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Old 12-10-2008, 04:44 PM   #16
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Alan you are a CHEATER!

Here are my answers:

1. how do you pronounce military?
a) mill-a-tear-ee
b) mill-a-tree
c) mili-tree

2. how do you pronounce tomato?
a) toe-maw-toe
b) toe-may-toe
c) ta-maw-toe

3. who is entitled to a standard british passport?
a) citizens of great britain + northern ireland
b) citizens of great britain + northern ireland + dependencies
c) noone is entitled to a british passport
d) Alan Jamison, please send him over the pond for good.
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:56 PM   #17
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:57 PM   #18
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:10 PM   #19
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Em, MissVelvetDress, is nawt fecking "ta-maw-toe." We say toe-maw-toe!
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1. how do you pronounce military?
c) mili-tree

2. how do you pronounce tomato?
to-maw-toe

3. who is entitled to a standard british passport?
c) noone is entitled to a british passport

4. prior to the introduction of passports, 'safe conduct' documents, usually notes signed by the monarch, were issued to foreigners as well as english subjects in medieval times. what language were they printed in between 1772 and 1858?
d) dans all tres!

5. what is the title of the minister who oversees finances for the united kingdom?
c) chancellor of the exchequer

6. mp david miliband, representing south shields, currently holds this position in gordon brown's labour cabinet:
b) secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs


7. what dating method does the british government, as well as british society at large use?
b) dd/mm/yy


8. queen elizabeth II supports which premier league football club?
b) chelsea


9. the mercury prize is awarded annually:
a) for the best album from the united kingdom or ireland


10. english is the official language of the united kingdom. which regional language is not recognised?
a) cornish


11. which is england's third largest city?
Depends what you mean by 'largest' because Birmingham is the second largest in terms of important but probably not physical size... so. I Don't know. Manchester?

12. in what year did britain grant canada, australia and new zealand full foreign independence?
1066.

13. what does the OBE represent?
c) the order of the british empire

14. how does one pronounce "status" in posh english?
b) sta-tis


15. which of the following british celebrities grew up in south london, and possesses a most unfortunate "sarf landun" accent?
b) amy winehouse


16. the engish national team of this sport have returned to india to play:
c) cricket

17. companies (corporations such as barclays, vodafone, etc.) and bands such as radiohead and massive attack can be discussed using different grammatical methods than those practised in certain other english speaking countries. which sentence is most likely to be heard in britain:
d) haven't a bloody clue what this question is supposed to mean!

18. which of the following samples are british political parties who currently hold seats in parliament?
a) labour, liberal-democrats, tories, scottish national party,


19. which british-based bank was nationalised and rescued from ruin by the bank of england nearly a year ago?
c) northern rock

20. which of the following samples are not exclusively british daily newspapers?
b) the guardian, the globe and mail, the daily mail, the telegraph


...how did I do?!
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I really can't be bothered to do this.
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:33 PM   #22
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Ah, but if you were English you could be We English are well known for our perseverance and ability to do thankless, menial things.
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1. how do you pronounce military?
a) mill-a-tear-ee
b) mill-a-tree
c) mili-tree

2. how do you pronounce tomato?
a) toe-maw-toe
b) toe-may-toe
c) ta-maw-toe

3. who is entitled to a standard british passport?
a) citizens of great britain + northern ireland
b) citizens of great britain + northern ireland + dependencies
c) noone is entitled to a british passport

4. prior to the introduction of passports, 'safe conduct' documents, usually notes signed by the monarch, were issued to foreigners as well as english subjects in medieval times. what language were they printed in between 1772 and 1858?
a) english
b) latin
c) french

5. what is the title of the minister who oversees finances for the united kingdom?
a) minister of finance
b) chancellor
c) chancellor of the exchequer

6. mp david miliband, representing south shields, currently holds this position in gordon brown's labour cabinet:
a) foreign minister
b) secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs
c) environment secretary

7. what dating method does the british government, as well as british society at large use?
a) mm/dd/yy
b) dd/mm/yy
c) yy/mm/dd

8. queen elizabeth II supports which premier league football club?
a) arsenal
b) chelsea
c) tottenham

9. the mercury prize is awarded annually:
a) for the best album from the united kingdom or ireland
b) to those who've demonstrated extraordinary courage in the face of danger
c) to scientists and their respective organisations who have demonstrated a leading role in discovering effective methods to combat climate change

10. english is the official language of the united kingdom. which regional language is not recognised?
a) cornish
b) gaelic
c) french

11. which is england's third largest city?
a) liverpool
b) birmingham
c) leeds

12. in what year did britain grant canada, australia and new zealand full foreign independence?
a) 1931
b) 1956
c) 1964

13. what does the OBE represent?
a) the order of the best in excellence
b) the order of british excellence
c) the order of the british empire

14. how does one pronounce "status" in posh english?
a) stay-tuss
b) sta-tis
c) stat-ts

15. which of the following british celebrities grew up in south london, and possesses a most unfortunate "sarf landun" accent?
a) ricky gervais
b) amy whinehouse
c) chris martin

16. the engish national team of this sport have returned to india to play:
a) football
b) rugby
c) cricket

17. companies (corporations such as barclays, vodafone, etc.) and bands such as radiohead and massive attack can be discussed using different grammatical methods than those practised in certain other english speaking countries. which sentence is most likely to be heard in britain:

a) vodafone is a company on the rebound.
b) vodafone are a company on the rebound.
c) neither.

18. which of the following samples are british political parties who currently hold seats in parliament?
a) labour, liberal-democrats, tories, scottish national party,
b) labour, tories, christian-democrats, british national party
c) labour, tories, new democrats, green party, liberal party

19. which british-based bank was nationalised and rescued from ruin by the bank of england nearly a year ago?
a) barclays
b) lloyds tsb
c) northern rock

20. which of the following samples are not exclusively british daily newspapers?
a) the guardian, the times, the independent, the sun
b) the guardian, the globe and mail, the daily mail, the telegraph
c) the guardian, the sun, the observer, the times
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:53 PM   #24
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I answered the survey at another forum, but just for the record, all the questions are trick questions.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:24 PM   #25
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lol this is funny
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:49 PM   #26
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lol this is funny
Indeed. Zoomerang96 is a great humourist. One of our finest.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:06 AM   #27
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here are the answers, folks. as kieran suggested, many were trick questions.

1. how do you pronounce military?
a) mill-a-tear-ee
b) mill-a-tree
c) mili-tree

i should have made this one clearer but i wanted to screw jamison up easier... the correct answer is b. c is close, but the sound i was trying to make is similar to mili in mili vanilli or however you spell that particular pop ensemble.

2. how do you pronounce tomato?
a) toe-maw-toe
b) toe-may-toe
c) ta-maw-toe

a or c would be acceptable.

3. who is entitled to a standard british passport?
a) citizens of great britain + northern ireland
b) citizens of great britain + northern ireland + dependencies
c) noone is entitled to a british passport

this is a trick question. noone is entitled to any passport, let alone british. one has to apply for it. kudos to those who got this one right.

4. prior to the introduction of passports, 'safe conduct' documents, usually notes signed by the monarch, were issued to foreigners as well as english subjects in medieval times. what language were they printed in between 1772 and 1858?
a) english
b) latin
c) french

the answer is french, believe it or not.

5. what is the title of the minister who oversees finances for the united kingdom?
a) minister of finance
b) chancellor
c) chancellor of the exchequer

current chancellor alistair darling was pm gordon brown's successor to the post.

6. mp david miliband, representing south shields, currently holds this position in gordon brown's labour cabinet:
a) foreign minister
b) secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs
c) environment secretary

there is no "foreign minister" title. miliband was previously environment secretary, and believed to harbour leadership asperations.

7. what dating method does the british government, as well as british society at large use?
a) mm/dd/yy
b) dd/mm/yy
c) yy/mm/dd

today is 16 december 2008. though many websites such as the guardian and the times would, for example write december 16 2008, all would enter the date numberically as 16.12.08 (or substitute the decimals with /).

8. queen elizabeth II supports which premier league football club?
a) arsenal
b) chelsea
c) tottenham

she has been cited as saying she favours this particular north london side.

9. the mercury prize is awarded annually:
a) for the best album from the united kingdom or ireland
b) to those who've demonstrated extraordinary courage in the face of danger
c) to scientists and their respective organisations who have demonstrated a leading role in discovering effective methods to combat climate change

this particular award was dismissed as being pointless by murdoc of the gorillaz a number of years ago, and not too surprisingly has seen all damon albarn related projects go by unnoticed.

10. english is the official language of the united kingdom. which regional language is not recognised?
a) cornish
b) gaelic
c) french

this was an easy one, i suppose.

11. which is england's third largest city?
a) liverpool
b) birmingham
c) leeds

third largest city in england, fourth largest in the united kingdom one below glasgow.

12. in what year did britain grant canada, australia and new zealand full foreign independence?
a) 1931
b) 1956
c) 1964

13. what does the OBE represent?
a) the order of the best in excellence
b) the order of british excellence
c) the order of the british empire

14. how does one pronounce "status" in posh english?
a) stay-tuss
b) sta-tis
c) stat-ts

another trick question, and by no means definite... perhaps stay-tis would be the best choice.

15. which of the following british celebrities grew up in south london, and possesses a most unfortunate "sarf landun" accent?
a) ricky gervais
b) amy whinehouse
c) chris martin

this is my partner's fault. really, this one has no right answer... though amy does possess the worst of all english accents.

16. the engish national team of this sport have returned to india to play:
a) football
b) rugby
c) cricket

17. companies (corporations such as barclays, vodafone, etc.) and bands such as radiohead and massive attack can be discussed using different grammatical methods than those practised in certain other english speaking countries. which sentence is most likely to be heard in britain:

a) vodafone is a company on the rebound.
b) vodafone are a company on the rebound.
c) neither.

i have no idea why i picked "on the rebound" to end this sentence. you wouldnt hear that on the street.

18. which of the following samples are british political parties who currently hold seats in parliament?
a) labour, liberal-democrats, tories, scottish national party,
b) labour, tories, christian-democrats, british national party
c) labour, tories, new democrats, green party, liberal party

19. which british-based bank was nationalised and rescued from ruin by the bank of england nearly a year ago?
a) barclays
b) lloyds tsb
c) northern rock

20. which of the following samples are not exclusively british daily newspapers?
a) the guardian, the times, the independent, the sun
b) the guardian, the globe and mail, the daily mail, the telegraph
c) the guardian, the sun, the observer, the times[/QUOTE]

the globe and mail is a canadian daily paper. a good one too, at that. after making this pole, i noticed another mistake i made, and i should apologise for that as well... the observer is not a "daily" paper per se.

so there you have it.

alan jamison, you are not english.
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2 C sounds more American!
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toe-may-toe, i believe is more american.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:18 AM   #30
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see 2 A - yes, I agree, very British
2 B is American
actually, 2 C is close to Norn Irish, no English would say ta-mat. we would say 'givs a tamatie'

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