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Mayor Bloomberg to Kids: Learn to ‘Speak Grammar’ or You Won’t Succeed
Politicker ^ | June 7, 2013 | Jill Colvin

Posted on 06/08/2013 6:25:55 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

Mayor Michael Bloomberg–who previously suggested so-so students skip college to become plumbers–dished 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 weren’t being taught the subject in schools.

“If you don’t speak good grammar–English with good grammar–you’re not gonna get the kind of jobs that you want,” said the mayor. “You can make an argument that it shouldn’t be the case, it’s not fair, whatever, [but] people judge each other by how well-spoken they are. And if there’s a lot of jargon, and if you can’t–double negatives and things like that–they hurt your career prospects.”

That’s one of the reasons, he argued, it’s 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 it’s 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.

TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: michaelbloomberg; nannybloomberg; newyork; newyorkcity
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To: Gabz

Y’think that will stop ‘em?

41 posted on 06/09/2013 7:21:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.

42 posted on 06/09/2013 7:56:34 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

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.

43 posted on 06/09/2013 10:06:19 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

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. :(

44 posted on 06/10/2013 1:34:31 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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