A group of British revellers in their early twenties were sitting at a nearby table, playing word games.
“Name 10 islands in the Mediterranean”
Or to be more accurate – “Ibeefa”,
“Malta, Sicily, Corfu, Crete, Rhodes…”
They were going well.
They were stuck for a tenth one.
Eventually someone said,
No-one questioned it…
And no-one said Cyprus!
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“Name 10 countries in the Mediterranean”
Spain, France, Italy, Greece…
This was obviously a tough one!
Yup. Five to go.
Ok. It’s a British Overseas Territory, but I guess it’s officially classed as a country. And it is on the Mediterranean side of the Strait of Gibraltar. So it just scrapes in.
“What are them Yugoslav countries called now?”
This was accepted. Presumably because no-one knew any different! Even I had to look that one up when I got home. I knew that Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro all had Mediterranean coastlines. But I thought that Bosnia was stopped short of the Med by Croatia. Well it turns out that Bosnia has about 1km of access to the Med. A lucky strike!
No-one suggested any of the other four former Yugoslav countries.
Seven down. Three to go.
Was it really that tough? Don’t they teach geography in schools any more?
Someone had a brainwave.
Two more please.
Believe it or not, they gave up at this point and went on to ‘Name the Ten Commandments.’ I knew there was little hope with that one, although they were quite inventive and came up with quite a few things they definitely shouldn’t do…!
But what about all the North African countries? Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt.
And the Middle-Eastern countries. Israel, Lebanon, Syria.
Their minds were all fixed on European countries, of which they’d only left out Albania and Monaco, I think.
And last but not least,
WHAT ABOUT CYPRUS???
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“Name Snow White’s ten dwarfs”
They all thought that was hilarious!
Alcohol will do that to you every time.
But they had a go at the Seven and then made up a few of their own. I think they probably ended up with about 20 Dwarfs in all, including Prancer and Dancer!
The only other additions I can remember are Gropey, Sleazy, Stroppy, Lanky and Dipsticky!
Plus a couple that were too rude to mention before the 9 o’clock watershed!
They missed out Bashful and Doc though. Everyone always does…