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Re: Fifteen to One

Post by GuyBarry » 10 Apr 2014, 16:19

Iain wrote:
GuyBarry wrote:They're certainly not selecting contestants on the basis of their general knowledge. The first question of the small section I did watch began something like "Which author who died in 1616...?" The answer offered was "Wordsworth".
I'd hardly call that general knowledge, I wouldn't have said Wordsworth and I'd guess Shakespeare, but I don't know.
It was Shakespeare as it happens, but that's not the point. Does anyone seriously believe that Wordsworth was alive in the 17th century? Especially anyone entering a general knowledge quiz?
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Re: Fifteen to One

Post by tubeguru » 10 Apr 2014, 17:15

Iain wrote:I'd guess Shakespeare, but I don't know.
Well at least YOU'D have got it right ...
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Re: Fifteen to One

Post by hopeful traveller » 18 Apr 2014, 17:52

I know it's from the forum's most hated newspaper (a view I do not share), but there's a very interesting piece by William G Stewart in the Mail. The online version is here: ... t-200.html
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