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    Posted by GSTQ (U15296822) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    There was show on BBC Scotland this wk discussing the health of Scotland and within the show they went on to the streets to ask people to identify various fruit and veg and this clip from the show is really funny.

    I have posted it because I doubt many posters would have seen it and it is a BBC Show so should be alright to post a BBC show on a BBC site I would have thought!

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    Posted by Bidie-In (U2747062) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    As a Scot (who could have ID'd the lot) I think she might have had better results had she not stopped those who had just possibly 'imbibed' on their way to a football match or those who just may have been simply taking the p*ss.

    Why not stand on a city high street and stop shoppers?

    Why ask predominantly MEN?

    It's amusing - but proves very little.

    (must dash. My Applepine needs slicing......smiley - winkeye )

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    Posted by dayraven (U13717520) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    My Applepine needs slicing...... 
    Remember to leave the skin on. That's good roughage. smiley - winkeye

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    Posted by GSTQ (U15296822) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    Bidie


    The scary thing is, I do not think any of them have been taking the p*ss with her! I sadly think they didn't know!

    My goodness...Apple Pine! To think he can vote..Yikes!!!!

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    Posted by Bananas are the best (U15650112) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    As a Scot (who could have ID'd the lot) I think she might have had better results had she not stopped those who had just possibly 'imbibed' on their way to a football match or those who just may have been simply taking the p*ss.

    Why not stand on a city high street and stop shoppers?

    Why ask predominantly MEN? 


    I absolutely agree. It has absolutely no meaning.

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    Posted by GSTQ (U15296822) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    It has no meaning that this man didn't know what a Pineapple was even though she gave him a massive clue and he looked like he was in his 50's!

    Its certainly not some scientific research but it is damn scary!

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    Posted by Bidie-In (U2747062) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    Bidie


    The scary thing is, I do not think any of them have been taking the p*ss with her! I sadly think they didn't know!

    My goodness...Apple Pine! To think he can vote..Yikes!!!! 
    She picked her target audience carefully though. Probably asked him who the Prime Minister is first - and when he said John Major she knew she was on to a winner......smiley - winkeye

    Had she stood outside a supermarket in any Scottish city and asked as many women as men, she would have received a better variety of answers.

    For many Scots males, a sonsie lass making eye contact and communicating with you - no alcohol involved - will reduce even the brightest to a jibbering wreck.

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    Posted by Symberta Ladygarden (U14259814) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    I thought the item on the lack of " healthy " food as an option in Hospital Vending machines was worthy of Python in its utter pointless silliness.

    Everyone and everything getting the blame for Scotland's fatties, except the fatties themselves, are people in Shawlands and Downfield being stood over by shady Eastern Europeans from Burgerking with AK47s as they shovel down the 3rd Cowpie Burger and Lager Smoothie chaser ? I think we should be told.

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    Posted by weesnowball (U5509747) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    As a Scot (who could have ID'd the lot) I think she might have had better results had she not stopped those who had just possibly 'imbibed' on their way to a football match or those who just may have been simply taking the p*ss.

    Why not stand on a city high street and stop shoppers?

    Why ask predominantly MEN?

    It's amusing - but proves very little.

    (must dash. My Applepine needs slicing......smiley - winkeye
    I totally agree, Bidie.

    (And I may be a wee bit paranoid, but I found her rather patronising.)

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    Posted by GSTQ (U15296822) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    As a Scot (who could have ID'd the lot) I think she might have had better results had she not stopped those who had just possibly 'imbibed' on their way to a football match or those who just may have been simply taking the p*ss.

    Why not stand on a city high street and stop shoppers?

    Why ask predominantly MEN?

    It's amusing - but proves very little.

    (must dash. My Applepine needs slicing......smiley - winkeye
    I totally agree, Bidie.

    (And I may be a wee bit paranoid, but I found her rather patronising.) 
    I don't think she was patronising at all snowball....I think the faces she was making and tone she was taking was all to do with her total amazement that even after the clues she was giving...So many didn't have a clue and appeared to be like Mr Apple Pine!

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    Posted by weesnowball (U5509747) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    I'd put money on it that he was taking the **ss, but it played right into her hands.

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    Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    My Applepine needs slicing 

    Hi all - Does this fruit statement need the words *deep* and *fried* inserted into it? smiley - laugh

    smiley - blackcat

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    Posted by GSTQ (U15296822) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    Snowball...When I first saw this, I thought...There is no way he doesn't even know what a Pineapple is but, you can see the vacant look on his face and I do honestly think he didn't have a clue what a Pineapple was even though she was giving him a clue!

    He didn't even know the Turnip and even said Cabbage at first!

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    Posted by weesnowball (U5509747) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    Exactly, GSTQ. The turnip/cabbage " confusion" confirmed my suspicion.

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    Posted by pedrokelly (U1360661) on Sunday, 18th August 2013

    I think Mr Apple Pine had a few sherries on his way to the match. I doubt he could remember any of this happening until he saw it, or someone who knows him saw it, and told him.

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    Posted by Bidie-In (U2747062) on Sunday, 18th August 2013

    I am tempted to contact BBC Scotland about this piece of footage which, although amusing, I feel is misleading.

    How many people did the interviewer question?

    What % were women and what % were men?

    Where was she when she conducted this survey?

    Did she ask any other questions to establish the basic intelligence of those she was interviewing? (For example, if they did not know who the prime minister is, would their lack of fruit/veg knowledge really be a surprise? If someone is of limited intelligence their replies can hardly be held up for ridicule.)

    And how did she decide which clips to broadcast?

    Had any of those questioned been drinking?

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    Posted by weesnowball (U5509747) on Sunday, 18th August 2013

    I am tempted to contact BBC Scotland about this piece of footage which, although amusing, I feel is misleading.

    How many people did the interviewer question?

    What % were women and what % were men?

    Where was she when she conducted this survey?

    Did she ask any other questions to establish the basic intelligence of those she was interviewing? (For example, if they did not know who the prime minister is, would their lack of fruit/veg knowledge really be a surprise? If someone is of limited intelligence their replies can hardly be held up for ridicule.)

    And how did she decide which clips to broadcast?

    Had any of those questioned been drinking? 
    I hope you do, Bidie. For a horrible moment I thought I was watching hoof presenter, Stacey Dooley.

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    Posted by weesnowball (U5509747) on Sunday, 18th August 2013

    "hoof"????? Sorry - should have been yoof!

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    Posted by Bidie-In (U2747062) on Sunday, 18th August 2013

    'The squeaky wheel gets the grease' - one of my favourite sayings - so I have formally complained.

    Pointing out that the clip is now a source of amusement Youtube, I asked the following.

    Scotland the Fat - a look at the poor lifestyle choices of many Scots - contained a clip of the female presenter stopping random members of the public to ask them to identify fruit and veg such as turnip, pineapple, butternut squash etc.

    The clip of this is now on Youtube and the source of much ridicule to the Scots as a nation. I would like to know, in the interests of fairness.

    1. How many people were asked all together?
    2. What % were women and what % were men?
    3. Where did the interviewer stand to conduct her survey?
    4. Was any criteria used to establish the general intelligence of those being interviewed? Were they asked any other questions such as 'name the prime minister' before filming?
    5. Was it established if any of those questioned (some clearly on their way to or from a football match) had been drinking?
    6. Once filming was completed, how many positive responses were broadcast and how many negatives?
    7. Assuming the number of interviewees was cut for inclusion in the broadcast, what criteria was used to decide which ones to show? Display of knowledge - or LACK of same. 


    I will let you know when I receive a reply.

    Anyone else who feels the broadcast may have been mis-representative of Scots as a whole, might like to put in a complaint too.

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