Saturday, August 04, 2012

This is the BBC London calling

BBC: And now a little music.

Music plays.

BBC: Many of you would recognise that as the national anthem of Botswana.

Really? I am clearly a pig ignorant Aussie. I had no idea it was the national anthem of Botswana. Alas, I have forgotten it already. Could the many of you who are familiar with it hum a few bars for me.

BBC: Meanwhile, back at the London Olympics, Australia has once again has won a silver medal in the ......


  1. Hello Andrew:
    Now, you really do disappoint us!! Next you will be telling us that you do not know the National Anthem of Albania or of Montenegro!!

    Join the club!

  2. Hahaha! And how many of us Aussies know all the words to the 1st stanza? And how many non-Aussies could pick the OZ National Anthem out of a line-up??!!

  3. JayLa, well Albania's has changed since King Zog. And didn't PM Hoxha change it again. Sorry, I just can't keep up. Pssst, it probably isn't quite polite to use negro in a word. Don't want to offend those in the big powerful land, what.

    First stanza Red? Meaning there is second one? Hmm, interesting. Your point is made. I expect most Botswanians would not know our anthem.

  4. ... nor would they want to hear it a second time...p
    PS perhaps the expression pig ignorant is no longer acceptable in polite circles.

  5. I am suitably chastised FC. Don't want to offend the porcine among us.

  6. I don't even know America's anthem. God Bless America? oops no, it's the Star Spangled Banner.

  7. Rubye, unlike many countries, yours has quite a good tune, after I smack down the hands over hearts.

  8. Aah! the Botswana anthem I remember it well!! To be fair I did live next door to Botswana for twenty years! This is not a very happy Olympics for our sportspeople, I feel it in my bones that the next games will be ours!!

  9. Grace, manana, always manana.

  10. London calling to the imitation zone
    Forget it, brother, you can go it alone
    London calling to the zombies of death
    Quit holding out, and draw another breath

  11. From a song Fen? Not the London Calling I know, or is it?

  12. yep, London Calling - The Clash.


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