TV influences in school

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Charmed, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Charmed

    Charmed Active Member

    My son came home from school the other day, he's 15yrs, and told me that his IT teacher had said to him that there will be extra lessons on a Saturday morning that he should go to. I asked him what he had said back to the teacher and his reply was, "I checked on the computer and turned to him and said 'the computer says No'" !!

    Well I know I shouldn't, but i couldn't help laughing! Unfortunately, the teacher didn't get it and looked very puzzled at this response. Luckily he didn't 'reprimand' my son.

    Have any of you had kids that have taken the 'influences' of TV into school?
  2. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Must be something about Doncaster. 'Computer says no' is their favourite at the moment. Also 'Ask me if I'm bothered'
  3. flower girl

    flower girl Member

    my brother's tutor called him stupid so he replied with, "i may be stupid but YOU ARE SUMMING ELSE!!!" so my mum got a phone call home.
  4. me and my friend nicola were prefects at our old school and we got bored alot and whenever someone wanted to come in to the door we were at id say computer says no and shed do a huge mingin cough in their face!!!! it was soo fun!!! if anyone at college says yeah but, the teacher is sure to say yeah but no but!!! i think its just little britain has this effect on people!!
  5. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Not at school, but I started a particularly annoying trend of sweeping things of peoples desks to the sound of

    Eeergh eeergh EEeeeeerghhhh!!!

    It's hilarious until someone does it back. :mad:
  6. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    Yeah ah no or I wan that one.
  7. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    As long as you don't go over the top and start making "brown" paintings :eek:
  8. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    At the risk of sounding really ancient, in my day it was more the radio catch-phrases that made it into school - "I'm sorry I'll read that again", "Round the Horne" & "The Goon Show", although Monty Python, and especially the Spanish Inquisition sketches, began to take hold.
  9. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    One of my friends does all the little britain stuff and am I bothered. So its pretty funny sitting next to her in English cause she has conversations with the person next to her who is also obsessed with little britain. Dont think the English teacher likes it though :tongue: Saying that she has a poster saying 'Yeh but no but' on it :D
  10. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    :confused: i have no kids but you would not get me going to school on a saturday

    TIMBONE Active Member

    What bothers me is that it doesn't just influence schoolage kids. I was driving home today, on my own, minding my own business, and out of the blue, I start saying " I'm not bovered, look at my face, do I look bovered? I'm not bovered.
  12. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Ye Gods Tim! Speaking to yourself in the car??? You know the next step is the men in the white coats arrive to take you to a comfy room don't you?!? :rolleyes:
  13. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    I think thats why characters like the little britain and katherine tate ones become so popular. They are so applicable and relevant to our daily lives that they are always there in the back of your mind. The ability to relate is the key to comedy though so its no wonder the best comedies are taken into everyday life as that is generally where they came from.
  14. (slightly off topic)

    Is anyone else absolutely bored to death of people constantly using these little phrases from Little Britain? At first, it was funny, then it reached sniggerable occassionally, and now it just either bores me or drives me mad. It's just not funny anymore!! That STUPID "yeah a know" remedial has a lot to answer for!!
  15. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    100% agree, but still find myself unknowingly dropping them into conversations :(
  16. BOB_

    BOB_ Member

    im the same "yea a no" just comes out but its still annoying
  17. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member


  18. ok, blatantly not on my own then!
  19. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    But that's the same with everything isn't it?? Not everyone will have seen these programmes as long ago as you obviously did to be bored of them already, and they still find them funny.
  20. I havent ever really been into Little Britain, so no. And surely the catch phrases (which are what drive me mad!) started when the actual programme started - not when people started watching it?! I've probably watched something like 5 of them. The showing on plain, boring, non-digital, standard 5 channels TV has always clashed with my social life!!

    I do find Little Britain amusing - I don't find listening to catch phrases from it everywhere I go amusing. That is all. Feel free to enjoy it yourself though!! I was simply asking if I'm on my own in finding it rather tedious which, judging by the few posts which followed, I'm obviously not!