29 Oct 2007

NFL Star: They Speak English In London?

WOW!!! An American...not knowing THIS!?? What's going on in their Educational System??? When I was 11, I had to know all the countries in the world, PLUS their capitals PLUS another big city!! I can still remember the three columns in my book with the maps stuck in and we were drilled till death with those names!! I mean, it is understandable if he doesn't know that Afrikaans is one of our 11 official languages in South Africa or any other language than English in any other country! But, I mean, London!!! And he didn't even know where London was!! If it was Pretoria in South Africa...I mean...but LONDON!! What a shame!
Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder has admitted not knowing people speak English in London.
The NFL player might want to check a map before he gets on board a plane for Sunday's prestige game against the New York Giants at Wembley Stadium.
Crowder, who comes from Atlanta in Georgia, may be praised on the field, but confessed geography was not his strong point.
He admitted he did not know until now where London was - or that Londoners spoke English.
"I couldn't find London on a map if they didn't have the names of the countries," he said.
"I swear to God. I don't know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I learned that."
Crowder added: "I know (Washington Redskins linebacker) London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him.
"That's the closest thing I know to London. He's black, so I'm sure he's not from London. I'm sure that's a coincidental name."
The Miami Dolphins are play the New York Giants at Wembley this Sunday in the first NFL regular-season game to be played outside the United States. Source: HERE

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  1. Dont be too hard on him, mate !!! hes taken a lot of blows to the head !!!

  2. :)) he should have know that would happen! coming from an American saying things like that....first world country!their education should be "tops"...i do feel sorry for him...though...doesn't know that much if he doesn't know this!