Skip to comments.Mayor Bloomberg to Kids: Learn to ‘Speak Grammar’ or You Won’t Succeed
Posted on 06/08/2013 6:25:55 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
Mayor Michael Bloombergwho previously suggested so-so students skip college to become plumbersdished out some more advice to young people Friday morning during his weekly radio show.
Mr. Bloomberg, whose own syntax has sometimes been the butt of jokes, warned kids to pay attention to their grammar lessons or risk losing opportunities later in life.
Kids have to learn to speak grammar, said the mayor, in response to a caller who suggested kids werent being taught the subject in schools.
If you dont speak good grammarEnglish with good grammaryoure not gonna get the kind of jobs that you want, said the mayor. You can make an argument that it shouldnt be the case, its not fair, whatever, [but] people judge each other by how well-spoken they are. And if theres a lot of jargon, and if you cantdouble negatives and things like thatthey hurt your career prospects.
Thats one of the reasons, he argued, its so important to have good schools. It is an English-speaking country and, like in My Fair Lady, we do judge each other based on how well we speak.
Host John Gambling said he hoped that message was getting through to young people.
People think its cute to jive. And it may be for entertainment, but you just still have to have a command of the English language, concluded Mr. Bloomberg, who admitted he was never good at the subject at school.
I could never figure out a dangling participle, he joked.
Y’think that will stop ‘em?
I don’t give a rat’s rear end if it does or doesn’t - it just needs to be said - and I wish FReepers would remember he was a life long D and only went with the R because even he knew he couldn’t buy his way through the D primary that year, so he bought the R slot on the ballot.
Don’t forget, 9/11/0 was primary day in NYC - Guilaini stopped it and they changed the date, so Bloomin’idiot had enough time to buy enough face time supporting Rudy to win in November.
Good for you. When I took one year at BCIT, I didn’t apply for a student loan. I took odd jobs such as pizza driver dude for one of the pizza stores on Commercial, driver for Madame Cleo’s..umm, forget I said that.
Not really anything to do with me - my mom wanted to do something for my father. So, we decided he would love a memorial scholarship.
Hehe, I did the same when I worked. Treeplanting was the best though! I made 150 dollars a day, for about 2.5 months planting. We had 70 days of work, so I actually made money in first year.
Pizza delivery was ok. Much easier, but I only made about 100 bucks a day. Working the entire summer got me about 8500 bucks, so I was bleeding about 1.5k a year for school :(
Made enough to pay for 3 years in 3 years, but after that I was out of money. Took me a long time to save up enough to finish off the degree. Took 3 years of saving to finish up that last year. :(
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