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oodboooodboo Posts: 2,177
edited July 2013 in The Crudcatcher
This has been bugging me since watching the race on Dave (Gee Atherton and Danny MacAskill were judges so there's a link to MTB). Did anyone else notice the presenter Alice Levine say the Stephenson's rocket based soapbox looked "more train than rocket"? She's supposed to be university educated and claims she used to mark SAT papers, and she doesn't know what Stephenson's rocket was?

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  • thekickingmulethekickingmule Posts: 7,957
    Is it possible she studied Media Studies, or English Lit and not History? Some people have absolutely no interest in different subjects than the area they studied. It's not uncommon, and doesn't make you stupid for not knowing something you think 'common knowledge'
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Did she have nice knockers?
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    BBUK+-+Alice+2.jpg

    I would
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  • ClankClank Posts: 2,323
    cooldad wrote:
    BBUK+-+Alice+2.jpg

    I would

    Yup. Great to look at, but defo not a rocket scientist.
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,258
    I once had to explain to my nieces teacher in simple words that Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island and definitely didnt invent the steam locomotive.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    I once had to explain to some mong the use of apostrophes in words like niece's and didn't.
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  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    oodboo wrote:
    This has been bugging me
    Maybe you're taking things a bit too literally.

    Anyway, holy hell that looked like a laugh!
  • oodboooodboo Posts: 2,177
    I know it shouldn't bother me but it does.
    A couple of months ago me and a few friends decided we are going to build a soapbox racer and enter some local events. Watched that for ideas.
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  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    What I mean is, maybe it was a (admittedly poor) play on words.
  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    Wrong, the words in the parentheses don't affect the "a". Not in my book anyway, and I wrote the book, So I know it's correct.
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    I'm with yeeha - you read the sentence without the parentheses, so it remains 'a'.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    What I mean is, maybe it was a play on words, admittedly a poor one.
    FTFY so you saddoes can find something more interesting to whinge about.
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  • mudsuckermudsucker Posts: 703
    Having a university education doesn't mean you are intelligent. I know a lot of people where this applies.

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  • ol\'greggol\'gregg Posts: 612
    I didn't really pay much attention to what she was saying TBH
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  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    Clank wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    BBUK+-+Alice+2.jpg

    I would

    Yup. Great to look at, but defo not a rocket scientist.

    Do you think she'd believe me if I told her that my gentleman's excuse me was Stephensons rockery and that she could holdPolish it if she likes?
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  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    She looked chunkier on telly.
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,258
    cooldad wrote:
    I once had to explain to some mong the use of apostrophes in words like niece's and didn't.

    I thought when it was plural you didnt use an apostrophe. Well you learn something new every day.
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  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    Well, if you have nieces and they have a teacher, then it's your nieces' teacher.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    stubs wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    I once had to explain to some mong the use of apostrophes in words like niece's and didn't.

    I thought when it was plural you didnt use an apostrophe. Well you learn something new every day.
    Plural? Niece's is possessive as in niece's teacher. Mongs is plural. As in you are a multiple mong.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Well, if you have nieces and they have a teacher, then it's your nieces' teacher.
    Don't confuse him - he's still struggling with didn't.
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,258
    Someone told me that Jack Daniels has an apostrophe in it. I didnt know he followed Jesus.
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Well it would if it was Jack Daniel's Jack Daniels. Didn't also has an apostrophe.
  • Pesky JonesPesky Jones Posts: 2,986
    What if his name is Jack Daniel, and then it's just his?
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,258
    +Potatoe'
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,258
    Or should that be Potato'e I didnt do apostrophes at skool.
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  • Myster101Myster101 Posts: 856
    stubs wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    I once had to explain to some mong the use of apostrophes in words like niece's and didn't.

    I thought when it was plural you didnt use an apostrophe. Well you learn something new every day.

    You're right, you don't use an apostrophe when it's a plural.....do you have two nieces in one class?
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  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    cooldad wrote:
    BBUK+-+Alice+2.jpg

    I would


    Me too, even if she is a bit thick.
  • cicatrizcicatriz Posts: 411
    cooldad wrote:
    BBUK+-+Alice+2.jpg

    I would


    Me too, even if she is a bit thick.
    ^This

    I'd hazard a guess the job was not given purely on academic ability. :)
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