@The Chosen, I can guarantee that if this was a BBC poll of the British general public, as they usually are, then probably a good 95% would have no idea who he is.
but indeed people often seem to think the two are interchangeable or at least "invented" at the same time
(maybe you just glanced the comment and the IN in invented threw you off, assuming he was was saying something about the internet? )
Anyway, yes, he is in fact legit as a "great briton", even though he's not very famous nowadays... History is not always fair... the same holds for Whittle for example.
what the hell?
...what's with Elton John and Alfred Hitchcock????
and yes I know Diana worked with charities and such. So what? If your job is being royalty how else are you going to spend your time? You don't have to actually work.
Diana - famous for marrying a royal, didn’t have to work so chose to devote her time to charity work (not saying she should be on the list over other Brits but that doesn’t diminish the good she did).
Paris and Kim - also don’t have to work but spend their time doing..... well, I’m not quite sure. Using up valuable oxygen that could be better used elsewhere???
And yes, before you ask, I’m a Brit and a royalist 😉
But really how can anyone be truly surprised about that. It is not a new thing that some people that have hardly any skill accomplishment or contribution to their name are popular.
( kind of getting tired of this is an outrage comments... yeahyeah we know... move on...)
Very odd definition of great some people have.
To anyone who thinks referenda (or even democracy) are a good idea, how can you entrust decisions to people who think Princess Diana contributed more to history than Newton or Shakespeare?
I mean, come on! For a hyphen?!?
But Guy Fawkes? Oliver Cromwell? Henry VIII? Enoch Powell?
I don't want to be over simplistic . . . but these were bad people! Murderers and racists.
I get these lists are basically popularity contests, but were some voters just trolling? Or do they think genocide, misogyny, and prejudice make Britain great?
2) This is a list compiled by the BBC, not Quizmaster. You can find the people here.
3) There are 2 non-British people on this list: Bob Geldof and Bono, that are both Irish.
What is Enoch Powell doing on this list? Crawford, Boy George is amusing but Powell being on the list is just plain offensive.