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Or so it would seem a worryingly large number of people think
happens to make people think that Churchill is fictional and yet Sherlock Holmes actually existed? That sounds more than just coincidence, is someone out there somewhere fucking with the minds of the dumb?
is still on telly probably
is out this month apparently.
before I get knocked down in the rush. Cheers!
that the confusion actually arose over the definition of the word "myth" as opposed to over the existence or otherwise of Churchill. Is this any better?
As a History grad, I really would.
I'm not believeing that
you fascist pig
about baby animals this morning, so I strayed. Have a problem with that?
CHEER UP DANIEL KELLY YOU BIG MOMO!
'25% of British 12 year olds believe that the Battle of Waterloo took place in and around the London railway station'
That's quite an endearing image if you forgive the stupidity. I'm just imagining Wellington giving the orders to advance on Tie Rack!
i wondered how the battle of trafalgar was fought on boats, in trafalgar square. its not very wet is it!!! i am less confused nowadays. slightly.
I thought Paris was down a side street in Dublin, turns out it was just a French cafe
for control of the tactically vital WH-Smiths.
I'm sure he is already aware some people are stupid
the people they were asking on BBC Breakfast this morning were all in their mid-20s, so were educated during and just after the last Conservative administration ;)
One guy answered every question incorrectly, but with absolute certainty. I think he just didn't know the difference between fact and fiction.
i refuse to believe in churchill until he comes round ot my house for tea. with mussolini.
was my hero.
"Sherlock Holmes... is FACT!"
I read this and could not believe it! I also read that 58% of people questioned thought Sherlock Holmes was real.. What planet are these people on!!
A town full of dimwits? Or just a load of 4 year olds.
When I saw the title I thought this may have been an idiotic conspiracy theory. No, just people being idiots.
the dog offof the insurance adverts...
interviewed 3000 complete MORONS who have no place on this great green earth.
It is also my belief that WW2 was just a series of films, and the Crusades was actually just a fun cartoon about knights.
9/11, meanwhile, took place entirely in claymation. That's why the towers congeal and rebuild themselves shortly afterwards, Morph-style.
Certainly one for the loony bin. There is something in Nick Cohen's book about him saying 'Disneyland is presented as being imaginary to make the rest of Los Angeles real, when in fact Los angeles and the rest of America are no longer real.'
But it's nonsense with long-words. People in general (myself included I'm sure) have a worrying habit of assuming anything they don't understand that has long words in it most be incredibly intelligent and tend not to consider that it may be sheer nonsense.
It is a classic trick to hide the meaning of what you are saying as well trying to gain credibility by pretending you are more intelligent. As shown here:
I mean obviously he existed but isn't there a fairly significant mythology surrounding him and the actual events of his life?
He was originally conceived as a side-character in Froissart's 'Chronicles', and was called 'Captain Lionheart'. He also wasn't king of England in the original draft.
in the face by the man who used to shine churchills boots. Hes head now.
was giving me a lift and while I was talking unbroken bollocks about something I off-hand threw in that I was like Gandhi. He said "like the superpowers?" He could tell by the look on my face that he was a moron, and refused to tell me who he thought Gandhi was. I assume he though he was Astigmatism Boy or some other weedy anti-Imperialist superhero. He is 25 years old and has been allowed on a degree course.