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If I was in charge of the B3ta fatwa department, we wouldn't be hearing too much from Simply Red in the future. Who's on your musical shit list and why?

(, Thu 30 Dec 2010, 12:00)
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How can music so crap fill so many stadiums around the globe? What kind of moron calls themselves The Edge? U2's success just baffles me. And people listen to Bono speak as if he's some kind of Buddha. Come on, I've heard less vacuous platitudes from the mouths of stoned seventeen-year-olds! Random internet sample of Bono's divine wisdom:

The less you know, the more you believe.

To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.

U2 is an original species... there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.

We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.

I need to be bitch-slapped with my own severed genitalia.
(, Wed 5 Jan 2011, 17:07, 16 replies)
well tonight
Thank god it's them, instead of you.

Which is a disgusting line to sing in any Charity record.

and the plural of stadium is stadia
(, Wed 5 Jan 2011, 17:12, closed)
Stadiums is also correct

n. pl. sta·di·ums or sta·di·a (-d-)
1. A large, usually open structure for sports events with tiered seating for spectators.
2. A course on which foot races were held in ancient Greece, usually semicircular and having tiers of seats for spectators.
3. An ancient Greek measure of distance, based on the length of such a course and equal to about 185 meters (607 feet).
4. Medicine A stage or period in the course of a disease.
5. Biology A stage in the development or life history of an organism.
(, Wed 5 Jan 2011, 18:06, closed)
but is that only because
People have been getting it wrong for so long that it has become recognised as an alternative spelling?
(, Wed 5 Jan 2011, 19:28, closed)
Three points:
1) We speak English, not Latin. Otherwise we'd have to use a different ending for motion towards, in the subjunctive case or on a wet Wednesday, and all the other pointless inflections that our language has, thankfully, been abandoning for some centuries now.

2) "Wrong" implies that there is a prescriptive "Right" way. A dubious concept, at best, because:

3) That's how language evolves

For example, the fruit we call an "Orange" was originally a "Norange" -- from the Spanish word. "A Norange" sounded to most people like "An Orange", so that's what it became. By your argument, "An Orange" is Wrong.

Similarly, "Connection" used to be spelled "Connexion", but it was more consistent and simpler to use "Connect" + "ion".

Here endeth the lesson.
(, Thu 6 Jan 2011, 9:35, closed)
Is the plural of House Housennen or something?
I used to be of the opinion that the plural of "octopus" was "octopi" and the plural of "stadium" was "stadia" -- but if you follow that then you either need to make every plural agree or just forget it and make it English.
(, Wed 5 Jan 2011, 18:33, closed)
well no
Because it's not Esperanto where rules are designed to be global rather than a proper language like English which has arbitrary rules.
(, Wed 5 Jan 2011, 20:01, closed)
Who says?
The "rules" we go by were largely made up in the last couple of hundred years and mostly based on trying to make English sound like shit Latin.
You cannot argue that "stadia" is the correct plural of "stadium" without then arguing that we should apply the rules of the language of origin to every word we use -- and we do not do that.
(, Wed 5 Jan 2011, 20:29, closed)
But that's the point
the rules are skeletal at best.
However, when Latin nouns were adopted into the English language, their plurals were too. It is only in the last few decades that such plurals have been Anglicised and thus 'stadiums' entered the vernacular and ultimately the dictionaries. This is not down to rules being applicable, it's just piss-poor teaching standards in English and widespread dumbing down in the media which filters down into education.

Yes languages evolve, and so they should. But it should not be as a result of poor education in modern schools.
(, Thu 6 Jan 2011, 13:06, closed)
If you're going to be pedantic, the plural of "octopus" would be "octopodes".

(, Wed 5 Jan 2011, 20:23, closed)
I wonder how many of us rushed to the reply button for that one

(, Wed 5 Jan 2011, 21:43, closed)
I'm a big fan of clitorides

(, Thu 6 Jan 2011, 10:39, closed)
Sounds like
a protein or an enzyme
(, Thu 6 Jan 2011, 13:09, closed)
He's not the only one.
I think multi-millionaires who go around preaching like that are all cunts of the highest order.
If you're a political band, and you write political songs and give a large share of your proceeds to back it up then fair enough -- otherwise shut the fuck up and do your job, you spoiled prima donna/primo oudo.
(, Wed 5 Jan 2011, 17:23, closed)
I still hate bono
and his fucking face. I have been dying to say that all week. I was just enjoying everyone else doing it for a change.
(, Wed 5 Jan 2011, 21:55, closed)
It's not like being "bitch slapped"
with a small cock/flap of useless skin, is going to hurt.
(, Thu 6 Jan 2011, 1:37, closed)
The severing bit might though.
The bitch-slapping would be more to add insult to injury...
(, Thu 6 Jan 2011, 12:34, closed)

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