Australian School with Cahones

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RightHand, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That Moderator Founding Member

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  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I was educated in Australian schools in the good old days prior to the advent of telephone answering machines. Truancy was a crime, misdemeanours earned a thrashing; homework not submitted or completed unsatisfactorily earned a thrashing (usually by one's parents), and we spent an hour a week marching in front of the Union Jack, whilst singing British patriotic songs *. Every day started with the National Anthem (God Save The Queen), whether we believed in the right God, any God, or no gods; and for good measure, The Lord's Prayer was said daily, and compulsory bible scripture was attended weekly (except by Jews and Quakers).

    This marvellous educational system produced a godless, non conformist, chelloveck; a barely numerate, reasonably literate secular humanist, with existentialist philosophical inclinations . Oh for the good old days!

    * Edit: Like Rule Britannia.

    The junior republicans among us would sometimes cheekily sing alternative lyrics to the chorus (in a safely sotto voice)

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  3. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    the beatings will now begin:
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