Dara Ó Briain On Why We Ruin EVERYTHING For Kids | CROWD TICKLER | Universal Comedy

16 aug. 2020
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The Maths genius and Mock The Week presenter Dara Ó Briain discusses teaching the alphabet to kids with unrealistic words for their vocabulary.
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  • "oh Jesus a cow! Baaaa!" 😆😂🤣

    Eamon AhernEamon Ahern2 maanden geleden
  • xenon

    Jason WilliamsJason Williams2 maanden geleden
  • my housemate was sitting reading to my son out of his school book while i was cooking dinner (it had no words, you have to make the story yourself) and all of a sudden i hear "Existential squirrel sat next to the xenophobic hedgehog" i was like WHAAAAAT? she said he needs a larger vocabulary. this video reminded me of it and I agree with starting off with the easy stuff sure but its amazing to hear kids come out with actual intelligence.

    DaisyTwitch WhiteDaisyTwitch White4 maanden geleden
  • I made two alternative alphabet teaching tools. First is a gifted children alphabet which has a 5 syllable minimum and a very simple zyx-song, so you can learn the alphabet backwards. It's on youtube, the one with the singing hamsters.

    Snoep AnimatieSnoep Animatie4 maanden geleden
  • Xanthan gum.Yeah,I know,two words.

    Jacqueline ReedJacqueline Reed4 maanden geleden
  • Xenophobia actually appears in the ABCs of Brexit

    James McCormickJames McCormick4 maanden geleden
    • G is for “Go back to your country!”

      XxBibbz xXXxBibbz xX4 maanden geleden
  • X is for XMEN.

    Bad DogBad Dog4 maanden geleden
  • It should be xanax

    ghost 847ghost 8474 maanden geleden
  • I think the elbows-off thing is partially just because of table etiquette, which is a so-so reason in of itself, but I think the real reason is to prevent people from leaning on their arms at the table, which you could only do if you had elbows on it to act as support for the head.

    FalloutJackFalloutJack4 maanden geleden
  • I thought I was doing great coming up with xenophobia.

    Mark DuranteMark Durante4 maanden geleden
  • When I was 9 my class did a history topic on the vikings and we spent weeks making this viking long boat out of cardboard and each table had to paint a shield for this boat and at the end of term we had a day where we all dressed up as vikings then at the end of the day the whole year group marched this long boat we had each helped make with a scarecrow inside and we sat as far away as we could get from the boat on the football field and the teachers SET THE LONG BOAT ON FIRE! Its a memory I will never forget

    Rowan is onlineRowan is online4 maanden geleden
  • Terry Pratchett's "Where's My Cow".

    Sven SvensonSven Svenson4 maanden geleden
  • Another X word: Xanthan gum

    Marjorie SchreursMarjorie Schreurs4 maanden geleden
  • The music video to Cardiac Arrest by Madness is why xylophones will always be cool.

    Snuggles McSquishbottomSnuggles McSquishbottom4 maanden geleden
  • The BnP ABC

    Lewis AshallLewis Ashall4 maanden geleden
  • Didn't elbows off the table originate because of sailors? On ships, they had to hold the table steady with their elbows or something, and when they did it back on the mainland, the upper class got up and mighty about it

    Kirsty MackKirsty Mack4 maanden geleden
  • Reminded me of an episode of Drop the Dead Donkey, where a sweep stake is being held on the first letter of the first word that George says when he gets back to the office, the winner had chosen X, having previously left an ad saying Xylophone for sale on his desk

    JohnJohn4 maanden geleden
  • Elbows of the table comes from the Normans the tables where tressal tables with boards resting on A Frame legs and it would tip up if you rested on it with your elbows and became over time part of manners

    Suzanne Tompsett-InceSuzanne Tompsett-Ince4 maanden geleden
  • Mum: "elbows off the table honey" Me: "you can make a religion out of this"

    kevinbrendan 07kevinbrendan 074 maanden geleden
  • If you had the scientology abc you could have xenu.

    thedarkness111thedarkness1114 maanden geleden
    • I mean you could also just have xenophilia in stead, for a bit more positivity. It isn't as funny, though.

      Ze RubenatorZe Rubenator4 maanden geleden
  • I always thought that the elbows off the table thing was to seem less desperately hungry, so associated with classism.

    JoRiver11JoRiver114 maanden geleden
  • 20 second ad, pushing it

    Stephen PowerStephen Power5 maanden geleden
  • There is another X he could use. Xenomorph.

    Jay VarrowJay Varrow5 maanden geleden
    • Just shows the baby ripping out of the ribcage

      Mathius EdenMathius Eden4 maanden geleden
    • nomo lun and just tell them as well welp if you meet them ever just swear at your friends

      Rc Angel and DemonRc Angel and Demon4 maanden geleden
    • @Snoep Animatie I'd love to see a picture book that could give a clear & unambiguous image of xenon.

      Seb EdwardsSeb Edwards4 maanden geleden
    • @Snoep Animatie - Fair, although it's the same etymology.

      Small PseudonymSmall Pseudonym4 maanden geleden
    • Dara knows all about xenon. The noble gas that will sedate or asphyxiate you when it is pure enough and can support a plasma arc. He's a science nerd like me, only funny.

      Snoep AnimatieSnoep Animatie4 maanden geleden
  • nlworld.info/key/video/26ubhtWpiWegj4g

    Sam CoupéSam Coupé5 maanden geleden
  • A is for Apartheid B is for Britain for the British 😂

    Daniel Eduardo MoarDaniel Eduardo Moar5 maanden geleden
    • Yeah... me neither. Even we arent that bad

      Book ReaderBook Reader4 maanden geleden
    • M is for Moose Limb N is for… um… …no, I can’t think of a word beginning with N

      The Duke of KidderminsterThe Duke of Kidderminster4 maanden geleden
    • K is for KKK L is for Leave means leave

      Jasper McCarthyJasper McCarthy4 maanden geleden
    • I is for indentured servitude J is for jackboots

      JoRiver11JoRiver114 maanden geleden
    • E is for eugenics f if the foreigners

      J SparkJ Spark5 maanden geleden
  • I have heard teachers complain about parents who didn`t eaven bother to toilet train their kids never mind the alphabet.

    Mathew RitchieMathew Ritchie5 maanden geleden
    • This is true, I've heard the same, and even kids without properly taught speech by school age! Shocking parenting.

      Glen GrahamGlen Graham5 maanden geleden
  • Love his frustration

    martini668martini6685 maanden geleden
  • Not a Thompson Twins fan then...

    Sarit AlonySarit Alony5 maanden geleden
  • I just learned the elbows thing is from ye oldy times when tables were just boards resting on blocks, so elbows on the table would cause it to tip over.

    Alessandro GiovannoneAlessandro Giovannone5 maanden geleden
    • I’ve seen a modern table where it had one centre column/trunk thing rather than individual legs brake when someone suddenly lent on their elbows

      emily collinsemily collins5 maanden geleden
  • X is for Xanax

    William PearsonWilliam Pearson5 maanden geleden
    • X is for. Xenomorph

      martini668martini6685 maanden geleden
  • if X is for xenophobia , Y is for Yahoo, and Z is for zealot

    t Kt K5 maanden geleden
  • And this is why my brother got kicked out of class when he raised his hand and said Christopher Columbus did bad things. The teachers just weren’t prepared to explain that to the rest of the elementary school class, so their response? “That’s not true!” Him; “But that’s what it says in my book.” So he got sent to the office...for being smarter than the curriculum.

    Norm RayosNorm Rayos5 maanden geleden
    • Same lol 😂 I got sent to the office for saying that he didn’t discover America because people were already living here

      stephanie Marquezstephanie Marquez4 maanden geleden
    • @Dark Cyan That's fabulous! Two thumbs up for your parents.

      Jacqueline ReedJacqueline Reed4 maanden geleden
    • @Tunti Turpaan I feel like it's not a these days issue. It's always been this way. The system hasn't seemed to fundamentally change that much.

      Georga SeebalackGeorga Seebalack4 maanden geleden
    • @Dark Cyan the correct response as a parent.

      Georga SeebalackGeorga Seebalack4 maanden geleden
    • And then everybody clapped?

      thedarkness111thedarkness1114 maanden geleden
  • Elbows of the table became a thing simply because rich people were embarrased if thier tables/ floors were a bit 'wonky' and by putting your elbows on the table was the surest way to shake the table abrubtly.

    gryphonberlingryphonberlin5 maanden geleden
    • You can easily pull your shoulder back along the posterior plane with the ligaments and tendons that connect the scapula and collarbone and ribcage, and then rotate the arm just at the socket joint without bringing the shoulder forward.

      Rachel ChildsRachel Childs2 maanden geleden
    • @Eira Gardner not with your shoulders back. Shoulders.

      Adam PorterAdam Porter4 maanden geleden
    • Adam Porter you know amazingly I'm able to move my arms when I have my back straight. The human body is crazy like that

      Eira GardnerEira Gardner4 maanden geleden
    • @Eira Gardner not possible. With your back straight your shoulders back your elbows are by your side. So stop slouching and put your shoulders back!

      Adam PorterAdam Porter4 maanden geleden
    • Adam Porter I'm a tall person (184cm) and my elbows reach the table when I'm not slouching on I'd say probably 80% of tables

      Eira GardnerEira Gardner4 maanden geleden
  • X-ray technician? I'm fairly sure they're called radiographers. 😂😂

    31tomcat31tomcat5 maanden geleden
    • Yes but that doesn’t begin with X so the joke wouldn’t work. :-)

      Rowan AboatRowan Aboat5 maanden geleden
  • 'Elbows off the table'... This promotes good posture -- creating more attractive persons! --It makes a man's shoulders appear broader and his chest more muscular. For women: It lifts their chin, elongates their neck and makes their breasts seem more volumptuous. :-O Go to a high-class restaurant and you'll see what I mean: Seated in a fast food joint, bent over the table, those are not the most attractive persons... However, step into a fine restaurant, you will see persons - heads held hight - lifting the food up to their mouths rather than shoveling it in from underneath! --It makes a difference in how you judge persons. (Even subconsciously!) :-O --But especially to those of us who have been taught to notice these characteristics. :-) It designates those persons who care enough about themselves to want to be taken seriously and want to look their best, rather than those who simply do not care. --Which person do you think will be hired for the position? --The ones who care enough to try or those who don't put forth that little bit of extra effort?

    chivalryalivechivalryalive5 maanden geleden
    • @Small Pseudonym --and Oh, my! Have I ever soared with my privilege! :-O

      chivalryalivechivalryalive4 maanden geleden
    • ​@chivalryalive - For someone who grew up with the English language and takes pride in your well-heeled provenance, you sure didn't seem to learn how to use the language. It's like reading a 6th-grader's homework. "Well manored," "volumptuous" "put forth my best demeanor" "heads held hight" etc. Your grasp of spelling and semantic meanings are tenuous at best. It's no wonder you place so much emphasis on meaningless signifiers of privilege and have such pride in things you have never done. You're not that bright. Your privilege is all you have.

      Small PseudonymSmall Pseudonym4 maanden geleden
    • @chivalryalive That's because you're used to the learned behaviours. You noticed a difference between yourself and the people in the diners you mentioned previously. That's because you learned different behaviour to them. You learned these behaviours since birth, like you just said. BTW, you probably meant "Manners", not "Manors". I'm just explaining to you why you behave and sit/stand/move the way you do. It's because you were taught. It didn't come naturally. You learned it from these millionaires.

      DemonmixerDemonmixer5 maanden geleden
    • @Demonmixer Ha-ha-ha... "Learned behaviors"... Buddy, I grew up surrounded by millionaires my entire life. I don't know what socio /economic bracket you were raised... but this is simple upbringing for me! I live in U.S.A. I was taught to speak the English language since kindergarten... Just like in my home. -- I was raised with proper manors and other similar behaviors since birth. There is nothing strange or foreign about them to me at all.

      chivalryalivechivalryalive5 maanden geleden
    • @chivalryalive You've got used to a learned behaviour and now routinely do it. It's not really natural; you learned these behaviours to blend in.

      DemonmixerDemonmixer5 maanden geleden
  • And frankly, that's how religions get started! TFN! (top notch!)

    bournemouthisshitbournemouthisshit5 maanden geleden
  • Just as important as apple, ball or cat.... A wee scenario oozes to mind!

    bournemouthisshitbournemouthisshit5 maanden geleden
  • Superstitious me is willing to be comment th*rt**n because I'm viewer #769!!!

    MarkDavidson / M__ZIME - GB&NIMarkDavidson / M__ZIME - GB&NI5 maanden geleden
  • I have never seen a Naughty Tree.!!!

    Kyle WilliamsKyle Williams5 maanden geleden
  • Elbows on means more weigh... Don't brake the table. Lol

    timothy rookledgetimothy rookledge5 maanden geleden
    • also if it is a board on a trestle then elbows on would lead to tipping the table into your lap

      t Kt K5 maanden geleden
  • Die anyone else get crazy conspiracy adds before this video? The ad was Like "Bill Gates made Corona" what a load of bullshit

    & SchmolliScholle& SchmolliScholle5 maanden geleden
  • The reason for elbows of the table is due to the fact of some/most (even now) dining tables have a central part that holds up the table e.g. extenders, rather than corner legs (which are very annoying if anyone wants to sit at the dining table due to corner legs being in the way). So if you lean on the table not just are you putting stress on the table due to it being held up in the centre, meaning it'll have a shorter life, you are unbalancing the table, meaning stuff could fall over.

    We say no to pay to winWe say no to pay to win5 maanden geleden
    • 'Elbows off the table'... This promotes good posture in people -- creating more attractive persons! --It makes a man's shoulders appear broader and his chest more muscular. For women: It lifts their chin, elongates their neck and makes their breasts appear more volumptuous. :-O

      chivalryalivechivalryalive5 maanden geleden
    • @Jesse H. I was referring to modern usage, in the way it is still important not to put your elbows on tables now. If you want the etymology, it goes back to Medieval times were the tables were made from trestles and if you put your elbows on the table, it could collapse.

      We say no to pay to winWe say no to pay to win5 maanden geleden
    • It's an interesting theory, but I'm not convinced it'd hold up if you keep going back far enough. Sure, maybe that was the reason our grandparents had (and it's a decent reason, all-told), but our grandparents didn't come up with "elbows off the table." In fact it probably goes back to the 'proper' table manners that were adhered to religiously by the upper and aristocratic classes of the Europe of old - maybe even back to the Dark Ages, I'd wager. Back then a table in a Lord's home was a piece of bespoke _craftsmanship_ - something made by someone who was a master of their craft (nothing less will do for his lordship). I question whether the aristocracy would develop such an inconvenient tactic just for the purpose of extending table lifespan. ... especially when you consider the myriad other 'traditional', otherwise-purposeless rules of decorum that attended meals in the homes of the wealthy. Honestly every second of a meal was dictated by traditions, from which side of the bowl to scrape up your soup spoon, to how many pieces to cut a meatball into. Of course, I've done no research for this comment and I could very well be mistaken.

      Jesse H.Jesse H.5 maanden geleden
  • Farage has that version of that book for his kids...

    Declan McArdleDeclan McArdle5 maanden geleden
    • @S * Someone's got to, since his mother clearly didn't.

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