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Where is London? Do they speak English there?

Nov 11th, 2007, 01:21 AM
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Where is London? Do they speak English there?

Found this wonderfully ignorant article online at Yahoo (UK) Sky News.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/200...o-45dbed5.html

He should get out more.


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Nov 11th, 2007, 02:08 AM
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Nov 11th, 2007, 02:13 AM
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I think this is about Channing Crowder:

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/...290248,00.html
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Nov 11th, 2007, 02:14 AM
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Sorry, it was there earlier!!

It reads: From October 26th

Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder has admitted not knowing people speak English in London.

The NFL player might want to check a map before he gets on board a plane for Sunday's prestige game against the New York Giants at Wembley Stadium.

Crowder, who comes from Atlanta in Georgia, may be praised on the field, but confessed geography was not his strong point.

He admitted he did not know until now where London was - or that Londoners spoke English.

"I couldn't find London on a map if they didn't have the names of the countries," he said.

"I swear to God. I don't know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I learned that."

Crowder added: "I know (Washington Redskins linebacker) London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him. That's the closest thing I know to London. He's black, so I know he's not from London. I'm sure that's a coincidental name."

The Miami Dolphins are play the New York Giants at Wembley this Sunday in the first NFL regular-season game to be played outside the United States

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Nov 11th, 2007, 02:41 AM
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Did this guy go to college? Did he finish High School? Or as a jock, was he handed the opportunity to spend four years in college rarely attending classes and majoring in underwater basket weaving?

Just wondering.
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Nov 11th, 2007, 03:12 AM
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Been there, done that:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=35085705
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Nov 11th, 2007, 03:34 AM
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Been away travelling and I couldn't find any thread when I did a search.
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Nov 11th, 2007, 04:31 AM
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He went to UF and played with the Gators..says a lot about our educational system!
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Nov 11th, 2007, 05:02 AM
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OK, having spent a little time as a reporter, I'll explain how this works.

You go to every player on both teams -- about 75 people -- and ask them a question about geography until one of them says something really dumb, maybe in jest. And then you run with that story.

I'm surprised no one asked him if he could name the Queen. Or maybe he got that one right, so there was no story there.
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Nov 11th, 2007, 05:22 AM
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"You go to every player on both teams -- about 75 people -- and ask them a question about geography until one of them says something really dumb, maybe in jest."

Good idea. In most cases I bet it won't be a hard job, out of the 75, you're almost bound to find that "really dumb" one in the first one or two judging by nearly everything I hear uttered by most professional players.
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Nov 11th, 2007, 08:01 AM
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"You go to every player on both teams -- about 75 people -- and ask them a question about geography until one of them says something really dumb, maybe in jest."

Well, you didn't have to go further than Bush about Pakistan so why expect a sportsman to know any more?

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Nov 11th, 2007, 08:59 AM
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Is there any topic in the world that won't have presidential politics brought into it? What a stretch of a connection that one was!
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Nov 11th, 2007, 11:45 AM
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It's not just jocks who are "geographically" challenged...a co-worker asked me "how do they celebrate july 4th in Italy?" At first I thought she was kidding and then I realized she was serious. I was so stunned, I don't remember how I answered her question.
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Nov 11th, 2007, 11:49 AM
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The idea that football players are dumb is one perpetuated by non-football players.

Language skills aren't always an indicator of intelligence.
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Nov 11th, 2007, 11:56 AM
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Um, the guys is actually very intelligent. He was yanking the reporter's chain and everyone fell for it.
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