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    Horrible intelligence

    I was speaking to a 12 year old girl. And I found out that she didn't know what ww2 was. This is taking awful knowledge to an extent. Does anyone else know any other stories like this?
    Last edited by andmark; 08-05-2008 at 11:38 AM.
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    mmm..well about 5 years ago I worked with a 20 yr old lad who didnt know what vinyl was (as in records), and has never heard of the Stone Roses.

    Also on the Apprentice last night there was an Edinburgh uni graduate who was Jewish , and he didnt know what Kosher meant!!!!
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    Knowledge, not intelligence. And yea, this is not all that uncommon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy View Post
    mmm..well about 5 years ago I worked with a 20 yr old lad who didnt know what vinyl was (as in records), and has never heard of the Stone Roses.

    Also on the Apprentice last night there was an Edinburgh uni graduate who was Jewish , and he didnt know what Kosher meant!!!!
    Is that the guy that went into a muslim shop and tried to get his meat kosher from there?


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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Is that the guy that went into a muslim shop and tried to get his meat kosher from there?
    yeah, he had to buy a Kosher chicken and seemed pretty confused by it all...Alan Sugar ripped him to shreds for it as on his CV he had put that he was a 'good Jewish boy'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy View Post
    mmm..well about 5 years ago I worked with a 20 yr old lad who didnt know what vinyl was (as in records), and has never heard of the Stone Roses.
    First used to play records at the age of about 4 or 5 (though haven't done since I was about 8). First heard the term "vinyl" at, maybe, 18. Worked-out what it was without difficulty, but I'd never been around the use of the term.

    As for the Stone Roses, still not knowingly heard of a single song from the band, though I imagine I first heard the name when I was 17 or so.
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    tbh this isnt an uncommon problem or whatever it is, most of the girls in most of my classes at school didnt know who the primeminister was at the time, or who the main political parties were.

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    Heard "Who won World War 2?" in our GCSE History class, "Do we have a stock market" in said class, "Was Julius Caesar real" in English, discussing the play by Shakespeare, and "Was this Captain Scott guy real" when reading a bit of Scott of the Antartic's diary. Last two by the same girl. (3/4 of the quotes by blonde girls, as it happens.)
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    3/4 of the quotes by blonde girls
    yeah this is something I should have mentioned as well tbh, the failure to name the primeminister and political parties etc... was namely blonde girls also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Knowledge, not intelligence.
    Unless you accept the old English usage.
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    Horrible inteligence
    only just noticed this, but its kind of ironic how you slate other peoples intelligence, but yet you can't spell the word properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    only just noticed this, but its kind of ironic how you slate other peoples intelligence, but yet you can't spell the word properly.
    Thread title has to be modified IMO, it's too much otherwise.

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    Writing timed essays for AS History on the French Revolution the other day, one of the girls suddenly asks the teacher, "What year was Louis executed?"

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    Apparently a large proportion of the Maori and Polynesian electorate here in NZ doesn't know it's an election year.

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