I love Tim Dowling. I just had to mention this. His column in the Guardian Weekend ten days ago was almost like a re-run of Daughter’s attempts with her pub quiz book and me.
Parents are amazing! Especially so since their children appear to have little, or no, concept of what makes for relevant knowledge.
At last Tim was able to show his sons what he’s made of! (Mostly old sitcoms, it seems.)
I know very little about some areas of pub quiz terrain. I don’t mind this. But how Daughter could believe, even for a minute, that the Resident IT Consultant or I would know 1980s pop music is incomprehensible. We’re ancient!
But ‘What is the name of the pub in Emmerdale?’ is a different kettle of fish. I’ve not even heard of many later television shows/soaps, let alone would know who’s in them. It’s just not important.
‘The Woolpack,’ I replied.
‘How the **** do you know that???’