What a brilliant video! Amazing to see kids opinions in a time when travel was limited, the media was filtered & the internet was decades away!
A time when kids from London thought French people ate Spaghetti Bolognese & snails legs & were a little bit darker than us!!!!
Munson — just because you don’t get it doesn’t mean you get to decide what or what doesn’t fit into the mix here at ACL. If you want to be editorial director, I suggest you start your own blog. In the meantime leave it to me to decide what I find amusing and worthy of ACL. -MW
Does anyone else find that either children in 1967 were more intelligent + perceptive or are the Brits more intelligent + perceptive, in general? I’ll have to look for an American version from that era… anyhow my point being that I doubt you’d get such interesting response from kids nowadays.
Excellent. Very interesting. I found it funny how many of us Americans love to visit France and Europe or at least dream of visiting just once in our life, then these British children go across the channel and come back less than impressed and seemily disappointed.
Growing up in the 1970s our family had a related LP called “Children Talking.” We listened to it incessantly and incorporated lines and accents from it into our daily language — lines like “They didn’t have none in just yet” or “Here, take this chair, it only has three legs but it’ll do you” or from the boy who didn’t like being in hospital because there was “a wasp in me lettuce and a slug in me trifle.”
Someone has kindly posted the recordings on YouTube so if you like this I recommend that too. Cheers.