Boris or Philip - Who Said/Did It?

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Boris or Philip - Who Said/Did It?

Post by hopeful traveller » 13 Jul 2016, 23:57

In light of Boris Johnson's appointment as foreign secretary and people tonight on Twitter getting some of his gaffes mixed up with Prince Philip's, let's have a quiz.

Do not use Google at any point; this is just a bit of fun.

This is also going on the c4countdown forums.

Please PM your answers and name to me by Wednesday 20 June 2016, 23:59 BST.

Who said or did the following, Boris Johnson or Prince Philip?

1 - (upon hearing Madonna was doing the theme for "Die Another Day") "Are we going to need earplugs?"
2 - (on the British embassy in Berlin) "It's a vast waste of space."
3 - "Cats kill far more birds than men. Why don't [we] have a slogan: "Kill a cat and save a bird?""
4 - "The only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump."
5 - "I'd like to go to Russia very much - although the bastards murdered half my family."
6 - "[The Queen] has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies."
7 - "I thought it was against the law for a woman to solicit."
8 - (on the Garden Bridge) "I don't quite know what the point of this thing is."
9 - "If we could just stop the tourism [in London], we could stop the congestion."
10 - "The French don’t know how to cook breakfast."
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Re: Boris or Philip - Who Said/Did It?

Post by Tube Geek » 14 Jul 2016, 06:52

Is it 5 Boris and 5 Philip or not? If not, then I won't do very well! Also, don't you mean 20th July?

EDIT: Actually, that doesn't matter, as I have my answers any way.
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Re: Boris or Philip - Who Said/Did It?

Post by Tube Geek » 21 Jul 2016, 06:37

What are the results of this?
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Re: Boris or Philip - Who Said/Did It?

Post by hopeful traveller » 23 Jul 2016, 00:43

Tube Geek wrote:What are the results of this?
All right, all right, don't get your knickers in a twist...

The correct answers were as follows:

1 - (upon hearing Madonna was doing the theme for "Die Another Day") "Are we going to need earplugs?" - Philip
2 - (on the British embassy in Berlin) "It's a vast waste of space." - Philip
3 - "Cats kill far more birds than men. Why don't [we] have a slogan: "Kill a cat and save a bird?"" - Philip
4 - "The only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump." - Boris
5 - "I'd like to go to Russia very much - although the bastards murdered half my family." - Philip
6 - "[The Queen] has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies." - Boris
7 - "I thought it was against the law for a woman to solicit." - Philip
8 - (on the Garden Bridge) "I don't quite know what the point of this thing is." - Boris
9 - "If we could just stop the tourism [in London], we could stop the congestion." - Philip
10 - "The French don’t know how to cook breakfast." - Philip

The winner came from this forum and was a tie between A Challenge and Tube Geek, with 4/10.
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Re: Boris or Philip - Who Said/Did It?

Post by Tube Geek » 23 Jul 2016, 06:54

In short, no one did very well!
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Re: Boris or Philip - Who Said/Did It?

Post by A Challenge » 25 Jul 2016, 16:39

I like the comment on the c4countdown forum saying that we did worse than random!

Could we have a breakdown of who scored what of the entrants from both forums please?
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Re: Boris or Philip - Who Said/Did It?

Post by Tube Geek » 25 Jul 2016, 19:39

Yes, I would like to know which of us got which right!

Also, i am registering with the c4coutdown forum so i can brag about my win on there!
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