Are The Brits Getting Dumber?

by Englishman 37 Replies latest social entertainment

  • dottie

    OMG!!!!! LMAO!!!!!!

  • wednesday

    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.

  • Englishman

    A few more..

    The Weakest Link, BBC2

    Anne Robinson: What “R” is the westernmost island of the British Isles?Contestant: Argyle.

    Robinson: Which Lebanese airport has the IATA code “BEY”?
    Contestant: Beijing.

    Robinson: Vietnam has land borders with Laos and Cambodia and which other country?
    Contestant (after long pause): America.

    The Vault, ITV

    Melanie Sykes: In which city is the world-famous Raffles Hotel?
    Contestant: Is it Birmingham?


  • Double Edge
    Double Edge


    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.

  • ozziepost

    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..

    Contestant: Blimey?

    Wood: Ha ha ha ha no. The past participle of run...

    Contestant: (Silence)

    Wood: OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I ....

    Contestant: Walked?

    I'm glad you like Private Eye, Eman. I started reading it in my student that's a long time ago, eh? Anyone who likes it must be a man after my own heart, mate.

    Cheers, Ozzie

  • KGB

    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....

  • shamus

    Of course you all are!

    (Dumb Canadian speaking.... take it with that knowledge)...

  • Amazing

    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.

  • ozziepost


    But are you confusing Austria with Australia!!!

    Cheers, Ozzie

  • Englishman

    Keepin' things on the boil..

    BBC Midlands Late Show

    Alex 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.
    Contestant: Paris.

    The Saturday Show, BBC1

    Presenter: What was the name of Queen Victoria’s husband?
    Teenage girl: Dirty Den.


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