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Episode 191

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Pickypete
1261106.  Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:10 pm Reply with quote

Anna said "Robert Guy Newton", famous throughout the English (and pirate) speaking world for playing Long John Silver, and "standardising" the pirate accent (aarrr, me hearties etc.) appeared in The Pirates of Penzance.
No. He was born in Dorset and went to school in Penzance.

There were quite a few other errors in this podcast, but this one bugged me the most.

 
cornixt
1261753.  Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:13 pm Reply with quote

If there is one thing that QI is known for, it's pedantry, so go ahead with the others!

 
CharliesDragon
1262702.  Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:45 am Reply with quote

Anna claims the @ is known as "the sign of the meow" in Norway, which I have never heard. I can't say no one in Norway calls it that, but the common name is krĝll-alfa, curly-alpha.

 
'yorz
1262705.  Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:46 am Reply with quote

It's called 'monkey's tail' in Cloggieland.

 

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