If you did that word association test and asked me what came into my head when you said “Chris Evans” it would be “self satisfied.”
I have yet to forgive him for Euro 96 though, when he went out with Paul Gascoigne in the run up, drinking and eating kebabs. And Gascoigne who has to be the dictionary definition of “easily led” missed a crucial goal by inches.
Evans made some comment along the lines of “I see my role as…” And I remember thinking, your role? You don’t have any fucking role! You are a fucking D.J. not part of the England Football Team set up.
If he had a role it was not going out drinking with our best fucking player in the immediate run up.
Stupid, stupid, man.
It has to be said that Danny Baker also went out with them and I kind of like Danny Baker.
Which is not to say that he should not be sacrificed to the Scots along with Evans.
That is an interesting story about the Inuit in Wales 51.
As the man mentioned, there are many different FN languages in Canada, many have been lost to the ages, but revival among those who do know the languages is ongoing.
What they want is to have the FN languages among the ‘official’ languages in Canada (French and English) which is problematic with so many different FN groups, and the fact that many of our new immigrants don’t speak French or English (Syrian refugees for example) and would have to also learn at least one FN language?
More power to them…in Kamloops the Secmepec (Shuswap) language of the Tk’emlups is offered in schools and at the Uni.
OK, not feeling too well so I am off to bed.
for your information…
“The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a national advocacy organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada, which includes more than 900,000 people …”
Now I really like Danny Baker, have you seen his “Brushes up on”? And that thing about his childhood where he pretended he was David Essex’s brother or cousin or something. He knows when he f*cked up, I think, he has some self awareness. Evans really doesn’t. He badgered this girl “Holly” for weeks about sex, I think they’d “done it” and he wanted her to say it out loud – was R1 at the time, was so cringeworthy. Gazza, well, talented player, should have been better looked after by his management but I suspect he didn’t want them to. Can’t save someone from themselves, sometimes. But the glare mustn’t have helped.
But really, slebs, I rarely feel sorry for. Except when I do, which now thinking about it is far more often than I thought it was.
Gazza, like most alcoholics I know or have known, doesn’t help himself. Evans and Baker were simply enablers.
A mate was working on a three day training camp for kids in football, Gascoigne was the celeb taking part. He failed to turn up on the first day. Turned up drunk half way through the second and was still out of it on the final day.
No, Inty, don’t think it would mean you have to lean a FN language, just recognise it as we do in Wales. I don’t speak Welsh, I know what place names mean (they’re on all our road signs) but only about 5% of Welsh people actually speak Welsh. And that will continue I’m sure because whilst the kids here do “half a GCSE” of Welsh Language, most of the kids from where I live get bussed out rather than to the the Welsh Language high school. There are communities, mostly in the north and the west, that do speak Welsh to each other though and there are the Eisteddfods which are festivals entirely in Welsh.
Nn Tybes. Better to not turn up at all, I’d have thought, Justa. x
Lots of languages official in India Hindi is the only key one, inty.
Aye, fiddy. Guess he had to show his face for wonga.
Know that mate was fecking furious. If it had been adults, he probably would have knocked him out when he first turned up.
I wouldn’t have a problem learning one – just wish this had been offered earlier on in life.
Recognizing is fine, but which of the many FN languages to you make official, like French and English are here?
I don’t think anyone has a problem with recognizing them – if they do, they have a problem 🙂
Hope you are not getting sick Tybo, lots of flu about.
That’s true justa, lots of languages in many parts of the world.
The way it was explained here, Inty, was that Inuktitut is the major one but it has several ways of being written. That’s why they came. Our North and South Welsh have separate textbooks but apparently your FNs have different scripts, too. So they are looking for a way of uniting and keeping.
They could all (theoretically) be recognised as official languages.
It might have changed, but fairly sure that English was the language used in law in Pakistan.
Well I think it’s neat that came to Wales, and the Welsh were willing to help out.
justa a line from The King and I, if memory serves:
” the ways of England are the ways of the world”
not so much any more it seems, whatever happened to the little (sorry) country that ruled an Empire – back when we were just one of the pink bits?
From the movie Hope and Glory:
(1987) ” … Men are fighting and dying to save all the pink bits for you ungrateful little twerps.”
And what will the favourite language of the EU be post-Brexit? For now it’s English but for how much longer? Only the Irish will speak English as their first language.
I was v pleased they came to see how the Welsh have done it, Inty, and I would love to learn and when I have the time, I really will. Try. x
It will probably stay as English, since that seems to be the predominant language of trade around the world.
But then, you just never know.
Brits were leaders in the industrial revolution and had momentum for a long time. Also very good at exploitation. The rest of the world was playing catch up.
Land based empires no longer work (a lesson certain countries need to listen to).
And until 2010, I thought we had matured beyond pettiness. Now we need to learn from you guys.
English will still dominate for a few years, it is the language of air travel (for example), much as our cousins south of the channel hate it.
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