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Funko
04-10-2005, 17:08:16
Beware, this required thinking, and working stuff out.

Well the Maths and Physics ones did anyway.

Physics (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4308292.stm) 10/10
English (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4246472.stm) 17/20
Maths (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4263590.stm) 20/20

Gramercy Riffs
04-10-2005, 17:09:09
Not very.

Oh wait, there's a test?

Tizzy
04-10-2005, 17:19:13
Physics 7/10 (better than expected!)
English 20/20 (huh?)
Maths 19/20 (oops!)

Nills Lagerbaak
04-10-2005, 17:20:07
Physics 10/10, yet to do the others....

novacane
04-10-2005, 17:21:27
18/20 on English.

You can keep your maths and your physics.

Nills Lagerbaak
04-10-2005, 17:24:56
English 19/20 Woo!

Gramercy Riffs
04-10-2005, 17:27:48
Damn Flash and its repressive manner......

I predict

20/20 English (I speak it everyday, how hard can it be?).
Remind me again, what's physics?
Less said about Maths the better.....

Funko
04-10-2005, 17:28:50
I made some schoolboy errors in the English test by rushing it 'cause I thought it was easy.

protein
04-10-2005, 17:29:30
I'm not doing that test. I hated those subjects at school. Ask me about music production.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
04-10-2005, 17:30:15
english 16/20 :(

scared of the others

Funko
04-10-2005, 17:30:25
Maybe that'll be next weeks.

protein
04-10-2005, 17:32:49
I doubt it. Cleverness is only judged on boring subjects that I don't care about. I don't mind not being considered academic or clever.

Nills Lagerbaak
04-10-2005, 17:33:14
19/20 Maths - damn trick question about Force!

Gramercy Riffs
04-10-2005, 17:33:52
Originally posted by protein
I'm not doing that test. I hated those subjects at school. Ask me about music production.

What are the 3 main elements of music production?*



*please note that turd polishing is NOT an acceptable answer

Nills Lagerbaak
04-10-2005, 17:34:29
Originally posted by protein
I doubt it. Cleverness is only judged on boring subjects that I don't care about. I don't mind not being considered academic or clever.

Cleverness is actually about adaptability to new and challenging situations (not that these tests show that...)

Funko
04-10-2005, 17:34:32
Aluminium, copper and er... tea?

Gramercy Riffs
04-10-2005, 17:35:49
Sex, drugs and Pro Tools?

Funko
04-10-2005, 17:36:51
Originally posted by protein
I doubt it. Cleverness is only judged on boring subjects that I don't care about. I don't mind not being considered academic or clever.

These tests don't really test intelligence (in my opinion). The only thing they test is certain you were taught at school and how well you remember it.

Beta1
04-10-2005, 17:37:48
physics - 9/10
English 15/20

then got extremely bored.

Venom
04-10-2005, 17:39:44
International note....the tests don't exactly translate.

I don't have a clue as to what the English wiring standard is.

MDA
04-10-2005, 17:39:59
:lol: @ Beta

Venom
04-10-2005, 17:44:38
7/10 on physics and like Beta, already bored.

Chris
04-10-2005, 17:46:33
Clever enough not to take some damned test.

Venom
04-10-2005, 17:57:25
And work was more boring so I took the Math. 17/20

Venom
04-10-2005, 18:02:08
And to finish things off 17/20 on the English with, not surprisingly, spelling kicking my ass.

Oerdin
04-10-2005, 18:08:37
Phsyics 15/20 (I have no idea about wiring plugs)
English 17/20
Math 20/20 (I am a science and math nerd)

Venom
04-10-2005, 18:09:51
Looks like someone took a different physics test. Either that or he's lying.

Beta1
04-10-2005, 18:37:30
:lol:

He must have done it twice and averaged the results - thats what a real scientist would have done.

protein
04-10-2005, 18:46:51
I didn't know there was a plug wiring question. I'd probably get that right.

mr.G
04-10-2005, 18:49:38
I will never be clever

great song btw

MattHiggs
04-10-2005, 18:55:55
Physics 10/10
Maths 20/20
English 20/20

I guessed one of the word meanings so 19/20 would be more accurate.

I don't think this test proves anything. Everything on it is covered at GCSE level.

The Norks
04-10-2005, 18:59:54
Physics 2/10 (the only one I knew was the planets unsurprisingly, and I fluked the fire alarm)

John Doe
04-10-2005, 19:00:42
Physics: 4/20 :o
English: 20/20
Math: 19/20

MDA
04-10-2005, 19:11:56
the math wasn't difficult, yet I couldn't be bothered to work out the actual answers

I did 20/20 on the english and missed three!! of the physics :(

Japher
04-10-2005, 19:14:26
I got through 6 of the physic questions and got them all right


but then my head started hurting and I blacked out


when I came to my pants were around my ankles and I had a half eaten banana in my ear


and I'm at work


it was really strange

Lurker the Second
04-10-2005, 19:22:55
Yaaay! I got one right!

mr.G
04-10-2005, 19:24:25
:lol:

Lurker knows

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-10-2005, 19:31:30
How does knowing how to wire a plug mean you're good at physics?

I can grout tiles. Hey! That means I'm a Gynaecologist!

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-10-2005, 19:49:36
Physics- 7/10 (had to guess three....)
English- 20/20
Maths- 15/20. And I used a motherfucking calculator.

MattHiggs
04-10-2005, 20:00:42
:lol:

Lurker the Second
04-10-2005, 20:02:20
Confucius say, a calculator only as good as person pushing buttons.

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-10-2005, 21:07:30
Confucius say- algebra makes calculator its bitch.

Debaser
04-10-2005, 21:25:03
Physics - 6/10
English - 20/20 (Woo!)
Maths - 14/20

Hmm. :( (I did rush the maths quiz though)

alsieboo
04-10-2005, 23:37:13
physics 6/10 (I never even went to half my physics classes)
english 14/20 bleh
math 14/20 which I'm sorta proud of, it's over half, yaaay

protein
04-10-2005, 23:37:56
Originally posted by Debaser
Physics - 6/10
English - 20/20 (Woo!)
Maths - 14/20

Hmm. :( (I did rush the maths quiz though)
I see you capitalised your "woo".

Immortal Wombat
05-10-2005, 01:38:22
Physics- 8/10
English- 20/20
Maths- 20/20

Stupid smoke alarms.

Sir Penguin
05-10-2005, 04:35:47
This clever:

|_________________|

SP

DaShi
05-10-2005, 08:12:41
I'm not clever enough to pass through the Great Firewall to access that site.

MoSe
05-10-2005, 09:04:38
Physics: 8/9
OK, I got the smoke detector radiation wrong...
But what plug wiring COLOR CODE*** has to do with PHYSICS???? :mad: considering it's probably only vaild on some island up north...

EDIT: OK, I'd have better read the thread before posting the test results... :o

MoSe
05-10-2005, 09:14:32
English test spoiler:



Avarice = Greed?????? WTF????

In italian, avarice is desire to not give what you have, while greed is desire to get what you don't have (enough)

I got it right for lack of better options anyway

MoSe
05-10-2005, 09:21:52
English 19/20
got accommodation wrong, partly influenced by italian spelling, partly by how EVERY anlgophone poster here also spells it wrong when posting in CG meeting threads... :rolleyes:

anyway, by the way I see you writing in this forum, I'd expect half of the native english speakers here get no more that 12 in this test!!! :p

Oh, and Beckham is definitely not my idle anyway :lol:

Funko
05-10-2005, 09:22:35
That's pretty much the same in English too I think. But yes, it was the best available answer.

I used a calculator too.

Nills Lagerbaak
05-10-2005, 09:27:57
Yes, the spelling of some posters here does lead me to believe a "Word" spell check was used... Note especially Debaser and his usual spelling of definitely :p

Funko
05-10-2005, 09:29:00
There's a difference between fucking something up when you are typing fast and not really thinking about it and when you are trying to get it right on a test though.

Nills Lagerbaak
05-10-2005, 09:30:46
Yes, but I'm talking about consistent errors.

Funko
05-10-2005, 09:45:20
I make consistent errors in words I know how to spell if I think about it for more than a fraction of a second. :)

Nills Lagerbaak
05-10-2005, 09:57:05
Yes, but those sort of mistakes are the minority. Also if you know you're spelling words incorrectly all the time you might as well spell them correctly.

So you're going to do that from now on aren't you?

MoSe
05-10-2005, 09:58:17
probably speaking and writing english, which how I sometimes pointed out has NOT a "deterministic" spelling like italian has, entails having actually a different mindset about spelling itself...

for an italian, writing definatley looks as bad a grammar error as it would be writing "I ave got something". Even worse, as you might have just missed the 'h' because of fast typing, while 'a' and 'e' are two keys apart, hardly justifiable with mistyping....

As well I got itches everytime I see (many of!) you writing dissapointing for instance.
Or getting their/there/they're wrong, it's/its wrong, you name it: by us, if you fuck up something like that there's no fast-typing excuse, either you have got the grammar basics "wired" in your spelling "primitive" functions, or you don't. Sticking an apostrophe where it doesn't belong it's not wrong typing, it's wrong thinking.

in my humble foreigner broken-english opinion of course.

EDIT: ortography corrected :cute: :p

Nills Lagerbaak
05-10-2005, 10:02:17
The only reason I'm having a go about spelling of "definately" is because I used to make the exact same mistake...but I forced myself to spell it correctly. Why do you think it appeared in the quiz? Obviously because a sizeable percentage of the population think it is spelt like that.

I still spell plenty of words wrond, but they didn't appear on the quiz :p Nah Nah.

MoSe
05-10-2005, 10:03:19
anyway, Maths 20/20 off-the-top, i.e. not only no calc/pc but no pen and paper either (nor pencil, do'h :p)

Oerdin
05-10-2005, 10:06:44
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Yes, the spelling of some posters here does lead me to believe a "Word" spell check was used... Note especially Debaser and his usual spelling of definitely :p

I'za sepll jsut fne thx.

Funko
05-10-2005, 10:07:33
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
I still spell plenty of words wrond, but they didn't appear on the quiz :p Nah Nah.

Was that deliberate?

Nills Lagerbaak
05-10-2005, 10:08:46
Yes.:nervous:

Nills Lagerbaak
05-10-2005, 10:09:31
If that smilie could have a coat handed too him and get into a taxi, would be even better...

MoSe
05-10-2005, 10:28:18
sorry for the rant, I'm just missing Noisy ;)

Gary
05-10-2005, 10:30:48
You lay into 'em Mose - it's no more than they deserve :D

Nills Lagerbaak
05-10-2005, 10:36:33
MoSe. Sweet Jesus, can nothing be done properly?

Funko
05-10-2005, 10:37:07
:lol:

ps I agree on the apostrophes and general their, they're etc.

Gary
05-10-2005, 11:41:29
MoSe to you, Mose to his friends ;)

Drekkus
05-10-2005, 11:47:45
I probably spell a lot of english words wrongly.

fp
05-10-2005, 11:49:34
MoSe your the best! I definately tell people when I notice that their making mistakes with there grammar, but its so dissapointing to see that they keep repeating them.

Funko
05-10-2005, 11:50:18
:lol:

Venom
05-10-2005, 13:15:44
What's so funny about that?

Immortal Wombat
05-10-2005, 14:04:19
Originally posted by MoSe
Avarice = Greed?????? WTF????

In italian, avarice is desire to not give what you have, while greed is desire to get what you don't have (enough)

I got it right for lack of better options anyway
None of those synonym questions were properly synonyms. They were just approximations to common words.

MoSe
05-10-2005, 14:06:44
Originally posted by Venom
What's so funny about that?
I'm stilt trying to figure whether that was supportive mocking or plain sarcasm

King_Ghidra
05-10-2005, 14:09:14
in english avarice and greed are synonymous

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02148b.htm

Avarice (from Lat. avarus, "greedy"; "to crave") is the inordinate love for riches

http://www.synonym.com/definition/greed

The noun greed has 2 senses (first 1 from tagged texts)

1. (2) greed -- (excessive desire to acquire or possess more (esp material wealth) than one needs or deserves)
2. avarice, greed, covetousness, rapacity, avaritia -- (reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins))

Venom
05-10-2005, 14:13:55
Originally posted by MoSe
I'm stilt trying to figure whether that was supportive mocking or plain sarcasm

Probably both.

Mr. Bas
05-10-2005, 14:27:21
Physics 9/10 (bloody electronics conventions)
English 19/20
Math 15/20

Some really silly questions though.

Funko
05-10-2005, 16:38:26
100 most often misspelled words in English... (with hints about how to remember them)

http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/misspelled.html

Drekkus
05-10-2005, 16:48:33
'Teh' isn't even on that list!

Funko
05-10-2005, 16:49:24
That's because het is a dutch word not an English one

Drekkus
05-10-2005, 16:51:36
Teh in dutch is hte.

Funko
05-10-2005, 16:53:00
het klopt

Drekkus
05-10-2005, 16:54:57
Hoort wie klopt daar kinderen

Funko
05-10-2005, 17:00:58
Jij bent zelden klopt

King_Ghidra
05-10-2005, 17:08:53
Originally posted by Funko
100 most often misspelled words in English... (with hints about how to remember them)

http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/misspelled.html

an american list but thankfully providing the english examples where appropriate

e.g. american maneuver, english manoeuvre (both from the french :D)

Gary
05-10-2005, 17:14:10
Great, now if someone could just stop my MS Word and Outlook trying to spell everything in American...

Funko
05-10-2005, 17:18:49
Doesn't it pick up your windows language settings automatically?

Venom
05-10-2005, 17:23:33
I'm pretty sure Gary's retarded, so his computer's probably not set up correctly.

Drekkus
05-10-2005, 17:23:37
Originally posted by Funko
Jij bent zelden klopt :lol:

MoSe
05-10-2005, 17:25:07
it should, but everytime the HelpDesk "must" install my Office anew (which it's not as rare as I'd like), Outlook begins again to capitalise all my 'i', which in italian are just the plural masculine article (i cani = the dogs)
:bash:

fp
05-10-2005, 18:15:04
What can't you equal the dogs at?

Gary
05-10-2005, 18:56:08
Obviously, licking his own balls

Gary
05-10-2005, 18:58:23
Originally posted by Funko
Doesn't it pick up your windows language settings automatically? Who knows ? All I know is that I've reset the language setting on the work's PC time and time again, and it still insists on misspelling words.

Fistandantilus
05-10-2005, 19:25:16
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
in english avarice and greed are synonymous

English language is shit. :p

And an italian never spell anything wrong - FACT

MattHiggs
05-10-2005, 19:27:05
We have a lot of problems with Roaming Profiles. Windows likes to create it's own profile everytime you log on and reverts back to all it's default settings.

If you can access your user area on the server delete all directories like 'Windows Workstation NT 5.1' and 'Windows Workstation NT 5.0'.

This may sort out your problem.

Gary
05-10-2005, 21:53:50
I'll check for any Windows Workstation XP, tomorrow, thanks.

Cruddy
06-10-2005, 00:26:08
Physics 10/10.

I'm skipping the others, I usually end up correcting the questions on English and Maths tests.

MoSe
06-10-2005, 09:13:49
that's the best part of being smart, Cruddy

King_Ghidra
06-10-2005, 09:15:41
Originally posted by Cruddy
I usually end up correcting the questions on English and Maths tests.

i'll believe it when i see it

MattHiggs
06-10-2005, 09:25:36
You may be good at English, Maths and Physics but it doesn't make you clever.

Gary
06-10-2005, 10:24:31
Yeah, but apart from all that, what have the Romans ever done for us ?

Tizzy
06-10-2005, 10:26:55
Brought peace

Funko
06-10-2005, 10:27:51
Sanitation

MoSe
06-10-2005, 10:29:32
gave name to the Font you use

MattHiggs
06-10-2005, 10:49:48
They brought us 'Rome Total War' Venom's favourite game.

King_Ghidra
06-10-2005, 11:03:50
well it was actually medieval total war, to be pedantic

Funko
06-10-2005, 11:07:35
Own Goal?

Venom and maroule had more of a dingdong over that release but the Romans didn't bring us that one...

Rome Total War (http://www.totalwar.com/community/rome.htm)

Funko
06-10-2005, 11:08:07
(if we're being pedantic...)

MattHiggs
06-10-2005, 11:23:58
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
well it was actually medieval total war, to be pedantic

100-0

Venom
06-10-2005, 13:16:21
No way. You were just being stupid. Some more. Again.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
06-10-2005, 16:59:48
Phys: 9/10
Eng: 19/20
Math: 20/20

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-10-2005, 17:43:32
Well there you go. I'm one of the thickest people in this place.

MattHiggs
06-10-2005, 18:33:16
Originally posted by Venom
No way. You were just being stupid. Some more. Again.

It's obvious RTW was only released a few weeks ago and the review was well over a year ago.

Venom
06-10-2005, 18:38:37
You also apparently can't tell time worth a shit. 2/10 on the time telling test.

MattHiggs
06-10-2005, 19:12:54
Fortunately I have more to live for than games (unlike you of course) and the internet so I don't keep track of every minor event. I read a review of Rome Total War about 2 weeks ago and I remember maroule coming a long while ago. That's accurate enough in my books.

Venom
06-10-2005, 19:22:02
Right, so you read about Romans in school 2 years ago, if you even made it that far in school, so they were obviously a new empire. Your logic is impeccible. Your stupidity undeniable. Your egotism unexplainable.

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-10-2005, 19:29:32
"Impeccable". Moreover, I think "inexplicable" would have been preferable to "unexplainable".

Venom
06-10-2005, 19:40:05
Hey, go check my spelling scores. They're ungood.

Venom
06-10-2005, 19:41:10
Plus I was riffing on Mike Tyson and his ability to rant nearly incoherently while making up new conjugations of old words.

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-10-2005, 19:53:19
Did you get much of a riff out of Tyson?

Venom
06-10-2005, 19:55:34
No. My riffing scores are low 3/10.

And yes, I plan on beating the score thing into the ground for an extended period of time.

MattHiggs
06-10-2005, 20:27:08
Originally posted by Venom
Right, so you read about Romans in school 2 years ago, if you even made it that far in school, so they were obviously a new empire. Your logic is impeccible. Your stupidity undeniable. Your egotism unexplainable.

What are you going on about?!

I'm talking about the game, Rome Total War and it's release date. Nothing to do with the Roman Empire.

Venom
06-10-2005, 20:37:49
I'm talking about your retarded example of "I read about something 2 weeks ago, so that's when it came into existence."

MattHiggs
06-10-2005, 20:38:18
Having done some research, the review I read was Rome Total War: Barbarian Invasion (an expansion pack).

Rome Total War was released last year. Your review was three years ago. The 100-0 still applies - just the timescales aren't accurate.

MattHiggs
06-10-2005, 20:39:38
Originally posted by Venom
I'm talking about your retarded example of "I read about something 2 weeks ago, so that's when it came into existence."

I know you have to over-simplify things to understand them - but I think you went a little over the top.

Venom
06-10-2005, 20:52:24
In any case, I still call shenanigans on that 100-0.

fp
06-10-2005, 21:05:56
Matt's patience score in this thread is only 3/10.

MattHiggs
06-10-2005, 21:50:36
My patience is always short with Venom; I think he's a cock.

Venom
06-10-2005, 21:51:25
Hey, there's something you're 100% right about.

MattHiggs
06-10-2005, 22:14:27
Don't worry, I understand why you act like a cock and I appreciate your honesty. It's commendable.

Venom
06-10-2005, 22:36:35
I'm sure you of all people understand what being a cock is all about.

Tizzy
07-10-2005, 09:41:29
Originally posted by Venom
shenanigans

That's a great word, it should be used more often.

MattHiggs
07-10-2005, 09:42:39
It's a tabloid word, like Romp.

MoSe
07-10-2005, 10:27:48
Originally posted by MattHiggs
I remember maroule coming a long while ago

jesjes, he had to surrender his wanking then

KrazyHorse
07-10-2005, 14:36:41
Physics 9/10 (fucking wiring is different in NA and UK)

Math 20/20

English 20/20

KrazyHorse
07-10-2005, 14:38:22
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
19/20 Maths - damn trick question about Force!

Indeed.

Nills Lagerbaak
07-10-2005, 14:45:37
Yeah they were very sloppy with that one. Over what time was that force applied?

Chris
07-10-2005, 16:03:08
Originally posted by Tizzy
That's a great word, it should be used more often. We would only ruin it through over-use.

Funko
19-10-2005, 13:55:34
Geography (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4356840.stm) 10/14
French (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4338028.stm) 4/12

I got 4 in French and I basically don't know any French. :lol:

Venom
19-10-2005, 14:00:34
Ok, I quit after the first question, like I know city geography of England, especially when it's Hull.

mr.G
19-10-2005, 14:05:50
How clever are you?
not, i am the retard.......wooooohooooooo

Venom
19-10-2005, 14:05:56
I also scored 4/12 on the French section and know no French.

MattHiggs
19-10-2005, 14:06:08
12/14

I was fooled on the triangle-ordinance-survey question and I didn't know where Burkino Faso was.

3/12

I got a C in French at GCSE and I was lucky to get that!!

Funko
19-10-2005, 14:07:48
I got more than you and I didn't even take GCSE French!

MattHiggs
19-10-2005, 14:08:11
Summary

Physics 10/10
Maths 20/20
English 20/20
Geography 12/14
French 3/12

Tizzy
19-10-2005, 14:11:25
Geography 7/14
French 9/12

Scabrous Birdseed
19-10-2005, 14:13:20
9/12 for French - seems I remember it better than I thought.

Funko
19-10-2005, 14:13:35
mon francais est shit

Gary
19-10-2005, 15:02:42
You're British, it's supposed to be !

Funko
19-10-2005, 15:16:54
Wee

Nills Lagerbaak
19-10-2005, 15:17:52
9/14 Geography
5/12 French


My French used to be wicked :(

Debaser
19-10-2005, 16:14:47
That French test bought back horrible memories.

*shudder*

Venom
19-10-2005, 16:50:25
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak


My French used to be wicked :(

Says Funko.

Colon
19-10-2005, 16:59:01
I had 10/14 on geography

The answer on the 1 million city didn't seem quite correct though, ancient Rome already had over 1 million people, and I think Edo and Baghdad already had such populations before London did.

Venom
19-10-2005, 17:02:26
Obviously a UK biased test.

Colon
19-10-2005, 18:13:06
Did you just PH'd?

MOBIUS
19-10-2005, 18:45:55
English 19/20 Mixed up the metaphor and simile...:rolleyes:

I refuse to do the others on account of the word 'effort' being mentioned...:D

MOBIUS
19-10-2005, 18:51:47
Physics 8/8 :cute:

Damn smoke detectors and amps! :shoot:

MOBIUS
19-10-2005, 18:59:01
Geography 13/14
French 9/12

MOBIUS
19-10-2005, 19:05:56
Maths 18/20

The difficult ones I didn't try very hard at, just estimating the answers...

KrazyHorse
20-10-2005, 18:12:49
11/14 on geography. Messed up the Don river and Hull. Also missed the question about what colour the contour lines are.

12/12 in French, though the last question about the Monopoly board was pure luck

The Norks
20-10-2005, 19:52:24
French 3/12

You wouldn't guess I got an A for GCSE would you?

(14 years ago- eek!)

I think we should get Maroule to do this test just to make sure its all correct ;)

KrazyHorse
20-10-2005, 22:07:15
It was.

At least the first 11 were.

Funko
26-10-2005, 12:45:49
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4378648.stm

History 11/12

Venom
26-10-2005, 12:51:10
10/12 Not too shabby for a retard.

Funko
26-10-2005, 12:51:56
The only one I missed was the bus one.

Venom
26-10-2005, 12:55:32
I missed which Thomas did the church bashing and where those 2 guys fought in 1066.

fp
26-10-2005, 12:57:41
Only 9/12. Dumber than Venom. :(

fp
26-10-2005, 12:58:34
Originally posted by Venom
I missed which Thomas did the church bashing and where those 2 guys fought in 1066.

I did too. At least you have the excuse of it not being about your country's history. I even studied some of that crap at school.

fp
26-10-2005, 12:58:58
The other one I got wrong was the bus one.

Funko
26-10-2005, 13:06:32
Originally posted by Venom
I missed which Thomas did the church bashing and where those 2 guys fought in 1066.

That was the easiest one. ;)

Nills Lagerbaak
26-10-2005, 13:08:45
5/12. Mostly US history though....

Funko
26-10-2005, 13:13:51
Huh?

I can only remember two pure American questions? (I suppose the Cuban missile crisis thing involved America as well as other countries and the allied leaders meeting involved an American but that's world history really).

Venom
26-10-2005, 13:14:11
Originally posted by Funko
That was the easiest one. ;)

Bah! I only know 1 English battle that took place in 1066 and it obviously wasn't that one because no one talks about whoever those 2 guys were and Hastings. So I guessed another one and was wrong.

Venom
26-10-2005, 13:15:05
Awesome, so us Americans DO get a pass for not knowing world geography.

Funko
26-10-2005, 13:25:36
Part of the reason we lost was that Harold had to march all the way up to Stamford Bridge (up north not Chelsea) to fight the vikings before marching all the way back down to Kent to try and batter the Normans.

Venom
26-10-2005, 13:27:55
See, I did not know that.

Funko
26-10-2005, 13:29:26
That Willian dude was clever. He made the vikings invade then.

And it's confusing 'cause the Viking king is another Harold (well a Harald).

Tizzy
26-10-2005, 13:29:54
4/12
:lol: I really can't do history.

Venom
26-10-2005, 13:32:45
It the old days there weren't as many names. Thanks to the Industrial Revolution we've developed the technology for names like Latwanda, Antoine (Antwan, Antawn, etc), Herbet and so on and so for.

Funko
26-10-2005, 13:36:41
There was a minor scandle here recently when some parents read a thread on a teachers messageboard where the teachers said they could tell if kids would be problem kids by whether or not they had stupid names/wierd spellings etc.

Venom
26-10-2005, 13:41:58
That seems a bit generalized, but probably a fair assumption. Ooops CG scandal!

Funko
26-10-2005, 13:42:23
Well that's what I thought.

Venom
26-10-2005, 13:44:08
Then we are agreed. You are indeed a closeted homosexual.

Nills Lagerbaak
26-10-2005, 13:45:51
Originally posted by Funko
Huh?

I can only remember two pure American questions? (I suppose the Cuban missile crisis thing involved America as well as other countries and the allied leaders meeting involved an American but that's world history really).


Huh?

Martin Luther question, black human rights person...

Funko
26-10-2005, 13:46:27
Yep, that's the 2.

Funko
26-10-2005, 13:47:03
My point was, there were two American questions and you only got 5/12 so your poor show is down to more than just some American questions.

Nills Lagerbaak
26-10-2005, 13:49:32
Oh yeah, no doubt about that. I think I managed Thomas Cromwell (although I was thinking about oilver cromwell) and a few others.

Nills Lagerbaak
26-10-2005, 13:51:18
Oh, and the white house one and the kitchener one were US. The rest we all english apart from the agincourt one.

Venom
26-10-2005, 13:51:31
There were 3 American questions. MLK, Rosa Parks, and Nixon.

Venom
26-10-2005, 13:52:01
Kitchener was English, wasn't he?

Nills Lagerbaak
26-10-2005, 13:54:26
?

King_Ghidra
26-10-2005, 14:13:57
fucking hell nils, the lord kitchener one was a UK question

are you confusing him with uncle sam?! :lol:

Venom
26-10-2005, 14:17:54
Uncle Sam Kitchener. :lol:

Nills Lagerbaak
26-10-2005, 14:21:11
I don't know I hate history :D

Uncle Sam Kitchener....yes that was him

Nills Lagerbaak
26-10-2005, 14:23:34
http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2004/12/13/188645/Uncle_Sam3.jpg

http://www.snapsandbytes.co.uk/kitchener.jpg




I think I almost wet myself...

fp
26-10-2005, 14:33:48
:lol:

Nills has now moved up to second place in the "stupidest post of the week" competition.

Funko
26-10-2005, 14:34:12
Am I winning or is perrenial winner mrG in first place?

fp
26-10-2005, 14:34:51
It's LoD actually. Check the Combat Misson thread in the Games forum.

Nills Lagerbaak
26-10-2005, 14:35:17
I think Mr. G's first place is fixed. The only battle is between second and third.

Funko
26-10-2005, 14:35:42
All these years and the competition has been rigged!

fp
26-10-2005, 14:35:58
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
The rest we all english apart from the agincourt one.

Surely the Agincourt question was an English one too.

maroule
26-10-2005, 14:36:28
Originally posted by MattHiggs
Fortunately I have more to live for than games (unlike you of course) and the internet so I don't keep track of every minor event. I read a review of Rome Total War about 2 weeks ago and I remember maroule coming a long while ago. That's accurate enough in my books.


you probably read a review on the expansion 'barbarian invasions'

To settle the score, we indeed argued on Medieval...

Funko
26-10-2005, 14:36:34
:lol:

I missed that one.

Maybe Nills has both second and third place this week?

maroule
26-10-2005, 14:41:00
the french test is incorrect :lol:
"je suis ennervée toute la journée" is wrong (mauvaise concordance des temps), should be either "j'ai été" or "je me suis "


(edit : or it could be valid if it meant "I am currently irritated, and by currently I mean everyday of the near past, the present and the near future, and besides I'm irritated during the whole duration of the day")

King_Ghidra
26-10-2005, 15:10:24
Originally posted by fp
:lol:

Nills has now moved up to second place in the "stupidest post of the week" competition.

actually LoD's was designated as stupidest post of the year, as my sig testifies

fp
26-10-2005, 16:06:58
It trumps Nills' effort either way. :)

Nills Lagerbaak
26-10-2005, 16:12:51
Excellent. Do I get third and fourth then...oh please.

Venom
26-10-2005, 16:20:05
You've made a valiant effort today. Maybe you could pull out the victory in a vote by the people.

MOBIUS
26-10-2005, 17:05:43
11/12 fucking Cromwell - thought it was Cranmer...

The Norks
26-10-2005, 17:57:12
8/12, Got rum instead of brandy and crossbow instead of longbow, the others were way off

The Norks
26-10-2005, 17:57:51
hmmm I'd better get 12/12 on the Eng Lit or I will be forced to go to the back of the class and wear the pointy hat with the D on it

Funko
02-11-2005, 13:33:40
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4399744.stm

Dickens - 5/12

I think that was the hardest so far personally but I've only ever read one Dickens novel...


I guess this is English Lit for Norks?

Drekkus
02-11-2005, 13:41:08
10/12 for history, with the GB bias of the questions that's not too bad. Is that statue really Lord Kitchener? Looks like some 17th century dude.

Drekkus
02-11-2005, 13:46:00
5/12 for the Dickens one. Shows that guessing will bring you a 1 in 4 chance of getting it right. Never read a book from him. But i've seen several Christmas carol adaptations, but I got that question wrong :(

Funko
02-11-2005, 13:54:24
:lol:

did you say 3?

Drekkus
02-11-2005, 13:55:06
yes :o

zmama
02-11-2005, 13:58:13
10/12 for the Dickens


I read him a lot when I was a little girl

Tizzy
02-11-2005, 14:05:39
3/12 :lol:

Resource Consumer
02-11-2005, 14:23:20
English and Maths 18/20. Physics 7/10

KrazyHorse
02-11-2005, 15:30:29
11/12 for history (did not know who that was in the recruitment posters)

10/12 for Dickens. Got lucky on a number of them.

Rub bish
02-11-2005, 15:32:45
rubbish

Venom
02-11-2005, 15:45:22
8/12 for dickens. Got a few guessed though.

Rub bish
02-11-2005, 16:02:51
can i rub your dickens?

Venom
02-11-2005, 16:14:32
Feel free.

The Norks
02-11-2005, 16:45:57
HA! I have redeemed myself! 11/12 on dickens, only got the pseudonym of his illustrator wrong

Funko
02-11-2005, 17:42:19
Unfortunately for you -

Originally posted by The Norks
hmmm I'd better get 12/12 on the Eng Lit or I will be forced to go to the back of the class and wear the pointy hat with the D on it

Want help making the hat?

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-11-2005, 17:44:29
8/12 for Dickens, and I flatly refuse to accept that I'm on the same level as Venom.

Venom
02-11-2005, 17:44:57
D is for Dum Koff

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-11-2005, 17:49:41
History is my bitch. 12/12.

Immortal Wombat
02-11-2005, 20:30:06
8/12 on Dickens.

Venom
02-11-2005, 20:40:42
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
8/12 for Dickens, and I flatly refuse to accept that I'm on the same level as Venom.

It's nice down here, isn't it?

Immortal Wombat
02-11-2005, 20:46:13
If by nice you mean funny smellin'.

Venom
02-11-2005, 20:59:27
It is the sweet smell of the charred corpses of our enemies.

The Norks
03-11-2005, 08:21:39
Originally posted by Funko
Unfortunately for you -



Want help making the hat?

I'll do a resit!!

Funko
03-11-2005, 09:43:29
Resit yourself down in the corner.

Funko
16-11-2005, 16:54:24
Music: 4/10

Shame protein isn't here to rant about that one. :)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4440236.stm

Funko
16-11-2005, 16:56:55
Biology: 9/12

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4420790.stm

Tizzy
16-11-2005, 17:03:43
Biology: 9/12
Music: 7/10

Venom
16-11-2005, 17:08:12
I'm not going to even try the music one.

Lurker the Second
16-11-2005, 17:09:05
Bah, I'm just too stupid for words.

Venom
16-11-2005, 17:12:02
8/12 on Biology

Damn.

KrazyHorse@home
16-11-2005, 17:13:42
Music 9/10

Miscounted on the beats. :lol:

KrazyHorse@home
16-11-2005, 17:16:37
Biology 10/12

Funko
16-11-2005, 17:21:05
I miscounted the beats, couldn't be bothered to work out the key signature (but I knew it was a major) that's a major key not A Major... obviously. :nervous:

Funko
16-11-2005, 17:21:48
Didn't know/care the period for Handle, get the opera (although I kicked myself when I saw the answer)

KrazyHorse@home
16-11-2005, 17:31:18
Handle? That was Haydn. :lol:

MOBIUS
16-11-2005, 18:50:05
9/10 I can't read music so correctly guessed one and fucked the major one - lucky it was on Classical Music otherwise I would have stunk majorly on this one...:D

MOBIUS
16-11-2005, 18:55:20
Biology 9/12