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"Whats a Spitfire?"

#1
Being a bit of a sad geek I shoved my head out of the door today when I heard a Merlin engine. Passing overhead was a Spitfire.

In the front room of the house were three boys aged between 9 and 11 years old.

When I mentioned to my son that a Spitfire had just flown over the house his 10 year old friend said, "What's a Spitfire?"


Is the boy gay for not knowing what a Spitfire is or perhaps he is an Islamist terrorist plant who has just failed his citizenship test?

Should I have asked him to explain the offside rule then killed him with a sharpened desert spoon if he got it wrong?
 
#5
Someone else posted pretty much the exact thread a few months back. Who cares if he doesn't know what Spitfire is, the lad may not be a real ale fan, and prefer lager.

Burn this dull thread.
 
#7
On Trafalger Day. I was telling my children about Nelson. They looked puzzled. "I didn't know Nelson was a sailor, Dad" The only Nelson they had been taught about was Nelson Mandela, FFS. They know better now!
 
#8
Ispeakcrabandpongo said:
Whats even worse is when they say, 'who is Churchill?' As a history teacher and mil history buff I am greatly saddened.
What about the joy when they say "oh, you mean that dog on that advert?"
 
#9
Comes from our "Guardian Reading" twonks in the Department of Children, Schools and Families who are too scared to admit that we were once a proud nation with a history and not wanting to offend other countries, considering we gave most of them a sound thrashing, there are a few exceptions of course......

They don't teach our children ANYTHING that may give us a sense of pride or proves that we stand out from the other nations of the world!

Battle of Britain/El Alamein/Trafalgar/Waterloo/Agincourt.....

Never likely to hear ANY of those names in a school today or any time in the near future...

It's a result of combined "Dumbing Down" and the "Nanny State"


BAS*ARDS!!!!!!
 
#10
Blue/GreenJob said:
Comes from our "Guardian Reading" twonks in the Department of Children, Schools and Families who are too scared to admit that we were once a proud nation with a history and not wanting to offend other countries, considering we gave most of them a sound thrashing, there are a few exceptions of course......

They don't teach our children ANYTHING that may give us a sense of pride or proves that we stand out from the other nations of the world!

Battle of Britain/El Alamein/Trafalgar/Waterloo/Agincourt.....

Never likely to hear ANY of those names in a school today or any time in the near future...

It's a result of combined "Dumbing Down" and the "Nanny State"


BAS*ARDS!!!!!!
Did you actually use the word "twonk" there???!!
 
#12
I myself am shocked by the number of people (civvys) who've said to me "But Afghanistan isn't a real war, right?" :roll:

Also, the person in my family who didn't know who Osama Bin Laden was.
 
#13
smudge67 said:
Did you actually use the word "twonk" there???!!
Yep, purely for the fact that if I said it exactly like I meant it would have been 20 pages long and full of the word Cnut and Wnaker and suchlike....and it wouldn't have stopped.....
 
#14
Blue/GreenJob said:
smudge67 said:
Did you actually use the word "twonk" there???!!
Yep, purely for the fact that if I said it exactly like I meant it would have been 20 pages long and full of the word Cnut and Wnaker and suchlike....and it wouldn't have stopped.....
Well if you think that that's a fair excuse to use the word "twonk", then you crack on ;)
 
#15
smudge67 said:
Blue/GreenJob said:
smudge67 said:
Did you actually use the word "twonk" there???!!
Yep, purely for the fact that if I said it exactly like I meant it would have been 20 pages long and full of the word Cnut and Wnaker and suchlike....and it wouldn't have stopped.....
Well if you think that that's a fair excuse to use the word "twonk", then you crack on ;)
Haven't got the time to state all that's wrong with this poor bloody country, it'd take ages and i'm about to go for a well earned pint after finishing a sheaf of Arrows..... :wink:
 
#18
You mean one of these???



Gee my 8 year old grand-daughter can even identify the difference between the MK 9 and Mk XIV!

And she knows a Hurricane is not just a bit of wind!

However, that's from mixing with me! Schools are so lacking nowadays!
 
#20
Furryturd said:
Should I have asked him to explain the ofside rule then killed him with a sharpened desert spoon if he got it wrong?
What if he's not a football fan?
I'm sure there are a few 10 year old boys who prefer rugby, or cricket, or flipping indoor bowls (why?). although I doubt there are many 10 year old tennis fans, as the sport in itself is boring, and their not quite old enough to admire the "other aspects" of womens tennis.
 

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