The Official Olympic 2012 F**k-Up Thread featuring TITS

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by Cuttooth » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:36 pm

Metalgear2k2 wrote:What a strawberry floating joke, could ye (British media) kindly strawberry float off and stop claiming athletes as your own because they are winning.

Who's the other one?

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PostRe: The Official Olympic 2012 F**k-Up Thread featuring TITS
by Octoroc » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:09 pm

"Inspire a generation" Well, someone's been inspired to vandalise Jessica Eniss's golden box!

The BBC wrote:A postbox that was painted gold in Jessica Ennis's home city of Sheffield, to celebrate her Olympic triumph, has been vandalised.

The graffiti was scrawled on the postbox in Barkers Pool in the city centre.

A new layer of gold has been applied by a Royal Mail employee, a Sheffield City Council spokeswoman said.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-19177730

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by Fizheuer Zieheuer » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:13 pm

Octoroc wrote:vandalise Jessica Eniss's golden box


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by J. Vengeance » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:04 pm

JARROW Arrow Steve Cram made a golden gaffe when he put down his home town during last night’s Olympic coverage.

BBC presenter Gabby Logan asked the former world champion runner what Jarrow would think about equestrian event dressage – only for him to say folk in the town wouldn’t even be able to spell it.

Gareth Anderson, 30, from Jarrow, made his feelings clear when he staged a protest this morning beside the iconic Jarrow March statue.

The warehouse operative said: “He’s a local hero in Jarrow. I’m disappointed with him – you cannot say things like that about your home town on national TV.

Jarrow local historian and author Paul Perry said he was “disappointed” by Steve Cram’s off-the-cuff comment.

He said: “I think Steve Cram is forgetting where he is from – Jarrow made him what he is.”

Cram’s cheeky quip also had people jumping on to social networking site Twitter to defend the town.

Gemma Thompson wrote: “Bit of a low blow from Steve Cram saying people from Jarrow couldn’t spell dressage!”

Karan Turnbull said Cram was ‘stuck up’ and tweeted: “Steve Cram dissing his hometown of Jarrow!”

KFrampton posted: “Please ask Steve Cram to apologise to the nice folk in Jarrow. How offensive!”

Tracey Davey said: “Cheers for that, Steve Cram dissing Jarrow.

“Never was that struck on him even when I was a runner.”

And Richard Law said: “People in Jarrow can’t spell ... that’s according to their own Steve Cram!”

Cram, who carried the Olympic Torch on its leg of the relay through Whitburn in June, was the first man to run the 1500m in under three minutes and 30 seconds and went on to win a gold medal at the 1983 World Championships and a silver at the 1984 Olympic Games.

He was appearing on last night’s Olympic Tonight show alongside Olympic cycling champion Chris Boardman, as the group discussed the day’s events at London 2012.

Talking about dressage, Logan asked Cram: “Do much of that in Jarrow when you were growing up?”

He replied: “I don’t think they know how to spell it actually, to be fair.” Logan gasped, and said: “Oh, Steve Cram. I’ll put you in touch with the people who are no doubt e-mailing furiously as you speak.”

But not everyone was offended.

PeterMediaPR said: “Steve Cram says people from Jarrow can’t spell dressage. They should complain by marching down to London.”

A user named Lauren posted: “Just because they can’t speak properly, there was no need for Steve Cram to say that the people of Jarrow can’t spell either.”


Well i'm from jarrow and I for one can spell Massage :simper:

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PostRe: The Official Olympic 2012 F**k-Up Thread featuring TITS
by Slartibartfast » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:20 pm

This must be a confusing Olympics for you.

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PostRe: The Official Olympic 2012 F**k-Up Thread featuring TITS
by J. Vengeance » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:38 pm

Slartibartfast wrote:This must be a confusing Olympics for you.


What's an olympics? :?:

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PostRe: The Official Olympic 2012 F**k-Up Thread featuring TITS
by Eighthours » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:25 am

And he's probably right. I'd wager that a quarter of the population of Bristol couldn't spell dressage either.

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PostRe: The Official Olympic 2012 F**k-Up Thread featuring TITS
by BraithGwirod » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:26 am

Quarter of the population of Bristol can't even spell their own names.

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PostRe: The Official Olympic 2012 F**k-Up Thread featuring TITS
by Eighthours » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:28 am

BraithGwirod wrote:Quarter of the population of Bristol can't even spell their own names.


Having seen some of the strawberry floating weird spellings on CVs, I agree with you!

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PostRe: The Official Olympic 2012 F**k-Up Thread featuring TITS
by Ad7 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:29 am

Try an hour down the road in Glastonbury, the strawberry floaters don't' even have names here, its all grunts and gestures.

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by Eighthours » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:30 am

Ad7 wrote:Try an hour down the road in Glastonbury, the strawberry floaters don't' even have names here, its all grunts and gestures.


It's like that scene in Hot Fuzz where Nick Frost has to translate the translation of the farmer.

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PostRe: The Official Olympic 2012 F**k-Up Thread featuring TITS
by Ad7 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:32 am

I understand the farmer though which is the worrying thing :lol:

Watching hot fuzz is funny for me, its just the city next door. "Ooh there's where we went for that meal last week" "Thats where I bought that shirt" etc etc.

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PostRe: The Official Olympic 2012 F**k-Up Thread featuring TITS
by Eighthours » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:32 am

Ad7 wrote:I understand the farmer though which is the worrying thing :lol:

Watching hot fuzz is funny for me, its just the city next door. "Ooh there's where we went for that meal last week" "Thats where I bought that shirt" etc etc.


Edgar Wright's from Wells, that's why he picked it. He made very dodgy student films there!

EDIT: Forgot it was actually Wells! :fp:

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by Moggy » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:47 am

Ad7 wrote:I understand the farmer though which is the worrying thing :lol:


This. :lol:

Oh and I can spell dressage, it is spelt d.r.e.s.a.r.g.e.

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PostThe Official Olympic 2012 F**k-Up Thread featuring TITS
by Tomous » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:11 am

Ad7 wrote:I understand the farmer though which is the worrying thing :lol:

Watching hot fuzz is funny for me, its just the city next door. "Ooh there's where we went for that meal last week" "Thats where I bought that shirt" etc etc.


I always thought it looked like a very nice place to live

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PostRe: The Official Olympic 2012 F**k-Up Thread featuring TITS
by Ad7 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:11 am

It is, Wells is lovely.


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