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(Guardian)   You can become a British citizen as long as you can answer this simple question. What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?   ( divider line
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2013-01-27 10:54:25 AM  
8 votes:
African or european?
2013-01-27 06:19:41 PM  
6 votes:

letrole: Monty Python is not funny.

I see..Do you want the full argument,or were you thinking of taking a course?
2013-01-27 02:03:08 PM  
4 votes:
The main thing I remember about a visit to the UK is a sign in a park that read, "Please don't worry the waterfowl."

Up to that point I was planning to ask the waterfowl if they had saved up enough for retirement, but then I refrained.
2013-01-27 11:02:35 AM  
3 votes:
It should ask them if they know how to cook anything other than sausages or canned food.

"You can?  Come on in!  Don't worry about that Hadrian's Wall nonsense."
2013-01-28 08:17:49 PM  
2 votes:

Bondith: How does Right of Abode work?

They let you use the reader as long as you install the crappy auto-updater.
2013-01-27 02:09:05 PM  
2 votes:
our national love of gardening and garden design and work produced by influential architects including Christopher Wren and Norman Foster."

Who designed the giant dildo as seen in this picture?

Correct answer: Jimmy Saville
2013-01-27 01:49:54 PM  
2 votes:
Faster than the Speed of Love...?
2013-01-27 11:48:25 AM  
2 votes:
I used to periodically ask that as a bonus question on tests. Sadly very few people knew the answer.
2013-01-27 03:44:20 PM  
1 vote:
Boy, you could sure clean the country out fast if you required native-born British subjects to know who the Hell Clement Atlee was and what he did.

Questioner: Who was Clement Atlee?

I believe he was a minor British Prime Minister and politician.

Questioner: What did he accomplish?

No one knows. But as far as I can discover, absolutely nothing.

Questioner: Welcome to Britain! You are obviously a Russian spy since no British person would know or care a fig about Clement Atlee, so we're assigning you to Cambridge University as a Instructor in the Faculty of Arts, to teach Political Science. Here's a free sub to The Guardian to help you keep up on current events and a sub to the Times Educatiional Supplement to find out more about the remarkably unremarkable career of Clement Atlee. With sufficient research grant monies, we may be able to answer the many questions which remain unanswered Clement Atlee, such as "Who the Hell was Clement Atlee?" and "Why the Fork should I care?"
2013-01-27 02:53:15 PM  
1 vote:

Huck And Molly Ziegler: FloydA: BURMA!

Why did you say "Burma"?

I panicked.
2013-01-27 02:10:43 PM  
1 vote:
New citizenship test will quiz people on all aspects of British life including comedy, music, history and science

If they didn't put in the comedy and music questions, only an immigrant could actually pass.
2013-01-27 02:03:54 PM  
1 vote:
CSB time:

I had an 8 hour layover at LHR so I decided to go see the sights. While passing through the metal detector I jumped through it in a dramatic fashion. It beeped and the TSA-equivalent drone asked me to go through again. It didn't go off and he said, "it must have been the silly hop", to which I replied, "is this the ministry of silly hops"? Apparently Monty Python wasn't a hit in whatever Caribbean island he was originally from.
2013-01-27 02:00:48 PM  
1 vote:
On the old Il2 Sturmovik forums, some wag put this up. Where aviation nerds and Monty Python buffs crossover.
It was named the Schwalbe.
2013-01-27 11:14:51 AM  
1 vote:
Where I come from , a laden swallow. She spits.
2013-01-27 11:05:44 AM  
1 vote:
Up to 150 MPH

/in a hurricane
2013-01-27 10:59:48 AM  
1 vote:
Oh, bloody hell! They asked me what the capital of Assyria was.
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