Did anybody else notice how uninspired the editors from sonyericssonwtatour.com are? Truly gifted editors, I'd say. At least I'll always remember Bondarenko as ever-improving...:devil: :worship:
The remaining seeds are comprised of gifted Russian Dinara Safina (No.4), experienced Swiss campaigner Patty Schnyder (No.5), former US Open runner-up Elena Dementieva (No.6), popular Austrian Sybille Bammer (No.7) and the ever improving Ukrainian Alona Bondarenko (No.8).
The remaining seeds this week are comprised of Israeli star Shahar Peer (No.10), talented Frenchwoman Tatiana Golovin (No.11), China's Li Na (No.12), popular Austrian Sybille Bammer (No.13), ever-improving Ukrainian Alona Bondarenko (No.14), Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik (No.15) and Czech starlet Lucie Safarova (No.16).
The remaining seeds this week are comprised of elegant Russian Elena Dementieva (No.9), last year's semifinalist Patty Schnyder (No.11), Israeli star Shahar Peer (No.12), talented Frenchwoman Tatiana Golovin (No.13), ever-improving Ukrainian Alona Bondarenko (No.14), popular Austrian Sybille Bammer (No.15) and Czech starlet Lucie Safarova (No.16).
More than one-in-20 UK residents didn't know that Cardiff is the capital of Wales.
One-in-10 thought that Berkshire land-locked Maidenhead was a seaside town.
15% think the Leicestershire town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch is 'abroad'.
6% reckon the Lincolnshire town of Grimsby is actually somewhere in the south.
6% also believe that the West Midlands town of Walsall is actually the same name as the capital of Poland.
Almost a third had no idea which motorway runs between Wales and London (M4).
15% thought Edinburgh was 700 miles from London when in it's actually only 413.
More than a third confessed to getting lost easily . .
. . yet 22% head still headed off on journeys without a map in the car.
Almost 70% think modern technology like satnav and internet route planners have made us lazy and complacent when it comes to geography and asking for directions.
More than one-in-10 admitted they knew their way around some foreign countries better than the UK.
4% have ended up in completely the wrong place because there are 2 or more locations in the UK with the same name.
The highlighted one cracks me up.
Aug 21st, 2007, 02:16 PM
Are Brits much better?
Not really, considering this :
In England and Wales 390,127 people (0.7%) stated their religion as Jedi on their 2001 Census forms, surpassing Sikhism, Judaism, and Buddhism, and making it the fourth largest reported religion in the country. The highest percentages of such responses were typically in cities with high student populations. In the 2001 Census 2.6% of the population of Brighton claimed to be Jedi. The percentages of religious affiliations were:
No religion: 14.8%
Chose not to respond: 7.7%
Aug 21st, 2007, 02:17 PM
In England and Wales 390,127 people (0.7%) stated their religion as Jedi on their 2001 Census forms, surpassing Sikhism, Judaism, and Buddhism, and making it the fourth largest reported religion in the country.
I always knew Brits were up to some crazy mind tricks...now I know why!
Aug 21st, 2007, 02:32 PM
American teenagers don't even know where ENGLAND, FRANCE, RUSSIA, and ITALY are!!!!
We had a European map quiz, and I had been looking at maps my whole life and loved history. Pity I couldn't say that about my classmates. They labled Poland as Russia....England as I don't know...France as Germany....Italy was mislabeled as Romeland....it was so embarassing. And this is coming in a top school district in Ohio (Hilliard). I've never felt so embarassed for someone.
And the WTA editors REALLY need some variety. I'll go work for them. I'm a soon to be published author of a book.
Aug 21st, 2007, 02:34 PM
Okay...I'm American and I knew the M4 connects Wales and England. I also know that the M1 goes into Northern England and possibly Scotland.
We ALL need to learn how to read maps. K?
Aug 21st, 2007, 02:40 PM
Popular Austrian Sybille Bammer? :scratch:
Does that mean she's popular *in* Austria? :p
they must have seen the tranny pics :lol:
Aug 21st, 2007, 02:43 PM
Are Brits much better?
I know most of the things on there except a couple (like the miles from Edinburgh to London, how the fuck am I supposed to know that?) and I'm only 16. :angel:
Aug 21st, 2007, 04:03 PM
TBH, I don't really think that many Americans know that he was Austrian.
i live very close to ashby-de-la-zouch i drive through it regulary so i knew that 1 woooooooooooo!
Aug 21st, 2007, 04:15 PM
Well, to be honest - although Hitler was born in Austria 1889 he adopted the german citizenship 1932 in Braunsschweig/Germany as far as I can remember. He anyway hated Autria (I love Austria ;) ) that was the reason he joined the german army 1914 and fought for "Deutsches Reich" until 1918. Actually he never spend any time of his life again in Austria until 1938, so he he had tighter connections to Germany.
Aug 21st, 2007, 04:38 PM
:lol: I read that 23% of Americans cant find their country on the map *death*
Aug 21st, 2007, 04:43 PM
Europeans assuming we know nothing about geography. I bet I know more about european geography than 80% of the people on this board. its not our fault we have a crappy public education system that destroys kids brains to be mindless liberals.
Aug 21st, 2007, 04:44 PM
and I know that everyone at my school learned that Hitler was Austrian
Aug 21st, 2007, 04:47 PM
o one last thing on-topic I also got a good laugh when I noticed that this week.