Janet & John Lesson No 1.

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Janet & John Lesson No 1.

Post by Who2 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:09 am

To all Sa'idis (Upper Egyptians)

This... is a canal....
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This... is a rubbish bin...
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Rubbish goes in this bin not in the canal..It is emptied daily!
In the canal live fish and animals NOT RUBBISH BINS OR YOUR RUBBISH..Sah?
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Jeez: "Pulling Teeth is easier.... :cool:


"The Salvation of Mankind lies in making everything the responsibility of All"
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Re: Janet & John Lesson No 1.

Post by A-Four » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:59 am

Over 25 years ago, they used the 'comic-strip' character of Mr Sa'idi on a massive scale to advertise on T.V., the dangers to children of swimming in canals in Upper Egypt. Seems to me there needs to be a similar such campaign to teach the sa'idi's of Upper Egypt, for there are many, that these canals hold enough dangers without adding to them.

The trouble in your area Dr, is the fact that everyone throws their employ drinks cans and bottles over that bridge you live near. Have a word with your local councillor ,............You Know It Makes Sense,...........and also, keep 'em pealed,.....................ASBO's all round.......................Sah.(Arabic = true).


P.S. - Learn a new Arabic word every day, that's what I say.

P.P.S. - Expression is just as important as the spoken word in Arabic, even more so in Sa'idi Land, for example, when you say the word Sah, a somewhat positive jerk forward of the head is needed when saying this word, to ensure you have got your message over to them. You will then realise they have by them repeating the word back to you,...........now, go back to your constituency and prepare for government, god bless that little man.

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Re: Janet & John Lesson No 1.

Post by Bullet Magnet » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:07 pm

A difficult lot to educate in many respects... Bit like me.
My teacher thought I was a great reader, I could read ALL the Janet and John books in my skool.
My mother pointed out that I could not read, but as we had all the Janet and John books at home, I had simply memorised them from my mother narrations, and used picture association to recall the sentences... :cool:

Egyptian mentailty must be this.

Throw rubbish into canal, it wont effect me because the canal will take the rubbish away from my part of the canal.. :up
what the eye can see the heart can't grieve for..

Now, IF that Nile ran in a huge circle around North Africa, as is claimed by some people, then it would only be a matter of time..
There's a time for everyone, if they only learn
That the twisting kaleidoscope moves us all in turn.

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Re: Janet & John Lesson No 1.

Post by Who2 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:20 pm

Tales of the riverbank: an everyday story of water-folk...
Lying on my Corniche today 'Juma whilst reading Le Carre and supping a chilled Miester waiting for my Waz to venture into the greater World.
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I observed 2 warren having 'conjugal water frolics also 2 Mongooses ? trotting along the now emptying canal bank and another warren digging out crayfish for his 'light lunch.
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All in all another pleasant valley sunday if, you get my drift... :cool:
Ps: shame the pictures are not bigger, Oh well that's techinology...
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Re: Janet & John Lesson No 1.

Post by Who2 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:10 am

Today the fedliya canal is in flood and is a cesspit of rubbish:
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This is the small canal the rubbish bin is 20 yards away:
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The geese are being returned to Aida as combined with all the s**t accumulating a farmers life is not for me.. :cool:
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Re: Janet & John Lesson No 1.

Post by Bullet Magnet » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:47 pm

Quote: A Farmer's life is not for me...

Name Meaning: George:
From the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios) which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker",
itself derived from the elements γη (ge) "earth" and εργον (ergon) "work".

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