This Week -Bongo Bongo Land SPecial + Win A Bongo
‘People who make no noise are dangerous’ – Jean de la Fontaine
- “Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.” – Mark Twain
“How we can possibly be giving a billion pounds a month when we’re in this sort of debt to bongo bongo land is completely beyond me.”
“Speaking to ITV’s Daybreak programme he insisted the phrase was not racist as a bongo is a type of antelope, so he was simply referring to a land of the antelopes.
“If anybody would care to take a look at the Oxford dictionary this morning, they would find ‘bongo’ is a white antelope that lives in the forest,” he said.
He added: “There is no connotation of racism about whatsoever. ‘Bongo Land’ is the land of the antelope.” Geoffrey Bloom
But the interviewer, Kate Garraway, interjected: “You weren’t talking about a white antelope were you?”
Bloom replied: “The point I’m making is some people have interpreted it as a a racist remark, but there is no evidence in any dictionary at all that it implies racism.”
But Bloom’s explanation is a little unconvincing, given that the online Oxford definition is “a forest antelope that has a chestnut coat with narrow white vertical stripes, native to central Africa.” Jonathan Paige
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Note the stunning artwork for This Week from our inhouse bongo resident… let us know how many Geoff heads you see in the picture and we’ll send you a bongo… yes really. Best answer and comment below wins a bongo in honour of Geoff… god bless im!
Can’t believe I forgot World Cat Day till the very last minute… shame on me!
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I just have to ask…. why?