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06 Jan 2008

On the BBC Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, one of the rounds includes suggestions for examples of remarks from famous people which seriously misjudged the course of history. Here are some of the teams' suggestions, along with some of my suggestions. If you have any ideas you would like included, please e-mail me here, and I will add the best ones (with full credit to you of course)

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ALFRED THE GREAT: You can always rely on Delia's recipes Dartford
31 May 2004
MOSES: Boats? Of course we'll need boats. How are we going to get across otherwise? Dartford
31 May 2004
KING HAROLD: Right men, we're going into this with our eyes wide open Dartford
31 May 2004
SADDAM HUSSEIN: They'll never find me in here Dartford
31 May 2004
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON: When it's safe, I'll wave my arm and give you the wink Dartford
31 May 2004
A CITIZEN OF POMPEII: Forget Vesuvius - I've got an obscene wall-painting to finish Dartford
31 May 2004
J.F. KENNEDY: Let's have the hood down, darling Dartford
31 May 2004
JOHN LOGIE BAIRD: ...and the really good thing about it is it'll take the public's mind off gardening and decorating Dartford
31 May 2004
TONY BLAIR: They definitely have weapons of mass destruction Dartford
31 May 2004
TOLSTOY: To cut a long story short... Belfast
14 Jun 2004
SIR CLIVE SINCLAIR: If you like the Sinclair C4, wait till you see the next one Belfast
14 Jun 2004
MRS. NOAH: Hey, Noah, you can stop that building - Michael Fish says it's going to be fine for 40 days Belfast
14 Jun 2004
GOLIATH: Come on son, give us your best shot Belfast
14 Jun 2004
CAPTAIN SCOTT: Don't pack too much food, or there won't be room for the banjos Belfast
14 Jun 2004
PRINCESS ANNE: Oh what a sweet little puppy. I think I'll have that one Belfast
14 Jun 2004
VAN GOGH: I'm thinking of getting a Walkman Belfast
14 Jun 2004
JUDAS ESCARIOT: Remember guys, the one I greet with a kiss, you do the strip-a-gram on Belfast
14 Jun 2004
QUASIMODO: No, seriously, how do I look? Belfast
14 Jun 2004
SAMSON: Just a short back and sides please, Delilah Kevin Hale
ISAAC NEWTON, who was having a nap under a tree when an apple fell on his head, and he woke up and found somebody had carved a name on tree, and he'd thought he'd conceived the law of graffiti Not broadcast] Manchester
26 Nov 2007
THE CAPTAIN OF THE TITANIC: The worst thing that can happen on our maiden voyage is the saloon bar will run out of ice Not broadcast] Manchester
26 Nov 2007
LEONARDO DA VINCI: I'm a painter. Who's going to buy a book with my name on it? Manchester
26 Nov 2007
From the Troy Times: This Christmas, the must have present is a wooden horse Manchester
26 Nov 2007
ANNE BOLEYN: Well he doesn't have commitment issues with me! Manchester
26 Nov 2007
To LORD CARDIGAN: Why don't you just call that new piece of headgear a Sandwich Not broadcast] Manchester
26 Nov 2007
SCIPIO, the Roman consul: The defeat of the Roman army is about as likely as a herd of elephants marching across the Alps Manchester
26 Nov 2007
CAPTAIN SCOTT: Let's just get there and then worry about it, shall we? Not broadcast] Manchester
26 Nov 2007
From a school report: Mr. & Mrs. Lyttelton, I think it would be advisable for Humphrey to take up the banjo Not broadcast] Manchester
26 Nov 2007
HENRY KISSINGER: Me, get the Nobel Peace Prize? Are you having a laugh? Not broadcast] Manchester
26 Nov 2007
GEORGE GALLOWAY: No, seriously, you are as important as you think you are Not broadcast] Manchester
26 Nov 2007
MR. & MRS. HITLER: You can never give your child too much Sunny Delight Manchester
26 Nov 2007
MAHATMA GHANDI: When the troops turn up, let 'em have it Not broadcast] Manchester
26 Nov 2007
MR. BRYANT in 1666: Good news, Mr. May - we've sold our first box of matches to that baker's shop in Pudding Lane Manchester
26 Nov 2007
WILLIAM TELL: A blindfold would make it so much more fun Not broadcast] Manchester
26 Nov 2007
THE PILGRIM FATHERS: Well, let's start a new country. I mean, what harm can it do? Manchester
26 Nov 2007
EVE: Well, if you can't trust a talking snake, who can you trust? Not broadcast] Manchester
26 Nov 2007
MARK THOMPSON: Pay Jonathan whatever he likes - we can afford it Not broadcast] Manchester
26 Nov 2007
MRS. NOAH: Hey, Noah, you can stop that building - Michael Fish says it's going to be fine for 40 days ISIHAC 9, Side 1
VAN GOGH: I'm thinking of getting a Walkman ISIHAC 9, Side 1
KING HAROLD: Right men, we're going into this with our eyes wide open ISIHAC 9, Side 1
GOLIATH: Come on son, give us your best shot ISIHAC 9, Side 1
SIR CLIVE SINCLAIR: If you like the Sinclair C4, wait till you see the next one ISIHAC 9, Side 1
PRINCESS ANNE: Oh what a sweet little puppy. I think I'll have that one ISIHAC 9, Side 1
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON: When it's safe, I'll wave my arm and give you the wink ISIHAC 9, Side 1
JUDAS ESCARIOT: Remember guys, the one I greet with a kiss, you do the strip-a-gram on ISIHAC 9, Side 1
QUASIMODO: No, seriously, how do I look? ISIHAC 9, Side 1
JOHN LOGIE BAIRD: ...and the really good thing about it is it'll take the public's mind off gardening and decorating ISIHAC 9, Side 1
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