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National Treasure - I don't think so

(32 Posts)
shandi6570 Mon 10-Oct-16 18:02:02

Am I alone in hating this new fashion of calling well known personalities a 'National Treasure'. Where has this awful phrase come from and how and why do celebrities become so called?

The last straw for me is seeing Ed Balls called this just because he doesn't mind making a fool of himself on Strictly. Yes, I admire his guts for appearing on the show, but I'm sure he is enjoying the fame and money that comes with it.

However, that is it, he hasn't done anything to make a difference to our Nation, well not as far as dancing is concerned and I won't go into his politic career.

Am I missing something or AIBU? confused

vampirequeen Thu 13-Oct-16 15:31:50

So if we think of Terry Wogan, Ronnie Corbett and David Bowie as national treasures does that mean that short, witty, face painted Irishmen are emblematic of our nations identity. That says a lot about British culture grin

rosesarered Thu 13-Oct-16 15:34:15

I would have a drink, any day with a short, witty, face painted

petra Thu 13-Oct-16 20:54:37

Roses lol.
Did anyone see the series 'National Treasure' on channel 4 with Robbie Coltrane? That national treasure was hiding a very nasty dark side.

vampirequeen Fri 14-Oct-16 09:49:53

rosesarered....Me too but would that person truly be emblematic of our national identity lol.

Mary59nana Fri 14-Oct-16 16:15:05

The late Thora Hird now she wa what I would call a national treasure her acting was just brilliant timing to a tee also her one liner were so funny loved her in old movies and in loving memory and last of the summer wine.

Daisyanswerdo Sat 15-Oct-16 16:57:05

Didn't Julian Clary call himself a 'national trinket'? There's a sense of humour.