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Instead of Time person of the year, who's B3ta's and why? (Thanks to Elliot Reuben for the suggestion.)

(, Thu 16 Dec 2010, 10:53)
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Sepp Blatter
For ass fucking 40 million Brits in one go and not having the common courtesy of a reach-around
(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 15:59, 26 replies)
40 million?

(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 16:11, closed)

(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 16:12, closed)
Wikipedia says...
There were 51.5 million people living in England in 2008. If we assume the population is about 52 million now, and exclude people not born in England (12.1%), and then exclude anyone under 10 years old (because they're too young to really understand; 12.3%), you're left with about 40 million people. Or 40 million Brits, to put it another way.

Of course, we still need to exclude people who don't give a fuck about the stupid fucking game, are quite glad that a world of grunting, chanting wankers are going to tax the riot police of some other country, and don't hold the ludicrous belief that just because England entered a competition, they have some divine right to win it.
(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 16:42, closed)

(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 17:12, closed)
Brit is a synonym for England
because the other countries don't matter, apparently. My point was the fact that I doubt very much whether 40 million actually care about it.
(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 17:18, closed)
To be fair
All the other countries are pretty crap.
(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 17:41, closed)
Yes, Brits, the slightly horrible abbreviation for Britons
which includes the English.
(, Wed 22 Dec 2010, 0:28, closed)
isn't a chant you hear at internationals...can you work out why?
(, Wed 22 Dec 2010, 13:51, closed)
Because it sounds awful?

(, Wed 22 Dec 2010, 15:32, closed)
British != English.
Go and do some learning, you utter mong.
(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 17:19, closed)
Brits? English?
Great Britain consists of England, Scotland and Wales.

Northern Ireland is UK, but not GB.

So, Brits are not english, they're British. But they can be English too, but likewise they could also be Welsh or Scots.
(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 18:36, closed)
I don't think you meant to reply to me with this.

(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 18:39, closed)
Yours was the latest in a line of comments that implied that Brits could only be English. Seemed easiest to reply here.
(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 18:53, closed)
Except that...
... he said exactly the opposite.
"!=" means "does not equal"
(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 19:07, closed)
So you're an idiot who doesn't understand how the replies work then?

(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 19:12, closed)
And idiot maybe.
Whether I don't understand how replies work, or just can't be arsed to use the system properly remains to be seen. What I don't understand though, is how != equals a negative association rather than a positive. I do have plenty to learn.
(, Wed 22 Dec 2010, 3:31, closed)

In programming languages, '!=' means 'does not equal', whereas '=' or '==' means 'equals'. To be fair, assuming someone's an idiot for misunderstanding fairly esoteric terms which have no direct relevance to the matter in hand is a bit of a dick-move.
(, Wed 22 Dec 2010, 3:36, closed)

Oh dear.
(, Wed 22 Dec 2010, 0:47, closed)
Haha yes you've watched Full Metal Jacket ho ho well done.
Now, b3ta.com/questions/b3tapersonoftheyear2010/post1014906
(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 17:19, closed)
40 Million

The UK is about 69M in total.

Sod off if you try and limit that to 'ones that care' it would have been a National event. Whether doing baltis in Brick Lane or BBQ in Kew.

How many Russians watch their local team, or those from Qatar?

I've been to the latter and know they will pull it off as they have the finance and will cut your hands off if they are near the till. The Ruskies, however, will be milking this all over.

The US have already provided an option if either of the two can't make it happen.

With FIFA (french acronym) leading the way and Blatter the equal of Sponge Bob Corporate Hospitality / Crabby Patties sucking up to everyone, there is no way we in England - or the UK will be allowed to host the World Cup for 40 years.

Cut the bollocks Blatter - you were bought and I bet Abramovich had something to do with it.

Tossers the whole lot!
(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 21:25, closed)
I'm glad Britain/England/the UK/who gives a fuck didn't get it
We will still have to exist through the stupid hysterical build up with the stupid car flags and the endless stupid speculation, then the "nail biting tension" of the games against countries most supporters couldn't find on a map, and the inevitable hand wringing "what went wrong?" when England plays like the bunch of overpaid undereducated hooker-shagging beer-swilling bunch of cocks they really are.....

but it would be so much worse if the whole silly shenanigans was actually happening HERE with MY TAX MONEY

*sits back down*
(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 21:48, closed)
the foreplay can be more exciting that the actual 'match'.

The visible / invisible income would have paid for it.

Its a highlight for the Country not the team.
(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 21:53, closed)

I don't pay tax. But football still gets right on my tits.
(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 22:04, closed)
If you
don't pay tax and have tits you're opinion of football isn't really an issue.

Suggest you carry on with your knitting.
(, Wed 22 Dec 2010, 9:08, closed)
I'll take that suggestion away with me....
(, Wed 22 Dec 2010, 15:35, closed)
Don't forget
Platini. c. Always. (Cheese-eating surrender monkey)
(, Wed 22 Dec 2010, 0:47, closed)

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