Nicholas Lezard on pub quizes

“Newcomers and innocent bystanders are encouraged – no, bullied – into taking part. The young are particularly welcome, because they cannot pace their drinking, not that it would matter much if they could, for they know absolutely f**k-all about anything, especially as the quiz is set by the regulars, none of whom is ever going to see 45 again, and whose frame of reference reflects this.”

“The real point of the quiz, as far as I can see, is not to win, but for everyone to shout at each other.”

(Well on a particular pub quiz, but I think it’s a general phenomena.)

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One comment

  1. marianasoffer

    I agree with you about the quiz objective therefore here I go with my guess:THERE ARE NEVER GOING TO BE STANDING AT 45 DEGREES FROM THEMSELVES, THAT IS WHAT THAT MEANS. IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THEY WOUNT BECAUSE IT IS NOT POSSIBLE DUE TO THE PHYSICS LAWS

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