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The first word spoken on the moon was "okay". (Or not - see comments). Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the ca...

Anne Robinson Put Downs #4

  1. "Who put the 'more' into moron?"
  2. "Who’s wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead?" 
  3. "Who's the toothless vampire?"
  4. "Is there someone here who’s had a charisma bypass perhaps?"
  5. "Who's turning out to be thicker than a chocolate omelette?"
  6. "Who's as much use as a bird with vertigo?"
  7. "So, in this era of digital television, who's watching the radio?" 
  8. "Who thinks Double Gloucester is a tale of two cities?"
  9. "Who thinks propaganda is having a good look?" 
  10. "Which drip has gone down the plughole?"
  11. "Who thinks Plato is a friend of Mickey Mouse?" 
  12. "Who'd win the Sweet FA Cup?" 
  13. "Who's as useful as a sauna in the Sahara?" 

Good advice

Sent to me by Aladdin, but valid to anyone trying to do anything (including learning English).

Dr. Good - Human Body Vocabulary - Parental Advisory

My favourite bits?

"Who wants pills?"

"It's strange to think that when I love someone, I'm really just loving a bag full of stuff."


Anne Robinson Put Downs #3



  1. "Dear, oh dear, oh dear - I don't think there's a collective name for a bunch of thickies!"
  2. "Who perhaps hasn't really got a grasp of the English language?" 
  3. "Who would come third in a duel?"
  4. Who is obviously denser than Sherwood Forest?" 
  5. "Whose intellect is on a diet?" 
  6. "Who's got varicose brains?" 
  7. Who's as useful as a fan heater in the desert?" 
  8. "Who's head has gone on holiday?" 
  9. "Who's more twit than wit?" 
  10. Who here now would have trouble counting their legs?"

The what!

The what! by Lynne Hand
The what!, a photo by Lynne Hand on Flickr.

Surely not the best name for a band in Germany.

Anne Robinson Put Downs #2



  1. "Who's brain has failed its medical?" 
  2. "Who's as useful as a cat-flap on a submarine?" 
  3. "Who's brain cell must feel very lonely indeed?" 
  4. "Who's IQ test has come back negative?"
  5. "Who's brain is illegally parked?" 
  6. "Who is about as useless as a rubber beak on a woodpecker?" 
  7. "If ignorance is bliss, who has landed in heaven?"
  8. "Who's only brain cell has finally died of loneliness?" 
  9. "You obviously have no knowledge to declare!"
  10. "The questions are still very easy. The contestants are still very stupid!" 


Anne Robinson Quotes and Put Downs #1

Anne Robinson, the host of "The Weakest Link" sometimes has a bit too much fun (at other people's expense) with English.

  1. "Who is as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike?" 
  2. "Who has a brain only a mother would love?" 
  3. "Who truly deserves the Domain Name ignorant.com?" 
  4. "Who is not the sharpest pencil in the case?" 
  5. "Who is so slow that they need to speed up to stop?" 
  6. "Which lamb is up for the chop?"
  7. "Who has an IQ that doesn't even reach into double figures?"
  8. (To a member of the team): "Indeed, Tony, we are sending you back to do what you do best - retire!"
  9. "Who, alas, has delusions of adequacy?" 
  10. "If brains were taxed, who'd get a refund?"