Thursday, October 03, 2013

No folk music or incest?

Ask Jeeves has published the results of its online survey asking Brits to name things they had tried once and wouldn't trying again.

FOOD & DRINK
1 Tripe                  - tried it once without knowing what it was and enjoyed it
2 Marmite            - what's not to like?
3 Whisky             -  drank a bottle in November 1974, never again
4 Liver                 -  see Marmite
5 Gin                    - Never tempted
6 Cigarettes          - see Gin 
7 Octopus             - prefer Squid
8 Rabbit               - see Marmite
9 Real ale             - see Marmite
10 Irn Bru            - it's made of real girders apparently, fairly drinkable

PLACES
1 Little Chef         -  compulsory on trips to football back in the 1990's
2 Blackpool          -  never been
3 Holiday camp    -  done it once I don't need to do it again
4 Primark             -   browsed but never tempted to go back
5 McDonald’s      -   haven't been to one in the U.K for about five years
6 UK theme park  -  never been to one in the U.K
7 France                -  see Marmite etc
8 Football ground -  who were the respondents to this survey?
9 London              -  going back soon
10 Glasgow          -  like visiting the Wild West, great people though

HOBBIES
1 Roller-skates          - never had the urge
2 Golf                        - loved golf until a back injury cut short my long walks
3 Karaoke                  - never tried it
4 Jogging                   - see Golf
5 Camping                 - did it when in my teens but prefer hotels these days 
6 Queuing for sales   - never wanted anything that badly
7 Sailing                    - never tried it
8 Gym                       - a good way to pass some free time
9 Cubs/Brownies etc - went once aged seven
10 Hitchhiking           - did it as a teenager - see camping

8 comments:

Span Ows said...

This looks fun but shows how very different I am from the Jeeves's respondents, unluckily for you there's a fair bit of overlap with me
:-)

Think I will copy, paste and link!

Paul said...

Well being different from Jeeves respondents and being similar to me can't be a bad thing can it?

Feel free to link and thanks.

Span Ows said...

Part one over at my place; rest as follows:
PLACES
1 Little Chef - been to loads, always OK, great breakfasts in the 80s; probably victim of its own popularity (having to wait ages)
2 Blackpool - never been
3 Holiday camp - done it once with school mates in 1977 (or '78?)
4 Primark - same, browsed but never tempted to go back
5 McDonald’s - they are lying!
6 UK theme park - OK for taking children
7 France - see Marmite etc
8 Football ground - who were the respondents to this survey?
9 London - greta; going back soon
10 Glasgow - never been

HOBBIES
1 Roller-skates - a bit when younger, preferred ice hockey!
2 Golf - like the scenery
3 Karaoke - never tried it
4 Jogging - never tired it (forced route marches, sprint sets, rugby training 'running' are another matter)
5 Camping - they should try it, brilliant fun.
6 Queuing for sales - never wanted anything that badly
7 Sailing - nearly drowned in teh Orinoco and enjoyed lunch in the Solent
8 Gym - depends what you do there
9 Cubs/Brownies etc - did teh whole thing: cubs, scouts, venture scouts: woudl recommend it.
10 Hitchhiking - as a squaddie

Paul said...

Thanks for the link Span. Love the idea that being a squaddie doing all that training is similar to jogging.

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