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#62598 - 07/08/02 12:51 PM Re: windowlicker
Dear dodyskin: a couple of the words you used interest me. When I was a boy,
"normal school" was the name for what was later called a "Teachers' College"
that is now a State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Please tell us what your "normal school" was.
Forgive me for being nosy, but I can't help being curious as to what you
meant by your "hospital school".
#62599 - 07/08/02 01:08 PM Re: windowlicker
Loc: manchester uk
pretty obvious innit? the hospital school was the school at the hospital and the normal school was the ordinary one across the road. hope thats clearer wwh
#62600 - 07/08/02 06:05 PM Re: windowlicker
I have seen many hospitals, and worked in quite a few. but never before heard of
a hospital school. There are teaching hospitals for doctors, and hospitals that have
nursing schools, but I never knew of one that had a separate building for a school.
One more Brit custom new to me.
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