the Pedant’s Revolt

From a pedant.

I must give up watching TV quiz shows, because I end up shouting in annoyance at the screen.

Yesterday on “The Chase”:

Question: “During which war was the Special Boat Service created?”

Answer: “WW2” – “Correct”

Actually, wrong.  The Special Boat Section was created in 1940.  The Special Boat Squadron was created in 1977 and the Special Boat Service in 1987, during the Laos-Thailand Border War.

A TV advertisement competition broadcast today required the single word (sic) answer “Windsor Castle”.

And to cap it all I spent over half an hour this morning trying to work out an unsolvable “cross-sum” puzzle on my tablet, wherein the numbers 1-9 must be put into a grid to make 6 correct calculations.  The result required,  and checked with the official answer, included the calculation “1+6/3=2”.

is it just me?