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Re: CHAT: "have a nice day"

From:Robert Hailman <robert@...>
Date:Friday, March 3, 2000, 23:25
John Cowan wrote:
> > Eric Christopherson wrote: > > > I've heard of this show and would love to be able to see it sometime, but > > alas the only Canadian shows we get here are either educational, things that > > air on Home and Gardening Television, an cartoons from the National Film > > Board, and the Kids in the Hall. > > Also some excellent children's programming on the Disney Channel, notably > "DeGrassi Junior High/DeGrassi High". > > > I suppose they probably have to ask a lot of people a question > > though before they get an answer dumb enough to air... I hope so at least! > > Probably about two, on average. > Studies show that when you ask people questions of general knowledge, > about 30% get them wrong. >
That depends on whether you consider knowledge about a foreign country to be general knowlede. A lot of what the people say is very pitiful, in grade 9 geography we watched a video where someone from Arkansas said that Canada should take Walter Cronkite of its flag. If people are THAT misinformed, then when it comes to Canada the 30% figure seems questionable. On "This Hour Has 22 Minutes", they revealed thet George W. Bush doesn't know the name of Canada's Prime Minister. He didn't question when he was told that Canada's Prime Minister Jean Poutine said that he was the man to be President. -- Robert