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Silliest names in the Olympics

Discussion in 'Olympics 2012' started by Corax, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    So why are you pointing out they're brown? :confused:
     
  2. revol68

    revol68 what, fucking what?

    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.
     
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  3. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Is there anything wrong with pointing out that they're brown?
     
  4. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Maybe your news presenters feel less constrained about making fun of the names of the British brown athletes?
     
  5. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Is there anything wrong with pointing out funny/cool names?
     
  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    How is saying a name is brilliant making fun?
     
  7. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    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" :facepalm:
     
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  8. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    What is brilliant about Johnson-Thompson?
     
  9. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    You don't even know the title to the song :facepalm:
     
  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    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 :hmm:
     
  11. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Even so: did you catch what I was talking about?
     
  12. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    No; I'm more pissed at revol saying I'm somehow trolling.
     
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  13. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

  14. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    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 :p

    Maybe the presenter was just trying to be down with the yoot and helping him celebrate Jamaican independence ;)
     
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  15. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    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?
     
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  16. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  17. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Because I realized it wasn't you started the thread. :oops:
     
  18. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I'd imagine you'd have heard a lot of Bob Marley recently
     
  19. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  20. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I see
     
  21. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Well bearing in mind it was the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence, I'm surprised you've not heard more
     
  22. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    As an aside I was more entertained by her lovely Liverpudlian accent. I don't hear them much.
     
  23. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    But... he had just won a footrace. Ask him about running.

    Not: yah, black mon: Jamaica mon! Rasta! Evey-ting, gonna be awright!
     
  24. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    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. :facepalm:
     
  25. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Same as anyone putting on accents or trying to act cool. Presenter probably lives in a nice rich white part of London
     
  26. mattie

    mattie missing in inaction

    Robbie Grabarz.
     
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  27. copliker

    copliker ...

    Katharina Molitor - German javelin lady. MOLITOR.

    On a related note, there's a Dutch footballer called Sjoerd Ars playing for Chinese side Tianjin Teda.
     
  28. Maggot

    Maggot MES missing message

    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. :(
     
  29. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    Nope, simply the puerile delight of the way her name sounds/feels when you say it out loud.
     
  30. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    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.
     
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