Skip to comments.Twitter Backlash for People Who Did Not Know ‘Titanic’ Was Real
Posted on 04/13/2012 9:56:24 PM PDT by grundle
The social news-sharing site Reddit has a knack for exposing people and situations. The latest topic of discussion to generate controversy is a series of tweets from people who did not know that the sinking of the Titanic was a real historical event.
Apparently, an entire generation of people associate "Titanic" with the Hollywood blockbuster starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Here is the disambiguation for you. The RMS Titanic sank April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg. The tragedy is considered one of the deadliest of peacetime maritime disasters. More than 1,500 people died.
"Titanic" the film was released December 19, 1997, and was an instant success. It became the highest-grossing film of all time for 12 years, until "Avatar" debuted in 2009.
For all the history buffs reading this, the next couple of sentences may be too painful to contemplate. A couple of the tweets from the uninformed read, "Nobody told me titanic was real? How am I just finding this out?" Another tweet read, "Guys, the Titanic was real! #mindblown."
Most people aware of the existence of the RMS Titanic are in disbelief. One such person tweeted, "The ignorance is astounding." Another person said he was "weeping for the future" at finding out that so many young people are unfamiliar with such a well-known fact.
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Largest maritime loss of life in the US?
For more detail than that, I'd have to look it up...
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Sure do, I incorporate his material, (along with other sources) into what I teach. :)
Like I said, I have an excellent boss. :D
Thank you. I’ll do that. Sounds like something she’d watch many times.
Thank you for the Titanic pings and for this movie reminder, re_nortex! I've got our DVR set for the movie, tonight on Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
This is just too painful to even read...those poor ignorant fools who “teach” our children history and geography should be put out of our misery, and the public schools and given a job where they can’t hurt anyone but themselves. Making marshmallow by hand...maybe.
Do you suppose this means that World War II really happened, too?
Years ago, I was showing my daughter pictures of my mother and father along with others from the rest of my family that constituted 5 generations of inhabitants of Cobb County Georgia.
We came upon a picture of my mother and father on a boat in Germany. A little preface here. My father served in the AAC in the Med, Siciliy and in the Battle of Rome according to his DD214. He enlisted in 1939 because he was from a sharecropper family in SC (Clinton) having only got through grade 5, and this was a step up for him. He was with the AAC through VE day and was part of the Occupation Forces in Germany (Frankfurt) on through 1949. Along the way, he was transferred to the AF in 1947.
This picture was of him and my mother (who he’d been lucky enough to have join him) on Hitler’s former yacht on the Rhein River that had been turned into a floating restaurant.
My daughter asked, “Where is this?”
I said “Hitler’s Yacht”
She said, “Who’s Hitler”.....
That is when I knew we have enemies running our schools.
Here is a sine of 46 degrees.
(What do I get?)
And this is a big surprise because?
Twits can be generally assumed to vote for Obama. After hydrogen, ignorance is the most abundant thing in the universe.
I’ll have to tell you about the time I rode in the Ruby Yacht of Victor Kiam.
Conversation from 2 days ago:
A friend of mine just got back from 85 days in Nigeria. We were sitting down at the marina having a cold beer talking about it. A guy that was sitting close asked what country Nigeria was in. Before my friend could answer, his wife chimed in that it was a state in Africa.
She told him that Africa was like the United States, a country comprised of many different states. My friend responded. He said, "Ok, my wife thinks that Africa is a country. It is time for us to go home."
And in the “Mass Killings” category there is always the Bath School Bombing from 1927.
Actually, that describes him pretty well.
He saw no need for learning geography, or any subject other than sports and Accounting. Accounting he needed to know to graduate and find work. Sports was for fun.
Everything else was unnecessary to him.
Was Victor Omar’s Cousin?
I can one up everyone here, I work for an international freight forwarder. We move freight in cargo containers world wide. Most of the young kids who come to work don’t know the difference between Australia and Austria. We’re now in the process of training the entire team as to what countries are in Asia as opposed to Europe etc. It’s pathetic how these kids have no knowledge of geography, history, spelling or know how to construct a simple sentence without it reading like a text message. Most are simply illiterate and can barely speak English and they were all born here! I’ve even had to explain to a team lead what communism is. It’s like hiring kindergarten students but we pay crap so this is what we end up with!