The Real World.
Perhaps sporting commentators have
a good excuse in getting some of the things they say wrong.
They have to think quickly to report on fast-moving sports so
perhaps its not surprising they get things wrong once in a
while. But the same happens in the real world. Whenever people
have something to say there is always a chance that they will
put foot firmly into mouth. Here are a few examples....
"I love being in
Charlotte Church during a visit to Toronto...in Canada
"Did your great-grandfather have any children?"
"John Redwood is a young man
but, let's face it, so was Margaret Thatcher in 1975."
"The original light bulb
invented by Thomas Edison goes under the hammer at Sothebys
"I've been up and down so
many times that I feel as if I'm in a revolving door."
"Christmas is far too
commercial, and toilet paper with Father Christmas on it is
scraping the bottom."
"Red squirrels - you don't
see many of them since they became extinct."
"I've never really wanted to
go to Japan. Simply because I don't like eating fish. And I
know that's very popular out here in Africa."
"And you both met at the
played, as ever, by a man celebrating his birthday this year."
"50% of the women going into
the law profession are now women."
"One was called 'Whitey' for
no reason at all. To be fair, his name was White."
"It has been one of the
warmest 1994s this century."
"Beethoven - interesting to hear
his Symphony No 1. Obviously his very first symphony."
"Princess Anne's not afraid
of a latrine in Africa - she just gets in there and does the
"For most people, death comes
at the end of their lives."
"I watched that without the sound,
so I couldn't quite see what was going on."
"So, where's the Cannes Film
Festival being held this year?"
"Relax. You are in the
middle of 30 minutes of uninterrupted music on Classic FM."
"Doesn't that hurt?"
Anna Nicole Smith talking about suicide bombers
"The more important things are more
important than the less important."
"OK Julie, now pick me a
number....A,B,C or D"
"It's not the future I'm
talking about, I'm talking about tomorrow."
"I have opinions of my own - strong
opinions - but I don't always agree with them."
George W. Bush
"Damien Hurst tends to
use everyday objects such as a shark in formaldehyde."
"Is it your sister or
brother who's his dad?"
"At least 50% of the
population are women, and the rest are men."
"Not a single human
being has asked me about the selection process - only
"So Carol, you're a housewife and mother.
And have you got any children?"
"Do we know what sex the
"He was a wonderful man, as was his wife."
"We went to university
together, but not at the same time."