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Azizi BS: Separated by a common language (163* d) RE: BS: Separated by a common language 25 Oct 09

Thanks for your responses TheSnail and Sandra.

Here's another response that I got by pm which explains why the BBC is referred to as "Aunty":

"This quote from wiki is probably the best description of how the Aunty Beeb got her name :)

'The following list of songs banned by the BBC is an alphabetical list of songs that the BBC has at one stage or another, considered controversial enough to ban...

As the United Kingdom's public service broadcasting corporation, the BBC has always felt some obligation to standards of taste and decency, to varying levels, at different times in its history. Its "auntie knows best" attitude earned it the nickname of "Auntie BBC" or "Auntie Beeb".'

A 2;2 is a university degree - probably one of the most common awarded
First Class Honours (First or 1st)
Second Class Honours, Upper Division (2:1)
Second Class Honours, Lower Division (2:2)
Third Class Honours (Third or 3rd)
Ordinary degree (Pass)

In recent slang such a degree (quite a common leval of achievment) is referred to as a 'Bishop' after South African Bishop TuTu who, incidentally, is held in very warm affection in most of the UK."


And The Snail, I understood why you used bold font for my name :o)

[It's kinda an inside joke but anyone who has been reading this thread will get it.]

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