Transcript of a couple of Seabourne County year 7s coming out of exams and overheard By Oz Chambers. A clear demonstration of educational priorities.
‘Did you do the one about the Black Death?’
‘It was called Blue Bonnet plague, right?’
‘Yeah, I think so.’
‘And it was fleas that gave it you.
‘Was it? I thought it was rats.’
‘Yeah, rats and fleas like throwin’ up on you.’
‘But the rats like, exploded out of people, yeah? Like in that movie, right?
‘I didn’t see that one.’
‘I did. Gross. That’s because people ate roasted rats and stuff in medi-evil times”
‘It killed loads. I said at least like, ten thousand people.’
‘I did shedloads of revision for history. And maths.’
‘Looks like we nailed that one then.’
‘You on for seeing Avengers tomorrow night?
‘Yeah. They shot it with a 1.85:1 aspect ration to allow for height variability between characters, and mainly with Steadicam for maximum kinetic effect.’
‘Made more in the first week-end that Deathly Hallows.’
‘So what exam do we have next?’
I hate French.
‘What’s ‘where is the swimming pool?’ again?
‘OO ah Cantona la pissoir?’, I think.