General Discussion: Overheard conversations


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eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

30 Mar 2011 13:58
DuffMan wrote: (oh shit I'm a policeman and I got paint on me boooo hoooo).

I'm sure you'd have a big smile on your face if you were covered in paint.

I agree with Double D. I went to a shit uni, to do a shit degree, and after 1.5 years on the course i got disillusioned. Most of my class were idiots, and i realised i would end up with the same degree and same position as them in 1.5 more years. Instead of wasting my time finishing a shite degree, i dropped out, eventually found a job and am moving up in my career.

Famglia, it's a catch 22. More people go to uni, more jobs require degrees. One of them has to stop if it's to be dealt with. Either less people go uni, or the requirements drop. I think the amount of people going to uni wouldn't change much at all if less jobs require degrees
Ketters
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1055 posts since 8/2/11

30 Mar 2011 14:15
Out of interest, what/where did you go/do?

My course requirements were ABB, but there are a load of shit courses that required far less and as a result my block in halls doesn't half have some idiots.
Rez
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7964 posts since 5/4/09

30 Mar 2011 15:44
Double D wrote: I couldn't imagine anything more pointless than doing English Lit for three years.

Laughing out loud
Rez
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7964 posts since 5/4/09

30 Mar 2011 15:57
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

31 Mar 2011 23:55
I can imagine a whole host of things more pointless.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

1 Apr 2011 00:02
For example studying Marketing at an ex-polytechnic.

Also, Manchester had Terry Eagleton teaching in the Philosophy dept until my boy Amis pushed him out, so you probably have no idea what you're talking about Daesin.
Dasein
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1428 posts since 1/11/09

1 Apr 2011 00:24
@ bookstore to be honest i said that manchester phil department wasn't so great on the basis of recent university ranking by subject.
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

1 Apr 2011 10:31
Rez wrote:
Double D wrote: I couldn't imagine anything more pointless than doing English Lit for three years.

Laughing out loud
Fix your quote up, it wasn't me that said this!

Wasn't there once a time when universities were supposed to be institutes of research and academic development?
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

1 Apr 2011 10:36
Toasted wrote: Philosophy at Manchester is a great degree from a great univeristy and a real statement of intelligence. It'll take him where ever he wants to go that's non-vocational if he does well.
A 2(i) in any subject from a uni as good as Manchester will get you onto most graduate programmes out there (presuming you get through the interview).
InWonderland
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2655 posts since 8/2/07

1 Apr 2011 11:28
Was out in Leadenhall Market last night with a load of city boys..
One goes 'He was wearing one of those Northern Rock jackets..'
'Er… you mean North Face?'
'Oh yah, yah.. that's what I meant..'

/csb.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

1 Apr 2011 12:36
Alans Deep Bath wrote: Out of interest, what/where did you go/do?

My course requirements were ABB, but there are a load of shit courses that required far less and as a result my block in halls doesn't half have some idiots.

The course requirement was over half of my actual UCAS points, i should've realised.

Leeds met, IT and business management. Wank course
-Sarah-
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769 posts since 11/10/05

1 Apr 2011 13:05
Overheard in Boots this lunchtime…

Teenage/College girl 1: You know Coke? What is the flavour?

T/C Girl 2: What?

1: You know, Tango is orange, lemonade is lemon. Whats coke?

2: It's cola flavour.

1: What, like the bears in Australia? That's a bit sick isn't it?

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

I had to walk away cos I was laughing too much.
Toasted
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1651 posts since 15/10/09

1 Apr 2011 13:12
BOOKSTORECORE wrote: For example studying Marketing at an ex-polytechnic.

Also, Manchester had Terry Eagleton teaching in the Philosophy dept until my boy Amis pushed him out, so you probably have no idea what you're talking about Daesin.

You nailed it.
Rez
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7964 posts since 5/4/09

1 Apr 2011 18:55
Sorry about that Double D Laughing out loud
Sneaker52
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7143 posts since 2/11/06

1 Apr 2011 23:37

Seenmy in top left of pic 1?
illwill
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3663 posts since 17/5/04

2 Apr 2011 10:27
In the florist yesterday (no homo). Some girl asked if they had any Chlamydias. LOL

Think she meant Camellias
Pauly
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1910 posts since 1/1/10

2 Apr 2011 11:50
(On the tram at Mediacity yesterday) Mid twenties girl and townie bf.
Girl - 'Is that the Thames?'
Bf - 'Dunno, don't think so. That's in London I fink'
Girl - 'Yeah, that's the Thames. It probably takes you all the way to London.'

It's the Manchester Ship Canal Laughing out loud

swiftus
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774 posts since 1/7/09

2 Apr 2011 11:57
-Sarah- wrote: Overheard in Boots this lunchtime…

Teenage/College girl 1: You know Coke? What is the flavour?

T/C Girl 2: What?

1: You know, Tango is orange, lemonade is lemon. Whats coke?

2: It's cola flavour.

1: What, like the bears in Australia? That's a bit sick isn't it?

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

I had to walk away cos I was laughing too much.

Eek

Peregrine
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999 posts since 17/6/09

3 Apr 2011 04:01
^^ Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
rejuicer
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116 posts since 11/5/09

27 Aug 2011 12:58
Last night at a pub, man sitting next to young woman on bench outside:

Man: "Our Debbie got date-raped the other night"
..
Woman "oh"
..
Man: "They'd been in here"
..
Woman pauses, then says: "So did she know who it was?"