Here is part two of Peter’s article from last week, Our survey says….
Right, I said I’d go into the Picture Round in depth. As I said previously, it featured eight pictures of €2 coins currently in circulation. The MC also told us that, to make it easy he had added the names of the 11 original adopters, of the euro.
So our europhile Conor, had all the answers down no problem and, when the answers were announced, we had scored full marks. However, there was huge controversy over answer 6, Greece.
Why? Because people had assumed that all of the pictures were of the countries listed in the box, some had forced the proverbial square peg in the round hole and had put Spain as the answer. It was so bad at one stage that the MC had to make a clarification that ‘Portugal & Spain’ was not one answer and were in fact separate countries!
Meanwhile, back to those literal folks who were trying to shoehorn Spain in as the answer. Well they were shouting, there were several tables of them doing so, there was clearly a bull on the coin and Spain was one of the suggested answers. Open and shut case. It just had to be Spain. And so like Pontius Pilate, the MC bowed to the baying and released Barabbus. Sorry, I mean he accepted both Spain and Greece as correct answers. Oh dear.