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Old May 7th 2019, 4:58 pm
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Woman denied Guinness World Record for "fastest marathon by a woman dressed as a nurse", because she ran the London marathon wearing "scrubs" not a dress and nurse's cap.
Hold your breath no longer.

Nurse in trousers awarded marathon record after outcry
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Old May 8th 2019, 9:55 am
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'Some of the nurses I work with do wear dresses but mostly we wear scrubs or a tunic and trousers. I’ve certainly never seen a male nurse wearing a dress to work.' Indeed. GWR now looking into the phenomenon of male nurses.....
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Old May 8th 2019, 12:19 pm
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A parody news site posted this a while back GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS ALL BRITISH SCHOOLCHILDREN MUST LEARN ARABIC NUMERALS

And someone's taken it seriously enough ton start a petition against the article's topic UK schools should not be forced to introduce Arabic Numerals as part of the curriculum

We're pleased to hear from the English Defence Leagues' Footballer of the year, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon who has pledged his support for this petition.
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Old May 8th 2019, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
A parody news site posted this a while back GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS ALL BRITISH SCHOOLCHILDREN MUST LEARN ARABIC NUMERALS

And someone's taken it seriously enough ton start a petition against the article's topic UK schools should not be forced to introduce Arabic Numerals as part of the curriculum
Idiots
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Old May 8th 2019, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
A parody news site posted this a while back GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS ALL BRITISH SCHOOLCHILDREN MUST LEARN ARABIC NUMERALS

And someone's taken it seriously enough ton start a petition against the article's topic UK schools should not be forced to introduce Arabic Numerals as part of the curriculum
Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
Idiots
I had to laugh at the Update posted a few hours back:

8 MAY 2019 —

This year, Arabic Numerals are already in widespread use in many schools across the EU.

But MAINSTREAM MEDIA won't report this FACT.


And that's why I'm a Brexiteer

'nuff said.
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Old May 8th 2019, 1:11 pm
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy View Post
I had to laugh at the Update posted a few hours back:

8 MAY 2019 —

This year, Arabic Numerals are already in widespread use in many schools across the EU.

But MAINSTREAM MEDIA won't report this FACT.


And that's why I'm a Brexiteer

'nuff said.
I'm sure some of the comments are pure wind-ups.....
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Old May 8th 2019, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
I'm sure some of the comments are pure wind-ups.....
Doubtless, but that particular one was ostensibly made by the person who started the petition...
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Old May 8th 2019, 2:05 pm
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We really need to think carefully about who is allowed to vote!
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Old May 8th 2019, 9:06 pm
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
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Wonder how many of those chuckling at the parody and the resultant reaction even know that 'Arabic' numerals are really Indian numerals.
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Old May 8th 2019, 9:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
Wonder how many of those chuckling at the parody and the resultant reaction even know that 'Arabic' numerals are really Indian numerals.
Indian numerals are descended from the Arabic ones according to a search i did earlier.
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Old May 8th 2019, 11:22 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
A parody news site posted this a while back GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS ALL BRITISH SCHOOLCHILDREN MUST LEARN ARABIC NUMERALS

And someone's taken it seriously enough ton start a petition against the article's topic UK schools should not be forced to introduce Arabic Numerals as part of the curriculum
Looking at her latest update, I'm going to take a wild stab that the petition is a piss take too

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Old May 9th 2019, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by Dreamy View Post
Looking at her latest update, I'm going to take a wild stab that the petition is a piss take too
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I would say now that you are absolutely correct.
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Old May 9th 2019, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
Indian numerals are descended from the Arabic ones according to a search i did earlier.
It's the other way around. The base 10 numeral system and zero are an Indian invention that Arabs traders adopted . Europe became aware of the Indian system from Arab traders. Incidentally, the Mayans independently invented the zero also.
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Originally Posted by Dreamy View Post
Looking at her latest update, I'm going to take a wild stab that the petition is a piss take too
Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy View Post
I would say now that you are absolutely correct.
Given the current attitude to education by the indigenous English population, I confidently expect someone to start a petition soon asking for their children not to be exposed to the 'evils' of reading & writing.
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Old May 9th 2019, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by 007Steve View Post
Given the current attitude to education by the indigenous English population, I confidently expect someone to start a petition soon asking for their children not to be exposed to the 'evils' of reading & writing.
I think Betsy De Vos has already started that decline in the US.
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