC, so I feel I should put up my name...
by Mark1
Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Shelley Wood Campfire - Schedule
Replies: 14
Views: 1668

Yes, I sure we can make an exception to you - as long as Johnny promises to keep his pyrotechnics well away from the wood :wink:
by Mark1
Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Conspiracy theory - Iran captives?
Replies: 46
Views: 5290

Well, it isn't quite that simple. One can notice the difference in terminology between the British news reports and the Iranian statements, where the Iranians consistently term the captures as 'arrests' of individuals who have committed a criminal act by trespassing and there is clearly little sugge...
by Mark1
Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Conspiracy theory - Iran captives?
Replies: 46
Views: 5290

If we don't stand strong and firm NOW , it will only be a matter of time before our National heritage is no more, and all our women will be forced to walk the streets wearing veils and covering their ankles so as not to 'offend' the muslims ! I think that to take the extreme stance of the above arg...
by Mark1
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Languages, English and the EU: A call for opinions...
Replies: 47
Views: 5276

J.R. wrote:
englishangel wrote: Isn't the new head a fan of Chinese?
......... Only when the Indian take-away is closed !! :roll:


(Boom boom !)

Or when they're paying full fees...



Bad taste, I know... I apologise! :oops:
by Mark1
Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Languages, English and the EU: A call for opinions...
Replies: 47
Views: 5276

Good to see so many responses! I can see that the harder challenge for us will be arguing convincingly that a common language is an absolute necessity - once we've cleared that hurdle, to present English as the forerunner to be that language ought be less difficult!
by Mark1
Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Languages, English and the EU: A call for opinions...
Replies: 47
Views: 5276

englishangel wrote:Two and a half years in Sheffield doing nurse training and husband and in-laws from Doncaster here.
:offtopic:
by Mark1
Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BROADIE BUCKLES
Replies: 84
Views: 17457

After a brief look through the CH Photos section, it seems that people began wearing their Broadies at the back sometime after 1986. When I started in 1993, it was certainly the norm… except for the 2nd formers, who had to wear their buckle at the front with much enforcement from the 3rd formers ...
by Mark1
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BROADIE BUCKLES
Replies: 84
Views: 17457

Thanks for the reply Mark, If,as you say, it has become a tradition then I guess it is going to be very difficult to change. That is a pity.... I find myself looking at CH photographs, not at the whole picture but looking to see who has the buckle in the right place... is that sad or what? Thanks a...
by Mark1
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BROADIE BUCKLES
Replies: 84
Views: 17457

Thanks for the reply Mark, If,as you say, it has become a tradition then I guess it is going to be very difficult to change. That is a pity.... I find myself looking at CH photographs, not at the whole picture but looking to see who has the buckle in the right place... is that sad or what? Thanks a...