Urban v's the Commentariat

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Belushi, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Following on from the now locked Callinicos/Penny thread and the moved Commentating on the Commentariat thread :facepalm:

    I still think we can do this! A bunfight free thread for commentating on the latest offerings from our favourite columnists.
  2. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Best of luck mate
  3. Delroy Booth

    Delroy Booth Off to join the SPGB. Have fun. Banned

    fixed inb4bunfight
  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    this is urban. it ain't happening.
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  5. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

  6. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    That "v's" in the title is wrong :mad:
  7. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

  8. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    That's just a ruse to reel pedants in.
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  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

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  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    pedantry alive and well i see
  11. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    No commentary without pedantry!
  12. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    one, two, many pedants
  13. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    One too many pedants.
  14. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    You're just jealous that Jim spotted it before you did. :p
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  15. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Better pedants than pederasts, I suppose.
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  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    no, i spotted it, i just didn't say anything about it.
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  17. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Too many pedants is better than too less pedants.
  18. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    as fucking if.
  19. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    the recent outbreak of pedantry here means there are more pedants going after fewer errors. why should i bother when i know there'll be some eager beaver pedant along in a minute up for pointing out even the most subtle mistake?
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  21. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    There's a first time for everything, I suppose! :D
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  22. bamalama

    bamalama don't do that

    pedal pants
  23. ItWillNeverWork

    ItWillNeverWork Messy Crimbobs, fellow humans.

    Can we define 'Commentariat' for newcomers?
  24. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Its a code words used in threads which are best off avoided by newcomers. Trust me on this one.
  25. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Donkey piss and tractors

    I hate the commentariat. Better dead than read.
  26. Dandred

    Dandred Mmmmm Beer!

    I bet the Guardian are crapping themselves....... :hmm:
  27. Dandred

    Dandred Mmmmm Beer!

    Oh, you can fuck off, again. Fuckface. Posting racist images isn't cool.
  28. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Sorry to be unfashionably on topic, but can anyone present a brief précis of the twitterstorms involving Graham Linehan, Caitlin Moran and something called a twittersilence?
    I haven't been able to keep up and I'm not sure what they are arguing about, except Linehan seems to be defending Moran cos she is gettin abuse for saying something daft. Not sure what though, or what a twitter silence is but it's something to do with all those bomb threats that some women teeters have been getting for daring to be feminists. Or maybe it isn't and I'm conflating two separate issues. It's hard to follow twitterstorms debates retrospectively
  29. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    I can only being a vague glimmer of light to the issue I am afraid.

    The Twitersilence was in response to all the various threats being thrown at women for having the temerity to speak up. Some people decided a really good way to protest against this would be to shut up and boycott Twiter for 24 hours. One of those people was Moran
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  30. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Donkey piss and tractors

    A few years ago Moran made jokes about 'retards' and AIDS and a few days ago she had a go at someone who had a go at her husband for liking some daft punk thing and threatened them, something to do with their genitals, pissing through a straw or something and Linehan joined in or something and Billy Bragg is getting a lot of flack as well. Someone else said something, everyone got upset and said they'd stop saying things on one day to show how angry they were but they didn't. Or something.
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