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British - Stupidest nation in Europe


bullfrog 6 | 602
14 Sep 2012 #31
Maritime borders are still borders - he didn't say "land border", but borders.

Pedantic, I know ;)

Here is something even more pedantic..Territorial waters extend for about 22 km from the shore line of each country.. So given that the Baltic is wider than 44 km, Poland and Denmark (or Sweden) don't technically have a common border since there are separated by international waters..
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
14 Sep 2012 #32
Isn't the territorial limit extended to 200nm these days?

(okay, I googled it, and I'm none the wiser... it seems that territorial waters still stick to the 12nm limit, but there's such a thing as exclusive economic zones which extend to 200nm. So - do they have a border or not?)
TheOther 6 | 3,692
14 Sep 2012 #33
Isn't the territorial limit extended to 200nm these days?

Yes, but only in open oceans, as far as I know. You can't do that in the Baltic Sea or the Black Sea for example, or you would automatically end up with border disputes.
Harry
14 Sep 2012 #34
Oops! Of course I actually meant to say that Poland has two entirely separate borders with the Czech Republic, or Slovakia, or perhaps with both of those two states.
PennBoy 76 | 2,436
14 Sep 2012 #35
most stupidest.

Hudson is it? First stop hiding like a little c**t and register, then learn how to speak English if you wanna troll the internet.
pip 10 | 1,659
14 Sep 2012 #36
Once again deflecting the issue..

Stupidest is a word

oh dear, you really don't know.
4 eigner 2 | 831
14 Sep 2012 #37
the goverment should carry out an IQ exam

and why is that so important?
OP hudsonhicks 21 | 346
14 Sep 2012 #38
I'm Stupid!!!

I hope all you Poles out there have a good night tonight in your Polski Pubs and Polski Clubs
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
14 Sep 2012 #39
Yes, I'm sure Poles will have a great time in Poland in Polish pubs and clubs. Meanwhile, you'll be on PF ranting away.
pip 10 | 1,659
14 Sep 2012 #40
I'm Stupid!!!

I hope all you Poles out there have a good night tonight in your Polski Pubs and Polski Clubs

ok- just to let you know. "most stupidest" is wrong. Stupidest by itself is fine. Or most stupid. never most stupidest. basic grammar.
ShawnH 8 | 1,507
14 Sep 2012 #41
Just another colonial here, but, when we read the title "British - Stupidest nation in Europe".... Is "British" the nation or is "Britain" the nation?
isthatu2 4 | 2,702
14 Sep 2012 #42
Is "British" the nation or is "Britain" the nation?

Both,sometimes.
The British nation
the nation of Britain
the title should have started with a *the*;
The British stupidist nation in Europe
gets it closer,but
The British stupidist nationality in Europe would have been better.
But what do I know, Im British, my carer writes on here for me.....

EDIT>>>> WTF!!!! Why is my post in bold blood red???
This new format sucks dogs danglies
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,872
14 Sep 2012 #43
or perhaps....do British people inhabit the stupidest nation in Europe?
but then, how can a political concept be stupid?
How about.....
'Are Brits thick?'
pawian 197 | 19,827
14 Sep 2012 #44
I'll be honest now - i don't know how many pints of blood,

It is due to British education system. Your law allows Brit youth leave school at 16. Most European nations` requirement, including Poland, is 19.

3 years of schooling at this age is a substantial difference.

That is why Polish emigrants come to Great Britain to aid it with their knowledge.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,872
15 Sep 2012 #45
i was going to answer that but I can't be arsed.
legend 3 | 664
15 Sep 2012 #46
Britain stupidest nation in Europe?
Yes
Zibi - | 336
15 Sep 2012 #47
Can someone, who has read at least British History 101+ close this thread, please?
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
15 Sep 2012 #48
It is due to British education system. Your law allows Brit youth leave school at 16.

Hmm. Do they want dispose them asap?

I don't really care if they are stupid or not. More they are stupid it's better for me.
As an electrician I can even offer a BRP - Bulb Replace Program (training included)
and 24h a day emergency service.

They have brand-new, shiny and modern submarine but I'm curious why they don't care about their houses?
pip 10 | 1,659
15 Sep 2012 #49
Just another colonial here, but, when we read the title "British - Stupidest nation in Europe".... Is "British" the nation or is "Britain" the nation?

I am just from the colonies- I don't know. I am also confused by a person being called a Britain- I have heard it used when talking about a group- for example, a group of britains --maybe I am wrong on that.

My Nana just used to say she was English- so much easier.
kaz200972 2 | 229
15 Sep 2012 #50
The publication the article comes from is a bit of a 'rag', so why worry what it says. The British education system is in need of an overhaul, standards have fallen rapidly over the last twenty years. Hopefully this may be rectified? Poland's education system is no better though and there is the problem of 'cheating' and being able to buy qualifications. As nations we should be looking at countries like Japan for some ideas.Whatever the levels of education a nation has there will always be people that have no interest in learning or retaining knowledge. I know British people who don't know who Nelson was but I also know Poles who don't know who Skłodowska was either! Nations aren't stupid but people can be.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
15 Sep 2012 #51
I am also confused by a person being called a Britain

A British person is a Briton.
Great Britain is the name of the bigger island. British is the adjective.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,872
15 Sep 2012 #52
oh yes of course British are stupid - look at that thicko Tim Berners Lee!!
Look at Doris Lessing - too stupid to pick up her Nobel Prize!
See the mouldering capital that half the world is not rushing to!
See the ancient and modern universities full of stupid people, that nobody from overseas wants admittance to!
etc etc, repeat til fade....
IN Poland you have to stay at school for an extra three years to hone your rote learning and cheating skills.
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
15 Sep 2012 #53
Tim Berners Lee

Doris Lessing

Three things will happen now:

1. Someone will come along and claim that they are part-Polish.
2. Someone else will come along and prove them wrong.
3. Someone else will come along and abuse poster #2 for being an effeminate, gossipy Pole-hater.

Welcome to PF! lol
teflcat 5 | 1,032
15 Sep 2012 #54
4. Mods will close this silly and pointless thread.
kaz200972 2 | 229
15 Sep 2012 #55
Copernicus ,Curie-Skłodowska ,Arctowski ,Heweliusz and Funk are all Poles who I admire for obvious reasons, people who's achievements I would dearly love to emulate but never will! However the list of British scientists who achieved great things is far longer! There are far longer lists of notable British engineers, writers, historians, warriors, sports men, composers, artists too!!!!

IN Poland you have to stay at school for an extra three years to hone your rote learning and cheating skills.

Yes like the woman who insisted that she had a 'degree in psychology' but did not know who Pavlov, Freud or Jung were ( or Eysenck ).

The woman who insisted she had a 'degree in chemistry' but didn't know what 'tytan' or 'rubid' was.
The man with the 'electrical engineering degree' but couldn't explain why copper conducts electricity in Polish or English.
Obviously there are Poles who have a good education, fairly awarded degrees etc... but come to Shropshire and Powys and you'll find lots of Polish people with qualifications that don't seem to teach them the most basic facts of their supposed subject.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
15 Sep 2012 #56
The British education system is in need of an overhaul, standards have fallen rapidly over the last twenty years.

Speak for yourself, but the Scottish system is doing well and has just been further decentralised and control put back in the hands of the teachers. You're referring to the English system there ;)

Poland's education system is no better though and there is the problem of 'cheating' and being able to buy qualifications.

The Polish system is improving rapidly at school level, but there's still the culture issue of cheating being acceptable. I absolutely tore apart one of my classes one day after catching some of them cheating - they now know that trying to cheat results in a major telling off, being sent to the director AND their parents being told as soon as I see them. For some reason, they don't cheat ;)

As for buying qualifications - if you're in Poland, you know what the difference is. Someone turning up with part time studies in English from a private university will always be known for having bought it.
OP hudsonhicks 21 | 346
15 Sep 2012 #57
Britain - The land that practically invented the modern world, winner of 118 Nobel prizes & home to shitloads of the worlds best universities

You have to respect the Poles for their audacity and boldness of their claims hehe

Keep trying Poland. LOL
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
15 Sep 2012 #58
Britain - The land that practically invented the modern world, winner of 118 Nobel prizes & home to ****loads of the worlds best universities

And here's you sitting in a **** council flat claiming benefits and spending all day whining online.

Where did we go wrong?
kaz200972 2 | 229
15 Sep 2012 #59
Speak for yourself, but the Scottish system is doing well and has just been further decentralised and control put back in the hands of the teachers. You're referring to the English system there ;)

Yes have to agree with you on this one, Scotland has a better education system!

The Polish system is improving rapidly at school level, but there's still the culture issue of cheating being acceptable. I absolutely tore apart one of my classes one day after catching some of them cheating - they now know that trying to cheat results in a major telling off, being sent to the director AND their parents being told as soon as I see them. For some reason, they don't cheat ;)

Good for you but I do think they should be expelled!

As for buying qualifications - if you're in Poland, you know what the difference is. Someone turning up with part time studies in English from a private university will always be known for having bought it.

You know the score as you're in Poland but in the UK it's a problem when people claim 'real' science and engineering degrees, it's dangerous in the workplace!
OP hudsonhicks 21 | 346
15 Sep 2012 #60
delphiandomine

for your information i rent with my flat mate and i work full time.
The only time i claimed JSA was for a few weeks immediately after i left school. It's been full time employment ever since (10ish years)

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