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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 5th Jan 18, 6:07 PM
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    Egypt !!! That isn't in Africa.
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    • 5th Jan 18, 6:07 PM
    Egypt !!! That isn't in Africa. 5th Jan 18 at 6:07 PM
    If people are ignorant, wouldn't you think they'd learn to keep their mouths shut.
    Something that was believed to be started as a joke, but some users of social media are taking seriously.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42570861
    A discussion is taking place on social media over whether an Egyptian football player should have been named the African Player of the Year 2017.

    I was just trying to think of anywhere else people may not know ?
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Jan 18, 8:08 AM
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    Pyxis
    There’s one in West Berkshire too.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    Good job Argentina didn't pick the wrong one on their Satnavs, all those years ago.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 7th Jan 18, 8:46 AM
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    There’s one in West Berkshire too.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    It's just up the road from me!

    I have never thought about it in that way before, probably because the Falkland Islands are known as "The Falklands" and the area here is just called "Falkland". My brain never made the connection (no surprise there )

    Mind you, I was living here for about 5 years before I realised Hungerford was in the area And AWE Aldermaston...and The Greenham Womens Peace Camp!
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Jan 18, 9:14 AM
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    Pyxis
    I was well into mature adulthood when I discovered that Timbuktu is a real place.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 7th Jan 18, 9:50 AM
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    Gloomendoom
    It's just up the road from me!
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    I used to live there. My mum still does.
    Advice; it rhymes with mice. Advise; it rhymes with wise.
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 7th Jan 18, 9:52 AM
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    I used to live there. My mum still does.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    Oh wow, small world!
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 7th Jan 18, 10:50 AM
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    And how many people do you know, when they heard that the Falklands had been invaded, asked ........... What do Argentina want with Scotland.
    Originally posted by SamsReturn
    Were there really people that thought that? I thought it was just something Sue Townsend made up in 'The secret diary of Adrian Mole'
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    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 7th Jan 18, 7:16 PM
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    Spendless
    Were there really people that thought that? I thought it was just something Sue Townsend made up in 'The secret diary of Adrian Mole'
    Originally posted by onomatopoeia99
    Yes, they were. I worked with someone who said that exact thing 'I thought it was near Scotland, and wondered why it took so long to get there'. This was a few years after the event though the conversation took place.
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 8th Jan 18, 2:13 PM
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    onlyroz
    Where exactly is East Angula again?
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 8th Jan 18, 8:34 PM
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    I was well into mature adulthood when I discovered that Timbuktu is a real place.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    My mother probably still insists that it's made up, as she refused to admit she was wrong after ripping the wotsits out of me for months about how stupid I was to think it was real, practically hysterical with laughter when I said it had a university hundreds of years ago (I must have been about 9 at the time and read about it or told by a teacher).



    I've just realised - she'd mock me in front of all her friends, people in the street, the bloke in the Post Office - and none of them corrected her, they just let her carry on making a fool of herself.

    I wonder if they knew?
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
    Originally posted by colinw
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