Further evidence, as if it’s really needed, that the statement, “I studied English at Cambridge” actually means “I’m a thick toff who’s been taught by idiots”.
In order to get on down wit da kids daddio and demonstrate their up-to-the-minute cultural studies cred, the ‘elite’ literary academics of Cambridge set this year’s ‘elite’ English scholars a practical criticism exercise for their exams using the lyrics of Amy Winehouse’s Love is a Losing Game.
Here’s some of the lyrics the elite scholars were given:
Self professed and profound
Tilter tips were down
Know you’re a gambling man
Love is a loosing hand
No doubt some of the ‘elite’ scholars spotted the fact that their ‘elite’ academics can’t spell ‘losing’ and are right now scratching their heads and wondering who the fuck’s been teaching them for the last three years.
But I wonder how many realised there’s no such word as tilter? The line should of course read “‘Til the chips were down”.
Ho, ho, ho …