LBQs for Your Xmas Reading Pleasure

The BBC Magazine has a strange little long-standing contest (called Lunchtime Bonus Question) wherein it poses an answer, and you come up with the question, in semi-Jeopardy fashion. Today’s entry is, however, some of the more spectacularly wrong answers of the year. They are all worth reading, but here are a few of my favorites:

The answer: “SIX FOR WOMEN, FIVE FOR MEN”

If sat alone in a room with a tea cosy – how many minutes before an individual tries it on as a hat?
Dave Williams, Prudhoe,UK

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The answer: “INSINCERE, ARROGANT, UNTRUSTWORTHY, MANIPULATIVE, REMORSELESS, IMPATIENT, ERRATIC, UNRELIABLE, DRAMATIC, UNETHICAL, BULLYING”

The wedding’s off, then?
Dave Godfrey, Swindon

..and Partners
Sam , Stockport

As well as “pedantic”, what words can my ex not spell?
Mike Yeaman, Newcastle upon Tyne

…. seeks similar
Caroline, Berks

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The answer: “WARDROBE MALFUNCTION”

Christ, the place is full of lions and witches. What’s happened?
Richard, Stockport

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The answer: “1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004″

Nostradamus spreads his bets…
Wendy, UK

Previous completion dates for the Olympic Stadium in Athens?
Alice Solomon, London, UK

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