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Re: General Knowledge of youth of today
« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2012, 10:02:39 AM »

guess who it is thats going to have to sort out the mess you've left us in?
I'm truly sorry. Before I commit Harakiri perhaps you would be kind enough to point out exactly the mess for which you consider me personally responsible? Perhaps you'll permit me to attempt to make amends before my demise?
Age is an accidental consequence of birth (aka "it ain't my fault, guv"). I was once 26 and as big-headed and idealistic as you appear to be. You'll be 60 one day - it creeps up on you faster than you would believe - so let's hope you'll have gained the wisdom to temper your petty resentments by then.
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Re: General Knowledge of youth of today
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2012, 12:37:34 PM »

I was recently sent the following email (one of these round robin thingys for information and entertainment).  It is really just a collection of fairly trick questions designed to illustrate the level of general ignorance.  But look closely at question 6.  I do feel that, if a question master wants his audience to feel inferior, he might at least check out his facts and/or do a bit of proof reading.  And for Q2, I looked at the label on mine, it was made in the Peoples Republic of China.


 
New High School Exit Exam
New High School Exit Exam, you only need 4 correct out of 10 questions to pass.
(Passing requires only 4 correct answers)

1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
2) Which country makes Panama hats?
3) From which animal do we get cat gut?
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
7) What was King George VI's first name?
8) What color is a purple finch?
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial aeroplane?

 Remember, you need only 4 correct answers to pass.


Check your answers below.......

ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ

1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?  116 years
2) Which country makes Panama hats?    Ecuador
3) From which animal do we get cat gut?  Sheep and Horses
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? November
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?  Squirrel Fur
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?  Dogs
7) What was King George VI's first name?  Albert
8) What color is a purple finch?  Crimson
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?    New Zealand
10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial aeroplane?  Orange (of course)

What do you mean, you failed?
Me too!!!!!
(And if you try to tell me you passed, you LIED!)
Pass this on to some brilliant friends, so they may feel useless too .
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Re: General Knowledge of youth of today
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2012, 01:34:20 PM »

Circlip,

This will also be posted to Aussie youth of toady who also need to heed the messsage.

 :-)) :-)) :-))   O0 O0 O0
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Re: General Knowledge of youth of today
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2012, 03:04:31 PM »

Can't argue with what you say but it's not really about kid's general knowledge more a specific misconception they have.

Carrying on from what you said though. Gardens and allotments were popular when I was a lad. My garden -
but two householders ago had many mature fruit trees and vegatable beds but the last owner ripped them all
out, then did nothing with the garden at all - shame. I have replanted some fruit trees but it takes time.

The one thing I never saw as a kid was good (any) food being refused and it drives me nuts. My kids don't like
this veg or that meat and then they cook some processed crud leaving the healthy stuff to waste. >>:-( <*<

Back to general knowledge though -  I love history but does it really matter if Master Joe bloggs doesn't know who IKB was
or King Canute or The Iceni? It does matter if he can't do mental arithmatic - when I tell an assistant the bill including
discount before they have typed into the machine I get a really odd look (and I wouldn't say I was good at math).

Dave

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Re: General Knowledge of youth of today
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2012, 03:11:57 PM »

Allotments are popular again, probably due to the concrete and small patch of grass that you get with new builds
and the fact that in these hard times growing your own is cheaper and you can sell on the surplus.
Most Councils have a waiting list for allotments.

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Re: General Knowledge of youth of today
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2012, 03:13:40 PM »

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This will also be posted to Aussie youth of toady


   Would that be Callum RaaArty? (Ramsey street - Neighbors)  {-)

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The one thing I never saw as a kid was good (any) food being refused and it drives me nuts. My kids don't like
this veg or that meat and then they cook some processed crud leaving the healthy stuff to waste


  Yes Dave but they don't know what empty bellys feel like.

 Regards   Ian.
 
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Re: General Knowledge of youth of today
« Reply #56 on: January 21, 2012, 04:50:49 PM »

Yes Dave but they don't know what empty bellys feel like

 {-) If you saw me now you wouldn't believe I'd ever seen an empty belly either {-)

It sounds like the Four Yorkshiremen Sketch but quite true - by Wednesdays at the latest
there was never any food in the house except maybe bread and marge - same for lots of
local families then. My kids have never missed a meal, clothes, or heat and hence have no
appreciation of even mild hardships.

Having said all that I don't remember seeing lots of homeless people - but maybe as a kid I
just didn't notice them? Was there a lot of homelessness in the latefifties and the sixties?

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Re: General Knowledge of youth of today
« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2012, 12:29:06 AM »

No, shoes still came in boxes and there were plenty of empty ones about. :-)) %)

  Regards  Ian.
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