Just when we thought the Christmas party-slash-quiz allegations couldn’t get any worse, the team names for the battle of wits and general knowledge have been revealed – and of course, they’re absolutely terrible.

The punny teams were unveiled in the latest article from The Mirror, who first broke the news that Boris Johnson hosted a round of the quiz in Downing Street in December last year.

They had pictures too, showing the prime minister next to two aides, at a time when strict rules around mixing with others outside their own household were in place.

Number 10 has said it was a “virtual quiz”, but that “those who were in the office” may have taken part “virtually from their desks”.

Now, The Mirror reports the HR lead in Downing Street told participants to “go out the back”, and that quiz team names included the likes of ‘Professor Quiz Whitty’, ‘Next Slide Please’ and ‘The Six Masketeers’.

Others referenced key political slogans, such as ‘Hands, Face, First Place’ and ‘No Team Name Is Better Than A Bad Team Name’.

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Given the severity of the allegation of a rule-breaking Christmas quiz, many weren’t impressed by the officials’ attempts at wise wordplay:

Meanwhile some people admitted they actually found them to be “superb” team names:

What we’re left wondering now is who got the booby prize…

Matt Hancock?

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