Are The Brits Getting Dumber?
I know it is old, but i loved "up stairs, down stairs" watched it for years, into reruns. For those of us over here adicted to brit humor,PBS often runs these programs.
A few more..
The Weakest Link, BBC2Anne Robinson: What “R” is the westernmost island of the British Isles?Contestant: Argyle.
Robinson: Which Lebanese airport has the IATA code “BEY”?
Robinson: Vietnam has land borders with Laos and Cambodia and which other country?
Contestant (after long pause): America.
The Vault, ITVMelanie Sykes: In which city is the world-famous Raffles Hotel?
Contestant: Is it Birmingham?
Yes, Englishman ... I'm afraid American culture is spreading and becoming more widespread
yeah Simon, those da*n Americans again... btw, you can also blame them for putting together this little ol' internet yo'all spend so much time on.
I liked this one:
Fifteen-to-One, C4:William G Stewart: Which cathedral town on the River Severn shares its name with the sauce used in a Bloody Mary?Contestant: Tomato.
Or how's about this one:
BBC GMR, Phil Wood Show:
Wood: What "K" could be described as the Islamic Bible?.Contestant: Er...
Wood: It's got two syllables....Kor..
Wood: Ha ha ha ha no. The past participle of run...
Wood: OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I ....
I'm glad you like Private Eye, Eman. I started reading it in my student days...now that's a long time ago, eh? Anyone who likes it must be a man after my own heart, mate.
I think people in general are getting dumber. You know just look at the commercials on the tv. They are even getting dumber I guess to fit that class of people. It's funny how more are going to college these days butyet the inteligence level is going down and fast....
Of course you all are!
(Dumb Canadian speaking.... take it with that knowledge)...
Brits are normally fine ... it sounds like these few got an attack of Americanitis. Its a bad disease that has at least 80% of Americans under it spell. Hell, most Americans think that Syndey is the Capital of Australia, when I know good and dam well it is Sacramento.
But are you confusing Austria with Australia!!!
Keepin' things on the boil..
BBC Midlands Late ShowAlex Trelinski: What is the capital of Italy?Contestant: France.
Trelinski: France is another country. Try again.
Contestant: Oh, um, Benidorm.
Trelinski: Wrong, sorry, let’s try another question. In which country is the Parthenon?
Same contestant: Sorry, I don’t know.
Trelinski: Just guess a country then.
The Saturday Show, BBC1Presenter: What was the name of Queen Victoria’s husband?
Teenage girl: Dirty Den.