Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Writes of Man

Students in the Isle of Man are protesting at the prospect of tuition fees.  One student is seen holding a placard that reads 'enroll or dole' - I am not sure if this misspelling helps their cause. It could be argued that this error demonstrates the need for better financing for their university education but it makes a stronger argument for grade retention i.e. holding students back a year as they do in the USA.

With the American spelling there is a slight possiblity that this particular student is trying to get into an American university instead of a UK one. Perhaps the Manx government has a scheme for placing students in US universities, or if it doesn't then maybe it should - after all, to them, both the US and the UK are abroad.

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