Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Preezy » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:07 pm

Luboluke wrote:Online the language is becoming almost indistinguishable, sometimes it's hard not to read something in an American accent because that's how they're writing, really irritates me. Even on here I notice it. Y'all s the worst :fp: :fp: anyone not from the american south or African American who says y'all needs shot.

That's why I like Scottish Twitter, as cringey as it can be, at least is actually representative.

I think the vast majority of us that use y'all do so purely to poke fun at Resetera.

Right, guys? :slol:

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by Moggy » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:25 pm

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Luboluke wrote:Online the language is becoming almost indistinguishable, sometimes it's hard not to read something in an American accent because that's how they're writing, really irritates me. Even on here I notice it. Y'all s the worst :fp: :fp: anyone not from the american south or African American who says y'all needs shot.

That's why I like Scottish Twitter, as cringey as it can be, at least is actually representative.

I think the vast majority of us that use y'all do so purely to poke fun at Resetera.

Right, guys? :slol:


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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Ad7 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:50 pm

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Luboluke wrote:Online the language is becoming almost indistinguishable, sometimes it's hard not to read something in an American accent because that's how they're writing, really irritates me. Even on here I notice it. Y'all s the worst :fp: :fp: anyone not from the american south or African American who says y'all needs shot.

That's why I like Scottish Twitter, as cringey as it can be, at least is actually representative.

I think the vast majority of us that use y'all do so purely to poke fun at Resetera.

Right, guys? :slol:


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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:30 am

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I actually really like it but i wouldn't pay that much money for it. I found it quite interesting that Kane and Spurs got slated for it last week in the national press and on facebook when a Chelsea version was released on the same day with Hazard on the back but no one seemed to care.

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by NickSCFC » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:43 am

The design isn't actually all that bad, the comments were funny though.

I find it odd how American Football is really taking off here but Basketball didn't, the mindshare seems to have gone despite it taking off in other countries, it's huge in China these days.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:48 am

NickSCFC wrote:The design isn't actually all that bad, the comments were funny though.

I find it odd how American Football is really taking off here but Basketball didn't, the mindshare seems to have gone despite it taking off in other countries, it's huge in China these days.


Yeah the UK does seem very behind a lot of the world in regards to Basketball. It's much bigger in parts of mainland europe than here.

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by Mafro » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:06 pm

Luboluke wrote:That's why I like Scottish Twitter, as cringey as it can be, at least is actually representative.

I don't know a single person up here who talks like Scottish Twitter :lol: I dunno when it started but it's pretty much all just a put on act from people fishing for follows, likes and retweets. I know plenty of people who post that way on Twitter but talk perfectly normal in real life. It's embarrassing.

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NickSCFC wrote:The design isn't actually all that bad, the comments were funny though.

I find it odd how American Football is really taking off here but Basketball didn't, the mindshare seems to have gone despite it taking off in other countries, it's huge in China these days.


Yeah the UK does seem very behind a lot of the world in regards to Basketball. It's much bigger in parts of mainland europe than here.

Probably because of a lot of crossover with rugby.

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by NickSCFC » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:12 pm

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NickSCFC wrote:The design isn't actually all that bad, the comments were funny though.

I find it odd how American Football is really taking off here but Basketball didn't, the mindshare seems to have gone despite it taking off in other countries, it's huge in China these days.


Yeah the UK does seem very behind a lot of the world in regards to Basketball. It's much bigger in parts of mainland europe than here.


Basketball was pretty much ignored in the UK until the 90s when it was introduced in school PE lessons, hoops started appearing in playgrounds and ITV/C4 shared coverage, it just didn't seem to take the next step.

It seems that the government are keen to protect traditional British sports by only investing in football, cricket, athletics and rugby (the latter of which seems to be dying on it's arse at a grassroots level, especially in Wales).

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by Alvin Flummux » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:54 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:The design isn't actually all that bad, the comments were funny though.

I find it odd how American Football is really taking off here but Basketball didn't, the mindshare seems to have gone despite it taking off in other countries, it's huge in China these days.


Yeah the UK does seem very behind a lot of the world in regards to Basketball. It's much bigger in parts of mainland europe than here.


Much safer and less brain damagey than American football, too.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by <]:^D » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:22 pm

its because black kids play basketball.
i wish i was joking but theres a lot of white ignorance/unconscious bias when funding pots turn up and the 'traditional' white sports get most of the attention, even in London.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:02 pm

It might be because basketball is hideously dull.

American Football is bloody stupid but at least it does have entertaining aspects.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by KK » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:12 pm

Basketball does always sell out when it comes to the O2 once a year. Maybe it’ll begin to get more traction on TV now it’s available to all Sky customers on Mix.

Personally I prefer it in video game format than actually watching it for real. See also: ice hockey.

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by Preezy » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:18 pm

The trouble I find with basketball is that the scores are always so high, like 132-130, that it's hard to get excited about each point scored. The rules are also quite impenetrable for those not familiar with the sport, which never helps.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by KK » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:28 pm

Can’t for the life of me get into NASCAR, or its spin off with pick-up trucks. It’s on Freesports if you can stomach the monotony.

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by NickSCFC » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:49 pm

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by Vermilion » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:09 pm

KK wrote:Can’t for the life of me get into NASCAR, or its spin off with pick-up trucks. It’s on Freesports if you can stomach the monotony.


I tried it, i wanted to like it, but after a few dozen laps of monotony i couldn't take any more.

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by Lagamorph » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:10 pm

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KK wrote:Can’t for the life of me get into NASCAR, or its spin off with pick-up trucks. It’s on Freesports if you can stomach the monotony.


I tried it, i wanted to like it, but after a few dozen laps of monotony i couldn't take any more.

That's pretty much any kind of car race.
F1 is exactly the same for me.

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by Vermilion » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:15 pm

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KK wrote:Can’t for the life of me get into NASCAR, or its spin off with pick-up trucks. It’s on Freesports if you can stomach the monotony.


I tried it, i wanted to like it, but after a few dozen laps of monotony i couldn't take any more.

That's pretty much any kind of car race.
F1 is exactly the same for me.


I actually follow F1 though.

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by Errkal » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:32 pm

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KK wrote:Can’t for the life of me get into NASCAR, or its spin off with pick-up trucks. It’s on Freesports if you can stomach the monotony.


I tried it, i wanted to like it, but after a few dozen laps of monotony i couldn't take any more.

That's pretty much any kind of car race.
F1 is exactly the same for me.

F1 isn’t just about the racing, if anything it’s mostly about the strategy and nerdery hat goes around it and the race is a sort side thing.

I lost interest in F1 when the engines killed all fun for me and then sky made it painfully expensive to watch.

Watch MotoGP now as it’s on BT Sport and it’s brilliant.


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