Discussion in 'Olympics 2012' started by Corax, Aug 5, 2012.
So why are you pointing out they're brown?
cos he's being a dick and rather than admit her was wrong he's going to play this out like he was just trolling.
Is there anything wrong with pointing out that they're brown?
Maybe your news presenters feel less constrained about making fun of the names of the British brown athletes?
Is there anything wrong with pointing out funny/cool names?
How is saying a name is brilliant making fun?
I was watching a britsh sports presenter interviewing Usain Bolt. All of a sudden, the presenter started singing 'Everything's Gonna Be Alright' by Bob Marley, getting Bolt to sing along. I mean, What The Fuck?
It's like a white british person wins something, and the sportscaster goads them into a chorus of "I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts"
What is brilliant about Johnson-Thompson?
You don't even know the title to the song
I didn't say her name was brilliant. I said Perri had a brilliant name. I said Johnson-Thompson was a funny name
I think you're purposely trying to wind me up aren't you
Even so: did you catch what I was talking about?
No; I'm more pissed at revol saying I'm somehow trolling.
Yes I know what you're trying to get at, but I think most Jamaicans would know Bob Marley and the song. I have no idea who sang I've Got a Lovely Bunch and I wouldn't know the words, so it would be pretty pointless
Maybe the presenter was just trying to be down with the yoot and helping him celebrate Jamaican independence
You're not picking on me, you'd have said the same to whoever started the thread.
Yes, I saw that. Why did you delete it?
I'm sure lots of people know the song. But what's the point of getting Bolt to sing a song from three decades ago?
Because I realized it wasn't you started the thread.
I'd imagine you'd have heard a lot of Bob Marley recently
Me? I heard it tons when it came out and I bought the albums. Nowadays, maybe as much as I hear the Rolling Stones or Journey when I'm out in public.
Well bearing in mind it was the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence, I'm surprised you've not heard more
As an aside I was more entertained by her lovely Liverpudlian accent. I don't hear them much.
But... he had just won a footrace. Ask him about running.
Not: yah, black mon: Jamaica mon! Rasta! Evey-ting, gonna be awright!
You do have a point here Johnny IMO. It is cringeworthy at best.
When I was travelling in Jamaica it was painful to watch tourists do this too.
Same as anyone putting on accents or trying to act cool. Presenter probably lives in a nice rich white part of London
Katharina Molitor - German javelin lady. MOLITOR.
On a related note, there's a Dutch footballer called Sjoerd Ars playing for Chinese side Tianjin Teda.
I heard some pundits talking about a British sailing competitor called Bart Simpson.
I've just looked him up and he's actually Andrew Simpson and Bart is his nickname.
Nope, simply the puerile delight of the way her name sounds/feels when you say it out loud.
As others have pointed out, the name I started this thread with is a GB athlete with a fairly common UK set of names - just in a combination that I found amusing. Not in a nasty sneering way, just in a silly giggling way. The same way that you might make fun of a friend's name, if you knew they wouldn't take offence at it.
So it's not about "laughing at foreigners' names" at all.
But even if it was, is that actually such a heinous crime when it's not accompanied by any other subtext?
If my name translated into "flacid willy" in Russian, would there be anything wrong with a Russian giggling at it? I don't think so, and I'd not be upset if they did - as long as it was in a friendly way, not a nasty sneering way.
Separate names with a comma.