23 September 2010

Pidgin English

On Tuesday night I was watching QI hosted by Stephen Fry.  QI is a quiz show with a difference.  First of all, it has a very catchy reggae signature tune and secondly it has a panel of four who are nuts.  The idea of QI is that the panel are asked a question, something like "Why don't pigeons like the movies?"  The panel can be right or wrong but they must never be boring, hence QI - Quite Interesting.


At the end of this week's show Stephen gave us a piece of useless but quite interesting information.  According to him, and who knows how he found out, but during an eclipse of the sun some years ago, an Australian Aborigine, when asked about the eclipse, replied, "Kerosene lamp belong Jesus gone buggerup."


Now, I quite liked that and before I went to bed last night, posted the definition on Facebook.  No explanation, just that.  This morning I had three comments.  One from my daughter (whom you may know as Flossy) who asked if I had been drinking again (charming), another from Liz (Finding Life Hard ) who said it made perfect sense to her and third comment from my grandson in Holland who replied with a comment which was worse than the pidgin English.


So, out of those three, one knew what I was talking about...which goes to prove that 1 out of 3 people is as warped as I am.


And the reason why pigeons don't like the movies?  Disregarding the weird and wacky answers the panel came up with, apparently they see movement a lot faster than we do.  As one panel member commented, "Going to a movie for a pigeon would be like watching a slide show".

13 comments:

Walker said...

I thought pigeons don`t like movies because the actors sit on all the stools

Liz said...

I remember that episode. At the time I thought, 'Does that mean it takes them three hours to watch a one hour film?' I still don't understand ...

You'll know what I mean being of like mind!

Gattina said...

I think that's too difficult for me, I didn't understand, lol ! My QI (the other one) is frozen.

Margaret Cloud said...

I never heard of this show but it sounds wacky. Thank you for coming by. Have a nice weekend.

Charles Bjørnsen Ravndal said...

That sounds a bit whack! Reminds me of my mother, who told me that God takes a pee every time it rains when I was still a child.

So before, every time it rains, I always say eeww. lol

Tinsie said...

I hate to say this, but I'm with the daughter on this one :-O

Alice said...

Now I have this weird vision of a cinema full of pigeons sitting on the backs of the chairs, watching the movie, and some of them yawning with boredom.

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Hi hi, what a show, must be many funny moments - and what an interesting test you did. Very different answers.

Mountain Mama said...

I like the eclipse explanation. How cute!

Tamara said...

haha! I've never seen that series here in Texas...Sounds like something I'd like 2 watch...when I get spare time,that is.I barely have computer time ,muchless TV time...BUT...I MAKE time 4 what I wanna do,even at the expense of the laundry,etc...hahah

Lee said...

I watch "QI", too, Robyn and thoroughly enjoy it...it's inanely insane! :)

Love your pic up above!

Gattina said...

I wonder if you are still alive ? It's such a long time I haven't heard from you and your blog is untouched since September !
I am becoming a grandma on wednesday ! We are going to Amsterdam on Thursday to see the little Prince ! It's the first time, so I have some mixed feelings, lol !

Gledwood said...

Well I don't think you've been bloody drinking and it makes perfect sense to me. Of course we get QI here every week...

... I'm off the Heroin. Been off a good 10 days. Nearly 2 weeks (not counting days, me. Surely if you're doing "one day at a time" the way you're supposed to, the number of days done is immaterial..?

I came off, on Methadone, Went crazy (it's all there chez moi) and I'm a bit less crazy now. Depressed. (What's new?!) But OK.

Thanks for staying in touch through all those years of Haze. I look back and am surprised I could even tie my shoelaces... ukh. Yeah, such good memories, yeah...

Please write post something. No new posts since September!! You still back at your old jobbie? You said you really liked it. I hope all's still going well. All the best

XX