THICKHEADED older people have criticised educational standards among young thickos.
After a survey showed a lack of basic knowledge among youngsters, older people who are fractionally less stupid felt rather superior.
Pensioner Norman Steele, 66, said: A third of young people didnt know Renoir was an artist. This makes me superior to them, even though all I know about Renoir is this one fairly obvious fact.
Nor do I see any contradiction in feeling clever about this and having previously dismissed all art ever made as ‘for poofs.”
Receptionist Helen Archer, 58, said: My sense of superiority to teenagers comes entirely from knowing my times tables, which I was forced to memorise on pain of being hit around the head with a stick.
“However apart from a fading grasp of basic multiplication my only other specialist area is racial prejudice.”
However school pupil Nikki Hollis, 14, said: Surveys about what young people dont know are always inaccurate because it’s funny to put that Winston Churchill is a type of biscuit.
Although having said that, I do firmly believe France is in Italy.