Here are a few more ‘howlers’ from “F in Exams” by Richard Benson. This time from geography exams.
Q: Explain what is meant by ‘pastoral farming’
A: It’s a farm run by vicars.
Q: Explain the word ‘migration’
A: Migration is a very bad headache.
Q: What are inhabitants of Moscow called?
Q: What is the name of the highest peak in the Alps?
A: The highest mountain in the Alps is called Blanc Mange.
Q: How high is Mount Everest?
A: It depends how much snow fall it has has since it was last measured.
Q: The race of people called Malays come from which country?