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  •  Ha. (2+ / 0-)
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    annetteboardman, annieli

    A Spanish friend of mine who went through the same degree program as I did at U London posted this. If you pursue a higher degree in another country, you have that much more language problems and cultural baggage to understand above and beyond your advisor's academic jargon.

    “The universe implodes. No matter.” -Liam Williams

    by northsylvania on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 02:41:54 PM PDT

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    •  LOL passive-aggressive discourse code (5+ / 0-)

      or how to run a graduate seminar

      WHAT THE BRITISH SAY
      WHAT THE BRITISH MEAN
      WHAT FOREIGNERS UNDERSTAND

      I hear what you say
      I disagree and do not want to discuss it further
      He accepts my point of view

      With the greatest respect
      You are an idiot
      He is listening to me

      That's not bad
      That's good
      That's poor

      That is a very brave proposal
      You are insane
      He thinks I have courage

      Quite good
      A bit disappointing
      Quite good

      I would suggest
      Do it or be prepared to justify yourself
      Think about the idea, but do what you like

      Oh, incidentally/ by the way
      The primary purpose of our discussion is
      That is not very important

      I was a bit disappointed that
      I am annoyed that
      It doesn't really matter

      Very interesting
      That is clearly nonsense
      They are impressed

      I'll bear it in mind
      I've forgotten it already
      They will probably do it

      I'm sure it's my fault
      It's your fault
      Why do they think it was their fault?

      You must come for dinner
      It's not an invitation, I'm just being polite
      I will get an invitation soon

      I almost agree
      I don't agree at all
      He's not far from agreement

      I only have a few minor comments
      Please rewrite completely
      He has found a few typos

      Could we consider some other options
      I don't like your idea
      They have not yet decided

      Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

      by annieli on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 02:55:06 PM PDT

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