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Carrot

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5,959 posts

90 months

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On a forum full of people who appear to try to be better and more knowledgeable than others, what things are you proud to be ignorant of?

Me - Celebrity culture and everything associated with it. I don't usually watch live TV, and can't be happier whenever I haven't got a clue what a Kerry Katona is or what the fk a Kardashiaianannn does...

OldJohnnyYen

1,455 posts

37 months

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Are you sure ignorance is the right word? Ignorance isn't something to be proud of.

Pixel Pusher

8,951 posts

47 months

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I'm not sure whether to be proud of it, but I have no idea how the female mind works.

4keymonsta

8,357 posts

36 months

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Awaiting the football comment, judging by the joke thread. Im with you on celeb culture though, especially Big Brother.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

143 months

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Big brother, I'm a tt get me out of here, and any of that type of show. Just don't get along with that format at all.
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elster

17,282 posts

98 months

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For me it is football, never really watched much. I just don't get excited enough to sit and watch a match.

Greg66

2,954 posts

66 months

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Anything to do with Twitter.

Carrot

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5,959 posts

90 months

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Greg66 said:
Anything to do with Twitter.
I was at a Dell training event the other day, they were twittering the progress.

I really couldn't understand why?! It was a small informal sales course with 5 people including me attending. Hardly the event of the century.

Companies appear to be using it now just to appear "cool" or something, I guess...

52classic

1,326 posts

98 months

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You are right Johnny, but I know what the OP is driving at and with me it's......

Phones. Iphones, apps, Gooseberries (or whatever they are) Don't want, don't need.

Nokia C2 Christmas present with £10 credit still has £8 left. Supposed to have some free texts but haven't used any yet!

Mx5guy

5,026 posts

89 months

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Carrot said:
Greg66 said:
Anything to do with Twitter.
I was at a Dell training event the other day, they were twittering the progress.

I really couldn't understand why?! It was a small informal sales course with 5 people including me attending. Hardly the event of the century.

Companies appear to be using it now just to appear "cool" or something, I guess...
Also keeps some of the HR-type folk in a job.

Negative Creep

13,193 posts

115 months

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Pixel Pusher said:
I'm not sure whether to be proud of it, but I have no idea how the female mind works.
I'm not sure if that counts, since there isn't a single man on the planet who even comes close to understanding it

Famous Graham

26,553 posts

113 months

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OldJohnnyYen said:
Are you sure ignorance is the right word? Ignorance isn't something to be proud of.
Sadly though, many people are proud of it, as if there's some cachet about it. Some "cool" factor that marks them apart from the herd for daring to be different. The most common one on here is when Facebook or Twitter is mentioned. Some berk will invariably pontificate that it's a load of rubbish and generally sad that people use it. As opposed to a simple "I don't use it" or not saying anything.

It's rather pathetic, to be honest.


ETA - just seen Carrot's post hehe That's not what I meant though, that's fair enough, it's a valid opinion that using Twitter for that "event" seemed a bit pointless. What I'm referring to is the "Deliberate Luddite" who'll lambast something for no other reason than they don't use it, or understand it.

Caulkhead

4,938 posts

45 months

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Like several other posters on here - 'social media'.

Zwolf

24,664 posts

94 months

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I don't think "proud to be ignorant about..." applies, but I'm certainly not ashamed to not have much of a clue or any interest about anything to do with any sports, despite being of the male sex.

I don't mind that other people like it and some take that to an obsessional level of knowledge and interest, but it's just not really for me. I'm not at all knowledgeable about oceanography either, but never has an occasion arisen as to where I might need to mention or list all the myriad things I know very little about or have no interest in, but sport it seems I do need to, on a tediously regular basis.

It's always slightly amusing when you simply admit to not being into football when somebody tries to make smalltalk about it and assume because I'm male, that we'll have some form of instant rapport - the response is then to switch to them talking about rugby, then cricket, then F1 and so on at each declaration of "No, I don't really follow sport". "Ah, not into rubgy or football, well you MUST like F1 then..." etc. Err no, I mustn't anything. hehe

Zwolf

24,664 posts

94 months

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Caulkhead said:
Like several other posters on here - 'social media'.
>insertnotsureifseriousJokerfacepic<

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

143 months

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Zwolf said:
>insertnotsureifseriousJokerfacepic<
hehe

Life Saab Itch

37,056 posts

76 months

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I was happy when I was ignorant of the mooncup.


Unfortunately some delightful c t on here enlightened me as to it's existance. :/

R300will

3,725 posts

39 months

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TOWIE, Geordie Shore, Twitter, Made in chelsea, Big Brother,
Peter Andre or Katie price's current television shows..... anything along those lines really

DeadMeat_UK

3,058 posts

170 months

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Which BMW E numbers are which, and how to tell an "M" from the outside.

Which teams are in the premiership and who plays for them and manages them.

General celebrity culture.

The rules of cricket.


Huff

1,560 posts

79 months

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