Often stated as the reason why the Irish
have failed to conquer the world
. In the 70s, the English had Alvin "You must be out of your tiny mind" Stardust
and his Green Cross Code
. It was short, concise and easily memorable
. It went:
- Look left
- Look right
- Look left again
You then crossed, presumably only if you didn't see any cars speeding towards you.
Ireland had a slighly ropier version. It was hosted by Judge, the dog from Wanderly Wagon (sort of a cross between The Magic Roundabout and Saturday Night Live), and was a bit more, er, thorough:
This is why most Irish people never left their housing estates until they were 16.