Russian students visit Huntsville sch...

Russian students visit Huntsville schools as part of exchange program

There are 34 comments on the AL.com story from Apr 25, 2011, titled Russian students visit Huntsville schools as part of exchange program. In it, AL.com reports that:

Some American and Russian teens recently discovered there are a lot of differences between them - and a lot of similarities.

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jack O da american voice

Kenosha, WI

#1 Apr 26, 2011
sounded like they took the Russian kids to a pleasant country school, not a typical city school where they might get beat up if they can't fight.
MrOwl

Lexington, NC

#2 Apr 26, 2011
So it would have been better to send the Russian exchange students to a school for the homeless to get a better idea of the American way of life, is that what you are saying? A typical city school. So Brooklyn NY is typical America while Brooklyn IA is not. Boston MA, typical America. South Boston VA, untypical America. Which is typical America, Washington DC or Washington PA? A school student might get beat up in Brooklyn NY, Boston MA or Washington DC but not in Brooklyn IA, South Boston VA or Washington PA. What are you, another Bureau of Disinformation? The American equivalent of Joseph Goebbels?
FriskyFreddie

Huntsville, AL

#3 Apr 26, 2011
Sounds like jack doesn't know jack about Huntsville and ought to tend to his own area.
MrOwl

Lexington, NC

#4 Apr 27, 2011
Ja Wohl!!!
jack O da american voice

Kenosha, WI

#5 Apr 27, 2011
MrOwl wrote:
So it would have been better to send the Russian exchange students to a school for the homeless to get a better idea of the American way of life, is that what you are saying? A typical city school. So Brooklyn NY is typical America while Brooklyn IA is not. Boston MA, typical America. South Boston VA, untypical America. Which is typical America, Washington DC or Washington PA? A school student might get beat up in Brooklyn NY, Boston MA or Washington DC but not in Brooklyn IA, South Boston VA or Washington PA. What are you, another Bureau of Disinformation? The American equivalent of Joseph Goebbels?
I guess that kind of is what i'm saying. Those students are not getting realistic view of American school life. Here in Chicago we ahad about 20 to 50 students shoot each other last year. The schools are way overloaded and the children run them. If they go back to Russia telling the Russian teachers they have to be more "fun" like american teachers, and that things are so much better in the good ol' USA schools, they missed the real thing.
FriskyFreddie

Huntsville, AL

#6 Apr 27, 2011
jack O da american voice wrote:
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I guess that kind of is what i'm saying. Those students are not getting realistic view of American school life. Here in Chicago we ahad about 20 to 50 students shoot each other last year. The schools are way overloaded and the children run them. If they go back to Russia telling the Russian teachers they have to be more "fun" like american teachers, and that things are so much better in the good ol' USA schools, they missed the real thing.
Sounds like jack doesn't know jack about Huntsville and ought to tend to his own area...

Since: Feb 11

Owens Cross Roads, AL

#7 May 23, 2011
Its better, I think, for universities to be easy to get in and hard to stay in, rather than hard to get in and easy to stay.
Glenn Fjord

Santa Clara, CA

#8 May 23, 2011
So, you guys are actually making it a point of pride that Huntsville has as many school shootings as any other crime-ridden school district?

Huh, who woulda think?
Glenn Fjord

Santa Clara, CA

#9 May 23, 2011
Oops, I meant thunk.

SWG

Since: Feb 10

Houston, Texas

#10 May 23, 2011
PatrickPatrick wrote:
Its better, I think, for universities to be easy to get in and hard to stay in, rather than hard to get in and easy to stay.
No...depends.....Both ways work. Depends on how the university wants to be judged. Both methods weed out those who can't hack it. Just different methods.
Pro Ukraine

UK

#12 May 24, 2011
Glenn Fjord wrote:
Oops, I meant thunk.
You mean thought. Harvard Ha Ha Ha
Glenn Fjord

Santa Clara, CA

#13 May 24, 2011
Pro Ukraine wrote:
<quoted text>You mean thought. Harvard Ha Ha Ha
You never cease to amaze with your unique combination of naivete and stupidity.'Thunk' is colloquial English for thought, mostly used in the circles you travel. LOL
Glenn Fjord

Santa Clara, CA

#14 May 24, 2011
BTW: It's also the sound that your skull makes every time your brain tries to formulate a coherent thought.
Pro Ukraine

Portsmouth, UK

#15 May 24, 2011
Glenn Fjord wrote:
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You never cease to amaze with your unique combination of naivete and stupidity.'Thunk' is colloquial English for thought, mostly used in the circles you travel. LOL
And yet it's you who used it. You used it in the wrong context you Norwegian nerd.
Glenn Fjord

Santa Clara, CA

#16 May 24, 2011
Pro Ukraine wrote:
<quoted text>And yet it's you who used it. You used it in the wrong context you Norwegian nerd.
LOL......and how exactly did I misuse it? Please, we're all ears.

We anxiously await your thorough 'contextual analysis'.

Sun Tzu quote:

"Fools are easy to track. They always return to cover their footprints with another set of footprints".
Glenn Fjord

Santa Clara, CA

#17 May 24, 2011
Too much kielbasa and not enough wheat germ in proukra's diet clogging up those capillaries to the brain, I'll wager.
Pro Ukraine

Portsmouth, UK

#18 May 24, 2011
Glenn Fjord wrote:
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LOL......and how exactly did I misuse it? Please, we're all ears.
We anxiously await your thorough 'contextual analysis'.
Sun Tzu quote:
"Fools are easy to track. They always return to cover their footprints with another set of footprints".
"Who woulda thunk" is poor colloquial English, far from me using it in my circles I have never said thunk, I always use thought. Only thickos use thunk.
Pro Ukraine

Portsmouth, UK

#19 May 24, 2011
Glenn Fjord wrote:
Too much kielbasa and not enough wheat germ in proukra's diet clogging up those capillaries to the brain, I'll wager.
You wagered wrong. Are all nordics as dumb as you? Seems like you have the same intelligencec as luky.
Pro Ukraine

Portsmouth, UK

#20 May 24, 2011
intelligence not intelligencec

Since: Apr 09

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#21 May 24, 2011
um, I thunk thunk was proper engrish and I'm American born with 8 years of high school.

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