I got accepted to Rutgers' Ed.D program, but what about the PhD in English?

Discussion in 'Education, Teaching and related degrees' started by LittleShakespeare90, Mar 27, 2022.

  1. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Laurel was English!
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Why, so he was! Yes, Steve I remembered that - after I wrote in haste. Perhaps that was why "Stan" (Laurel) often had so much trouble understanding why "Ollie" (Hardy) did what he did - and why "Ollie" had to explain everything to him. And perhaps not. Oh well, at least those films were MADE in America - and half the starring duo was American.... and the cast...

    But my point stands. There were quite a few other American stars I saw on those Saturday mornings who taught American-style English to me and a zillion other British kids on weekends. And, as TV was quite rare in working-class UK in those days, (and I don't remember seeing any American programs at the neighbours') we kids AND our parents learned American English in the movie theatres in the evening, from Hollywood actors. I remember once, trying to talk like Robert Mitchum - not very successfully. I was about eight.

    I think we kids picked up American lingo easier than our parents. I can remember, very shortly after we got to Canada, my mother asked me what a "dime" was. She caught on pretty quickly, but retained her London accent all her life.
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  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It works both ways! My fiancée and I are house shopping, and when she confused our realtor by referring to a "garburator" I told him that it's Canadian for 'garbage disposal'.
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  4. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    Congratulations on being accepted to both schools. Depending on the career you want each has its benefits. I must say Rutgers University is well recognized throughout the United States and is a Division one school for sports so most people know them.

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