New Britishness Test Is Launched

#5
Sh1t... got myself worried there. Only got 9 out of 15. But there again some of the questions have F' all to do with living in this country. Isn't it being a bit biased if you have to know all about Father Christmas? I thought our country was multi-cultural.

What about questions re: Scotland, NI and Wales? ...oh and Cornwall? :evil:

Laws in the countries which are part of UK are often different. Methinks our Leaders will have to be very careful this test doesn't land them in hot water with the European Court of Human Rights!
 
#6
I looked at this test - then exercised my god given rights as a member of this fine community to create my own test:

Q. The quinessential art of 'being British' cannot be captured by some ghastly neu-Arbeit test. True, or false?

A. True.

CORRECT! YOU ARE A BRITON!

Well, that was easy.
 
#7
You know, although i am a foreigner, i actually supported a test of some sort in principle.

But, if those are the types of questions they are asking, then really one has to question what exactly is the point of this whole exercise. Also, are they setting the bar too high?

"By what proportion do the english outnumber the welsh and the scots?" - What's the point of such knowledge. I bet large numbers of english people do not know the answer!

112? How many people actually know of the existence of 112?

How about limiting the questions to those on. eg UK Constitutional law, electoral system, etc.

The UK seems to be full of Silly Beareaucrats with their silly self-important appointments sitting in their silly offices thinking up silly ideas to make themselves look busy.
 
#9
I managed 12 out of 15 but similar to an earlier comment, I'm not British I'm English.

I managed to get the Saints question right although only one really concerns me and no, its not the one when loads of plastic 'Oirish' people get wrecked on their once a year Guinness binge.
 
#10
Darth_Doctrinus said:
I looked at this test - then exercised my god given rights as a member of this fine community to create my own test:

Q. The quinessential art of 'being British' cannot be captured by some ghastly neu-Arbeit test. True, or false?

A. True.

CORRECT! YOU ARE A BRITON!

Well, that was easy.
I take it some one didn't do so well on the BBC test then? :wink:
I got 14 out 14 :D - Hand me my shiny new passport then.
(Actually I am serious - I've been wating quite a while for my new passport to come through :evil: )
 

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#11
A sudden thought, what about all those of Northern Irish extraction who belong/belongeed to such organisations as IRA etc, technically British but don't think they were ever to keen to accept that label!
 
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#13
It isn't about skin pigmentation guys, it's about attitude....

One day Greater England shall rise!!!!
 
#18
PartTimePongo said:
Yes I'm sure she thought so too , but she has a passport and you don't :D
Yes her ex-nanny may have her passport but I have my dignity and thats what counts PTP :) !

No the feck it doesn't! Now where is that phone number for Khalid Mahmood ?
 
#20
Good grief Castlereagh , Khalid Mahmoud?

Oh well if you insist, I'll PM his private number over , I think it's a tone phone system , Passports is choice 3 :D

Failing that , you may like to consider another Fast-track method to gaining a passport by serving your country. Any good at languages and Military stuff and seducing Military attaches?

I'll put it together if you like, you'll be met in the Bullring, just stand beside "Bernie the Bull". The contact phrase is "It is Winter in Rawalpindi" The response phrase is "Yes , but soon it will be spring in the Kush" :D
 

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