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7 of 7 people found this helpful
on 28 January 2013
Bought this as a Christmas gift and then read it myself after it had been opened as it's ideal for dipping in and out of and having a laugh. The book has two front covers, one side is 'Dumb Britain', daft answers on tv and radio quiz shows such as the Mississippi is in Egypt, Mary I was a Buddhist and Shane Warne played cricket for France while the other side is 'Commentatorballs' from people as diverse as Robbie Savage and Nick Clegg. With some of the choices, it's possible to see what the speaker meant, I liked Ian Holloway's "We're on the crest of a slump" and some are just mixed metaphors or slips of the tongue while others take a little more working out.
It depends on your attitude whether you think people are stupid and it's a damning indictment of Britsh society or whether it's just a bit of fun as people get nervous on tv.