· The Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work, in the UK, believes that “non-fluency in English should not be used as grounds to refuse employment, even for an interpreter or air traffic controller”. That means you don’t need English any more to become an English interpreter – you learn it on the job.
· In 2003, the University of Middlesex drew up a paper calling for a ban on all “unsound” words which a committee had identified. When you look at the composition of that committee, it becomes even more interesting.
The aim in this post is not to go on for hours but rather to use short clips which you may be bothered watching, maybe not.
It was a time such as next year, 2020, where things started coming out into the open, especially around 1973 when all sorts of things came to light, from the Franklin Pre-School to Ewen Cameron and Selwyn Leeks to the old boy psych network to the things at Walter Reed, Ely Lilly, Sandoz and so on.
I read this below somewhere and thought the duck bit quite accurate:
I’m not saying I’m never anxious, just not in a constant state. Anxious people are anxious about not having anything for which to be anxious – it’s rare that they’re calm underneath it all. They can appear calm outwardly, but they’re like ducks on the water – they glide smoothly, so effortlessly, or so it appears on the water’s surface, but are actually working like maniacs, paddling like all ‘get out’ underneath.
Interesting reading that because I was watching a downunder football comedy show and they had a retired star on, Glenn Archer, and he described how, before matches, he’d almost always throw up. But why, he was asked? After all, he was one of the hard men of the game.
He agreed it was white line fever – that when he crossed that line, he was a different person and it was dog eat dog.