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A saudi student asked his english teacher

Old Jun 21st 2012, 2:38 pm
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One english teacher in london posted a question in an on-line forum asking if some one can provide her with an answer as to why do some english cities/counties have the syllable 'sex' in their names, like Sussex, Essex, Middlesex,

Was he trying to be cheecky with her or was it a genuine question?
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Old Jun 21st 2012, 2:49 pm
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middel_Seaxe
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Old Jun 21st 2012, 2:58 pm
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and ye olde Wessex?
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Old Jun 22nd 2012, 6:13 am
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When I lived in Saudi 2001 - 04, if you Googled eg 'Middlesex University' it would get blocked because it had the word 'sex' in the query.
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Old Jun 22nd 2012, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
Exactly - it's Saxony...............

East Saxony = Essex
South Saxony = Sussex
West Saxony = Wessex
North Saxony = no idea

At the north and south borders of Saxony were the 'hamtuns' (it means 'homesteads') which became Northampton and Southampton.

That is all.
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North Saxony = no idea
That's where you live mate....Nosex
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I fear for kids being taught by a teacher incapable of working google by herself.
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I fear for kids being taught by a teacher incapable of working google by herself.
I fear for all kids being taught by this generation of teachers!
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They'll be covering table legs next.
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They'll be covering table legs next.
that one's a myth.
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that one's a myth.
Might well be but the phrase is now synonymous with moral paranoia. That was more my intent.
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I fear for all kids being taught by this generation of teachers!
Hey!! and what about the previous generation of teachers??

Humbug!!
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I've got one to add here. I took a Kenyan student, on arrival in a British university, shopping for a wok and some food to cook her a stir fry. I grabbed a litre bottle of Rapeseed oil and chucked it in the basket and she followed me round not saying a word until we got back to her accommodation. When I unpacked everything and we moved to the kitchen she asked me in a tone suggesting she was scandalised, "Why do they use that horrible word?" Although her use of the English language was very good IMO, her common contextual use of the word created a problem with an everyday household item to us.
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That's where you live mate....Nosex
Property is cheap there, don't knock it.

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Hey!! and what about the previous generation of teachers??

Humbug!!
They should bring back the Victorians...beat the little blighters into submission.

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