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Listen in, listen Ian!

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Blogcember 10 [Dec. 10th, 2014|04:42 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!

So I'm just watching yesterday's Pointless1, and the question is "Football teams who have played in the Scottish Premier League". Someone has just said "Glasgow". Now, I follow football so it's obvious to me that this is wrong, but am I being harsh in expecting that just existing and vaguely paying attention to what's going on around you should allow you to absorb the name of at least one Scottish football team?

So, another poll. I'm not trying to look for clever answers here, I'd rather you gave an obvious correct answer than a wrong one.

Name a football team who have played in the Scottish Premier league

Ooh, it's the next round now, and the category is "Radio 4 programmes". I suspect my readers here would probably do okay on that one.

1In case you don't know, Pointless is a bit like Family Fortunes in reverse - they ask 100 people to give as many answers as possible to the question, and the contestants have to predict the correct answer that the fewest people gave, ideally a correct answer that none of the 100 people gave.

[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2014-12-10 08:11 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I'm unconvinced. I feel about ballet the same way you feel about football, yet I can still say Darcey Bussell.
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[User Picture]From: shermarama
2014-12-10 08:28 pm (UTC)
Being able to name Darcey Bussell is like being able to name Man U, as in the single biggest headline thing that even if you know nothing you know that, and my whole point is that the Scottish teams aren't the headlines, they're 'and now in the SPL', somewhere behind Plymouth Argyle vs. Accrington Stanley. I'd offer you a comparison in the form of a ballet dancer who's very important in a particular sub-field of ballet without being the single biggest headline name, but I can't name you any others either, which I believe proves my point.
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