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Update to the Latin Diploma Saga
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jaganath69



Joined: 17 Jul 2003

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Update to the Latin Diploma Saga Reply with quote

I hope my coworker doesn't mind me posting the link to his angry letter to the Herald, but this needs to be highlighted.

http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/NEWKHSITE/data/html_dir/2007/12/11/200712110027.asp

Gorea, Sporkling!
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mrsquirrel



Joined: 13 Dec 2006

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Dear Sir.

I am an English teacher/instructor etc.....



At this point everybody turns the page.
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jaganath69



Joined: 17 Jul 2003

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrsquirrel wrote:
Quote:
Dear Sir.

I am an English teacher/instructor etc.....



At this point everybody turns the page.


Cranking the yaba pipe again, or has the you-know-what-related dementia from doing one too many ladyboys up the Gary struck again?
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Mr. Pink



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
Location: China

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "Sparkling" comment gave me a chuckle.
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indytrucks



Joined: 09 Apr 2003
Location: The Shelf

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My diploma is in Latin. When I was hired at my uni, there was a lot of headscratching. The bloody thing may as well have been in Swahili. They eventually got the idea though.
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mrsquirrel



Joined: 13 Dec 2006

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaganath69 wrote:
mrsquirrel wrote:
Quote:
Dear Sir.

I am an English teacher/instructor etc.....



At this point everybody turns the page.


Cranking the yaba pipe again, or has the you-know-what-related dementia from doing one too many ladyboys up the Gary struck again?


Not at all, but I have always had a dislike for English language newspapers out here. Cynicism from reading far too many Bangkok Post letter pages.

I do appreciate your friends problem. As my rather short comment was meant to show that the only people who will care about his plight are other English teachers.

Obviously having studied at an old Poly I will never have to worry about my degree being written in Latin.
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jaganath69



Joined: 17 Jul 2003

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrsquirrel wrote:
jaganath69 wrote:
mrsquirrel wrote:
Quote:
Dear Sir.

I am an English teacher/instructor etc.....



At this point everybody turns the page.


Cranking the yaba pipe again, or has the you-know-what-related dementia from doing one too many ladyboys up the Gary struck again?


Not at all, but I have always had a dislike for English language newspapers out here. Cynicism from reading far too many Bangkok Post letter pages.

I do appreciate your friends problem. As my rather short comment was meant to show that the only people who will care about his plight are other English teachers.

Obviously having studied at an old Poly I will never have to worry about my degree being written in Latin.


Well, with appologies for my similarly curt retort, I would respond that at least the Herald is now attempting to address the issues that affect us here. Agree with you on your BKK Post observations, that, as are many other SE Asian rags, is a pile of cack.
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Col.Brandon



Joined: 09 Aug 2004
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are the people staffing the education office so unworldly that a degree from an English speaking country written in Latin confuses them?


Actually, yes.
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spliff



Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Location: Khon Kaen, Thailand

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why didn't the OP just ask his school for a dip in English?
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zeppelin



Joined: 08 Jan 2005

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The diploma has an English translation. This didn't stop the Education Office from deciding that the Latin 'Universitas' was a spelling mistake and therefore concluding that my degree was 'suspicious'
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mrsquirrel



Joined: 13 Dec 2006

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^So what has actually happened about it then?^
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spliff



Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Location: Khon Kaen, Thailand

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah....where's the "update"?
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The_Eyeball_Kid



Joined: 20 Jun 2007

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spliff wrote:
Yeah....where's the "update"?


Yeah, WHERE?!

*beep* this! I want my fucking money back!
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jaganath69



Joined: 17 Jul 2003

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spliff wrote:
Yeah....where's the "update"?


Well, update as in he got his angry letter to the editor published. If that is not an advancement in the saga, sue me. I'll allow the person in question who sometimes posts here to let you know the outcome.
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The_Conservative



Joined: 15 Mar 2007

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have left off the last sentence and third paragraph...they don't sound very professional.


And I doubt that calling the government names is going to have them seeing his POV anytime soon.
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