Dumb Britain

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  1. AlterEgo

    AlterEgo Veteran Member

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    Some people really are daft.

    On the train today the trolley came round - "Would you like any fruit?"

    "Oh no thanks - I don't like fruit. Do you have a banana?"

    Facepalm.

    I know this gets done fairly regularly, but it's only because there's no shortage of new material.

    Fire away!
     
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  3. table38

    table38 Established Member

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    Last week I genuinely heard someone on the train say something along the lines of:

     
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    I think a little part of me just died.....

    Someone asked me the other day what concrete was. Now that doesnt sound bad, but he is a fellow second year student in civil engineering and we have had 4 lectures a week on concrete for the last 7 weeks....
     
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    I had a 3rd year E&EE student as in E&EE That have done 3 units on power systems and power electronics, who genuinely didn't know what a power factor was or how to calculate it, I, a Mechatonics Student who doesn't in any way specialist in power systems had to explain it to them.

    I have loads of these, but thats the only one I can think of at the moment.
     
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    My 16 year old sister asked me what day is Christmas Day! She didn't know it was the 25th December, I thought it was a joke, but she was actually being serious!
     
  7. transportphoto

    transportphoto Established Member Quizmaster

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    I heard this one the other day:

    Phone call to a hotel:

    Customer: "Have you got a gym?"
    Staff: "Err, I don't know, please hold while I go and check"
    "Hello? We don't have a Jim but we have a Julie!"​


    Comical!

    TP
     
  8. Ivo

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    I know a painfully large number of people, both at Uni and elsewhere, who genuinely have no idea where Leeds is :shock:
     
  9. Wyvern

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    Back in the 'sixties, we used to use car batteries to power equipment for trials by the trackside.

    One day this chap came in complaining that he couldn't get any power out of one of them. He pointed out that it still read 7 volts on his Avo meter.

    I had to explain to a bloke who had got two degrees, because one was too easy, all about internal impedance.
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    Tell them its just north of Derby. :p
     
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    Middle aged woman picks up an item in Poundland, then proceeds to ask the passing assistant how much it is. Actually, I have seen that more than once.
     
  11. district

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    I do that just for fun ;)
     
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    Ditto.

    Code:
    Me: How do I get to the station?
    P : Turn left
    M : *turns left*
    P : No, the other left
     
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    Not so stupid given how much in Poundland or the 99p shop doesn't actually cost £1 or 99p respectively. In the past few months I have seen 3 for £2 in Poundland or 40p each/3 for 99p in the 99p store.
     
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    People always used to ask me at school (in Manchester) if Glasgow was in Ireland :roll:
    I was always convinced they were just joking...
     
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    Just had someone's mother think that the age of consent is 18... That changed a loooong time ago (about 8 years)
     
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    Someone at college asked me if there was any way they could enter Wales from England with an out of date passport! :lol:

    They were deadly serious too!
     
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    In Scotland it was 14 for males until last December :o
     
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    I have a load of people who ask how to park their cars in a car park!
     
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    'Bradford that's near Peterborough isn't it' just one of many I've heard.
     
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    Aha, Thats in my notes somewhere, True Power/Apparent power isnt it? which using trig you can express as Cos(theta)

    Ideally you want it to be as close to 1 as possible, and can use capacitor or inductor banks to make theta = 0 (Ie no phase change)


    Is this used any way in rolling stock power systems?
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    I have had a few items in pound shops that arent a quid (usually things that will obviously cost more than that)
     
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    I know it's a cliché, but if I had a penny for every time someone asked me if you needed a passport to travel between England and Scotland...! (I've had one person ask that question having done so only three months earlier! :lol:)
     
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    Whereas it's actually near Bath, as any fool knows.
     
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    I'll give you that ;)

    I was about to post on here for a different reason, but then I saw that! Anyway, some git is playing that "Do they know..." Christmas song nearby. It's 40 days away yet! Turn it off!!!!! <(

    EDIT: Actually, I think it might have just been on the radio somewhere. That's even worse :shock:

    In case you can't guess, for charity or not, I do not like that song!
     
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    [youtube]B_pWTlN15bc[/youtube]

    More or less annoying? :P
     
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    Less annoying on the grounds that it is initially quite amusing :p
     
  26. Clint

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    I used to work in a pub. Occasionally, if the cook was off sick, I would have to write on two big sheets of paper "Sorry, No Food Today" together with the date.

    I would stick one on the gate on the path from the car park to the pub, and one on the pub door.

    I would then watch car after car enter the car park, the people open the gate, walk through the beer garden, stop at the door, look at the second poster they'd come across, open the door and say:

    "Are you doing food today?"
     
  27. Lampshade

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    One of my flatmates in my first year at uni thought you needed a passport to get into Wales :lol:
     
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    I'm not actually that surprised by it, given how many people fly these days and how Ryanair insists on seeing your passport even if you're only flying domestic.

    Had a silly moment and read this one completely wrong. :oops:
     
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    Do they insist on a Passport these days. They used to accept Driving Licences and other Guv'mint issued ID on internal flights
     
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    It wasn't...
     
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    Passport or EU government Identity Card only for Ryanair. No driving license. However, they don't have any UK domestic flights anymore.

    easyJet accept the following for domestic flights:
    A valid passport - an expired passport can be used up to a maximum of two years after expiry
    Valid photographic EU or Swiss national identity card
    Valid photographic driving licence
    Valid armed forces identity card
    Valid police warrant card/badge
    Valid airport employees security identity pass
    A child on parent' s passport is an acceptable form of ID
    CitizenCard
    Valid photographic firearm certificate
    Valid Government-issued identity card
    SMART card - (what is this???)
    Electoral identity card

    No passport needed for Wales and Scotland (yet!). Although, this is a question that people keep asking, which to me shows a lack of understanding about the country.
     
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