Its official - Jocks are half-wits

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Queensman said:
This will come as no surprise to those who cast their eyes over ARRSE from time to time, but a recent report reveals that 20% of Scots are as dim as a Toc H Lamp.
Hellooooooo pot

How can 20% be half?

Muppet :wink:
 
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And I'd suggest that they're still counting the number of English who have difficulty with reading and writing as there's so many!
 

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On a whim, I just stuck 'adults with literacy problems, England' through Google. The remarkably unsurprising result is that the total percentage of English people with problems in that regard is *drum roll* 20%.

Do some research if you fancy acting like a sanctimonious prick in future, there' a good chap.
 
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Given the large numbers of them swanning round Westminster in positions of influence, is it any wonder we're in the state we're in? The simple fact is that Gordon 'is a moron' McRuin and his Darling chancellor can not read.
 

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I blame our neighbours personally 8)
 
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Although the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, and its predecessor, the Department for Education and Skills, spent around £5 billion on basic skills courses between 2001 and 2007 (£9 billion by 2011), large numbers of the adult working population of England remain functionally illiterate and innumerate. Tackling poor literacy, language and numeracy skills is essential if more people are to realise their full potential and the country is to remain competitive in an increasingly global economy. In 2001, the then Department for Education and Skills launched the Skills for Life strategy, with a Public Service Agreement target to improve the skills of 2.25 million adults in England by 2010. This target was met over two years early.

In 2003, an estimated 75 per cent of the adult population of working age had numeracy skills below the level of a good pass at GCSE and 56 per cent had literacy skills below this level.
Seems us Jocks are not alone...

The only reason this has made the news is because the paper parliament are debating education issues since that torn face one got the sack. Surely you watched first ministers questions yesterday just to see Annabel Goldie's big blue vein popping out the side of her head when she gets angry.
 

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Reading some of the post on Arrse, I think this is a UK wide issue :twisted: :wink:
 
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Sixty said:
On a whim, I just stuck 'adults with literacy problems, England' through Google. The remarkably unsurprising result is that the total percentage of English people with problems in that regard is *drum roll* 20%.

Do some research if you fancy acting like a sanctimonious prick in future, there' a good chap.
I'm assuming you are of Pictish descent by your rather 'spoilt brat-ish' reply, but thank you for helping give weight to the argument by misspelling your huffy retort!
 

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With sanctimonious posters SHEDding their inhibitions in order to castigate one another, it is a relief to be able to leave such threads and return to the interesting/light-hearted/informative ones.
But I'm glad I looked in.
 
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Queensman said:
Sixty said:
On a whim, I just stuck 'adults with literacy problems, England' through Google. The remarkably unsurprising result is that the total percentage of English people with problems in that regard is *drum roll* 20%.

Do some research if you fancy acting like a sanctimonious prick in future, there' a good chap.
I'm assuming you are of Pictish descent by your rather 'spoilt brat-ish' reply, but thank you for helping give weight to the argument by misspelling your huffy retort!
Given that, since 1997, the Scottish Mafia have bent the English Rose over a table, ripped off their kilts and spit-roasted her like a Belgian schoolgirl, it does'nt say much for the IQ of the English electorate, does it? :twisted:
 

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Queensman said:
I'm assuming you are of Pictish descent by your rather 'spoilt brat-ish' reply, but thank you for helping give weight to the argument by misspelling your huffy retort!
Microsoft disagree with you. Could you point out the error so that I may inform them that their software is wrong?
 
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Queensman said:
Sixty said:
On a whim, I just stuck 'adults with literacy problems, England' through Google. The remarkably unsurprising result is that the total percentage of English people with problems in that regard is *drum roll* 20%.

Do some research if you fancy acting like a sanctimonious prick in future, there' a good chap.
I'm assuming you are of Pictish descent by your rather 'spoilt brat-ish' reply, but thank you for helping give weight to the argument by misspelling your huffy retort!
What's "spoilt bratish" about being of Pictish descent?

He top trumped you because you failed to do any basic research before posting this thread like the "sanctimonious prick" you invariably appear to be, and your only retort is to criticize his spelling? Surely someone as educated as yourself would be prepared to debate the finer points of the comments you made in your first post, without resorting to petty insults.

What do I know, Im only a spoilt brattish illiterate Jock. This isnt the NAAFI, I thought the serious forums were intended for serious discussion and debate... but since you've already lowered the tone, I think you're a cnut. That spelling mistake was intentional before you correct me.
 
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Sixty said:
Queensman said:
I'm assuming you are of Pictish descent by your rather 'spoilt brat-ish' reply, but thank you for helping give weight to the argument by misspelling your huffy retort!
Microsoft disagree with you. Could you point out the error so that I may inform them that their software is wrong?
'There's' is spelt with an 's'!

Perhaps that is where you are all going wrong - too many Scots have to rely on an American spelling checker to help them struggle through with my mother tongue. Mind you, I probably wouldn't be that good if I had to struggle with Scottish.
 

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Half a wit more than many of the English I meet.

I was chatting to some locals in Nor'n Iron recently and the topic they were debating is 'what can we do to save the English?' You really must have come to a low pass when the good folk of Belfast think you need saving...
 
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Is it Celts in general or just the Scots? If so, can we slag off the Welsh and Irish at the same time and save opening another 2 threads?
 

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