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colly0410    734

Was having a class quiz in Mr Spungins class: the question was "Name an electrical appliance used in the kitchen?" I answered "gas cooker." The whole class including Mr Spungin fell about laughing, I went bright red & stammered "err; I meant electric cooker" but too late he had to accept my first answer. I wanted the floor to swallow me..

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oldphil    60
30 minutes ago, colly0410 said:

Was having a class quiz in Mr Spungins class: the question was "Name an electrical appliance used in the kitchen?" I answered "gas cooker." The whole class including Mr Spungin fell about laughing, I went bright red & stammered "err; I meant electric cooker" but too late he had to accept my first answer. I wanted the floor to swallow me..

Be grateful that your embarrassment was confined to your class. In the mid sixties "Top of the Form" paid a visit to High Pavement. We all trooped into the main Hall to be part of the audience. One of the questions was "what did they use canaries for in coal mines?" To which the confused boy replied "to pull the wagons?" The quizmaster could only mutter "some canary"

I remember old Mr brown got very shirty with us for the prolonged hysterics we burst into. It made it into the final transmission, so I wonder what his proud parents made of it?

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Brew    455

at least you're not this bad!!  

 

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Jill Sparrow    4,331

I recall going to BBC Radio Nottingham as part of a team from Berridge to participate in a schools' quiz with Geoffrey Wheeler. Can't remember who else went or how we did! This would be around 1968.

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Merthyr Imp    714
5 hours ago, oldphil said:

Be grateful that your embarrassment was confined to your class. In the mid sixties "Top of the Form" paid a visit to High Pavement. We all trooped into the main Hall to be part of the audience. One of the questions was "what did they use canaries for in coal mines?" To which the confused boy replied "to pull the wagons?" The quizmaster could only mutter "some canary"

I remember old Mr brown got very shirty with us for the prolonged hysterics we burst into. It made it into the final transmission, so I wonder what his proud parents made of it?

 

When you say we 'all' were part of the audience that's not correct. We in the lower stream 4th forms were not included and had normal lessons while the recording was taken place. In fact I remember looking out of the Woodwork Room window and seeing Kenneth Horne being escorted by 'Albert' (the headmaster) on the way to the hall.

 

In fact, we supposedly less bright pupils weren't even considered for selection for the quiz team.  Serve them right they lost!  Bah!  But it wasn't very nice on the bus the following morning overhearing people saying how useless the school had been when we'd not been allowed to have any involvement in the event at all.

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oldphil    60

I was lucky - I biked to school, so no comments. Got a sense of deja-vous many years later when my boss left me out of the team for masterteam. they got thrashed. lowest score ever recorded! The boss took stick from around the country - even cornwall!

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