an idiot? How dare you? No, it's the film people who are the idiots. See, in the first few 007
books (yes, like so many other things they were books first, and a lot better in that form, too...), Bond would usually ask for a martini "Stirred, not shaken". This was thought to be the epitome of cool back in the early Sixties
. But somehow Cubby Broccoli
or someone else on the film crew switched it around.
Please remember, this is the man who once identified a Russian spy simply by the fact that the man ordered the wrong wine with his fish (From Russia With Love). Obviously not a man to get confused about how to make a drink.