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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
Learn English in February

Fascinating Aida

SystemSystem Posts: 32 mod
edited December 2019 in Music
Moved to Music section.
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  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 2,359 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2019
    A part of the lyrics of the "Ofsted" song by "Fascinating Aida" reads:

    Now the minister makes changes every week
    And each suggestion's either lunatic, insane or barking mad
    But what is crystal clear is that he asks
    Himself no questions, and gives rein to every
    Bright idea and fad
    We must read the King James Bible while the
    Children chomp on lettuce...


    I haven't found that bold text is an idiom, so I need to take it for the face value. Does it imply that the pupils eat salad in lesson? Because reading the Bible for pupils during a meal looks too fundamentalistic for the today's Britain, if my opinion on it is correct.

    The school situation in this song sounds so familiarly, especially the bureaucracy part.
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  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,310 mod
    edited December 2019
    Hi @Practical_Severard - I moved your question to the music section.

    I think the lyric about lettuce has more to do with the supervision of "healthy" lunch boxes.

    This story highlights the issue: https://www.bbc.com/news/education-41427319

    The KJB is referenced because of Michael Gove:

    https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2012/05/30/debate-whether-bibles-should-be-state-schools
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 2,359 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2019
    Teach said:


    I think the lyric about lettuce has more to do with the supervision of "healthy" lunch boxes. The KJB is referenced because of Michael Gove:

    Ah, I think I've got it. The two issues are separate, there are no teachers reading KJB aloud while the pupils are chomping their healthy lunches, right? Otherwise it'd look like a monastery.
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