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Fighting Talk

by | 1st, June 2004

‘“D-DAY,” announces the Mirror: “73% of young people do NOT know what our soldiers died for.”

‘First East Angular, zen West Angular, North Angular, South Angular…the vorld!’

So? Most young people don’t know what their right arm’s for, or their arse from their elbow, or where Cambridge is (it’s abroad in East Angular, of course, as Jade Goody so memorably told us in the days when young people DID know a thing or two).

But the paper goes through the motions of asking “young people” (or, rather, students, advertising executives, and a few teenagers) a series of historical questions, and dutifully records their replies.

D-Day: “Is it something to do with Domination Day?”

Prime Minister: “Was it Tony Blair?”

German leader: “Was it a king?”

And so on. Of course, it should be pointed out that a recent survey of American newspaper journalists recorded similar levels of ignorance, and no doubt the British hacks who

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