Monday, October 17, 2005

The Middle-East Can Be Fun

Calling this a 'game' is perhaps going a little far. It's more of an interactive quiz.
It's fun if you can do it. Probably very annoying if you can't.
I'm delighted (and very smug) to say that I did incredibly well, only mixing up the four countries north of Afghanistan.
You know, if I start a country, I think it's going to be called Asdfghjistan. Or possibly 'The People's Republic of Asdfghjistan'. I'd like it to be somewhere in Kent. I would rule it as an occasionally benign tyrant until I got bored, then abolish tax for sushi chefs.


John F said...

Of course, there are all sorts of ways and places you could have come across this, but what would be quite funny is if it turned out you got it from your sister Sophie, who got it from Greg Marsh, who got it from me. In fact, either way I think this is a test case which will prove once and for all, whether this is or is not a small world.

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about your thinly guised hatred of the BBC. What would happen if they wanted to serialise Jimmy Coates?


Joe said...

John - the real question is how well you did on the test. I think we need to know. But yes, Sophie sent it to me. Does that make the world small? If so, does that mean it's easier to identify countries?
And Kat - I think you've misunderstood. I hate giving the BBC money. I've nothing against them giving a truckload to me.

John F said...

I did... alright. I don't think the Foreign Office will be calling me in as an expert in Middle Eastern affairs any time soon, though. They tend to hold out for people who can tell Yeman from Oman, generally. And Chad from Niger. And any of the 'stans (except Afghani- and Paki-) from any of the other -stans.

On the plus side, I do know that the Wiltshire village with the stone circle is Avebury...

Anonymous said...

Surely that would be tainted money as it's funded by licence fees?