1. I hate the noone cares comments too ( apparently they care enough to get mad over it) but even more so the responses about time. "I am a fetus that has been born yet and finished with 3 hours to spare! " etc. Extremely childish (more so since it is often adults responding to a 11 yo that is genuinly proud.)
2. there are indeed people that feel the need to brag or assert their superiority of some kind. But, and this may be hard to understand, not everyone that post how well or fast they were do it to brag. Some are just happy or proud. Braggers want a reaction (even if it is internal with the other party, they want the others to feel something or think something about them after their comment) for others posting their time is just a personal yay. so simply sharing their thoughts. (like you would when you take a shot with a basketball, yay or damn. Bragging: pff I cant believe someone actually could miss it is so easy.)
3. phrasing makes a lot of difference especially to distinguish braggers from sharers. Especially when there is no intonation or facial expression. And some people simply have a better understanding how certain words or phrasing would sit with others. So besides intention, there is delivery. So if phrases are written in a way that usually only braggers use, it is hard to distguish someone who really didnt mean to brag from a bragger.
In kalbahamut's case, I think what set people off was that he stated it as fact. which seem to imply that there is something wrong with people that wouldnt get these. Using a different way of phrasing might have set people off less. Then again I do think in this particular case it mattered who it was aswell. The exact same comment made by someone else wouldnt have caused such big reactions.
Personally I think the comment is in a grey area, the way it is phrased could ve been meant either way. But is not overtly bragging
Dont ask me the order (all I remember is local in elementary school and romans in middle school)> I didnt take history as a subject so had it only in primary school and the first year of high/middle school. I think that corresponds to 3th grade up to 7th grade. but maybe only the last two years of primary school, really cant remember anything below those (and really only the last one)
Ow yea napolean.. cause pyramids romans and stoneage were stuff that would ve interested me anyway, but I am sure I wouldnt have looked up napoleon as an 8 yo, so I must been taught about that one.
Might be silly, but only NOW I realise you might have misread it as sir. I allready thought miss was a strange counterpart of sire...
(like; you had a lot of beers... "no I didnt, I only had 12 beers and also one coca cola!")
History (after the 15th century) Isnt my thing. History/polictics and sports ( unless it is a general description, like which sport has penalties) ore my worst quiz subjects.
Best is science and words. (And I think in english science includes biology and nature right? And maths, for me science means formulas and experiments, so basicly physics and chemistry.)