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 How can we take Blair seriously ?

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Sep 07, 2002
Tony Blair, Prime Minister of Great Britain, man with his finger on the nuclear trigger, cannot even spell "tomorrow".

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What do you think about world leaders who cannot spell ? Is it a problem ? Does it call their credibility into question ?


George W. Bush... (4.00 / 2) (#1)
by gordonjcp on Sat Sep 7th, 2002 at 01:43:43 PM PST
... cannot string a coherent sentence together, even with script writers. We're all doomed. Can we have Al-Quaida now, please?

Um (1.00 / 2) (#2)
by SpaceGhoti on Sat Sep 7th, 2002 at 02:31:26 PM PST
It's one thing to rag on a man for a lack of basic communication skills. It's another to condemn him for a typo. Blair can at least make himself understood in his own language without a translater having to step in to say "what the Prime Minister really meant was..."

In that regard, Blair is an absolutely genius when compared to Dubya. Probably in more ways than one, but that's the most obvious.

A troll's true colors.

It was not a type. (3.00 / 1) (#4)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Sep 7th, 2002 at 03:29:11 PM PST
The man lacks a basic education and is unable to spell "tomorrow". Don't try and gloss over this fact. There is a man with his finger on the nuclear button, who cannot even fucking spell!!!<p>
Think about what that means for one moment, then get back to us.

Hmmm. (5.00 / 2) (#5)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Sep 7th, 2002 at 03:50:42 PM PST
Ya think T-Blair knows the difference between "HTML Formatted" and "Plain Text" settings when posting to a weblog?

I doubt it (none / 0) (#15)
by Amitabh Bachan on Tue Sep 10th, 2002 at 03:18:05 AM PST
He constantly reminds us that he doesn't know how to send an e-mail. He seems to wear his techno-luddism as a badge of honour.

I have thought about it. (1.00 / 2) (#11)
by SpaceGhoti on Sun Sep 8th, 2002 at 03:20:02 PM PST
That's why I voted against Dubya.

A troll's true colors.

Congratulations then (5.00 / 1) (#17)
by Icebox on Tue Sep 10th, 2002 at 09:20:03 AM PST
You, sir, are exactly what this great Republic that we call the United States of America is all about.

Many people may point out our many flaws, but where else on earth could someone so misinformed, so ignorant, so clueless, so obviously unfit to live amongst people with any more refinement than a nomadic pack of adolescent chimpanzees with a penchant for feces flinging and ass sniffing, actually be allowed to vote?

You: Boy, that Tony Blair can't spell.
You: And he could launch a nuke I think.
You: That means I should vote against Bush!

....election day rolls around....

You: Which one of these dots do I punch out for 'Not Bush'? That Tony Blair sure is dreamy.

There you have it folks. Tell me that America doesn't take care of its own.

You were almost clever! (none / 0) (#19)
by SpaceGhoti on Tue Sep 10th, 2002 at 02:45:11 PM PST
So, my statement that a single typo does not make Blair illiterate somehow translates to the fact that I think he's qualified to launch nuclear weapons? That Bush's inability to construct a coherent sentence is somehow related to my hero-worship of Blair?

You, sir, have amazing powers of deduction. I learn new things from you all the time!

A troll's true colors.

Re: How can we take Blair seriously? (none / 0) (#12)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Sep 8th, 2002 at 08:43:08 PM PST
Most of us don't, especially when he allies himself to a man regarded even by his own countrymen as a buffoon. But he *was* elected with a huge majority, whereas George W. Bush, er, wasn't.
I note that the writer of "It was not a type" (did he mean "typo"?) has a bizarre notion of punctuation, and a tendency to share his stock of vocabulary with a former and rightly disgraced US president.
And the phrase is "try TO gloss over", not "try AND gloss over"; "try to" means "attempt to", whereas "try and" implies that the attempt is successful.
All those errors in three short lines of "English"!

Now what does that tell us about *him* (assuming we apply his own rather doubtful criterion)?

I wanna be monarchy (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Sep 7th, 2002 at 03:13:35 PM PST
Since Tony Blair is a type of British Royalty, he must have had servants to spell words for him. It is only natural that he makes mistakes on those rare moments where he has to spell words for himself.

The same goes for George Bush, who has the same first name as a former British king, King George. People like having kings and queens, even if they can't spell.

2maroh (3.00 / 2) (#6)
by Richard C Suquer on Sun Sep 8th, 2002 at 12:55:06 AM PST
Your diary reeks of racism! What makes you think spelling has anything to do with intelligence? Only an ignorant white male would think such a thing! Spelling (and writing as a whole) is supposed to be an organic, flexible, and holistic endeavor! Words can be deliberately misspelled to create a sense of urgency, or to lend a slightly different meaning to the word. Rough spelling indicates a toughness which can only be earned by living on the inner city streets. It doesn't mean the writer is any less intelligent -- in fact, it means the opposite -- the writer who cannot spell is more intelligent than the one who can spell, because it tells us that the writer has street smarts, which is the only intelligence worth having.

Revolution from Below! GPL the Constitution!

I disagree (none / 0) (#7)
by dmg on Sun Sep 8th, 2002 at 01:23:09 AM PST
The theater of international nuclear war has very little in common with the streets of Compton, LA.

Let's face it, International nukes are the preserve of rich white males.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking

Uhm. (none / 0) (#8)
by tkatchev on Sun Sep 8th, 2002 at 02:28:03 AM PST
What about Pakistan?

Peace and much love...

Not international (5.00 / 1) (#9)
by because it isnt on Sun Sep 8th, 2002 at 03:29:32 AM PST
Pakistan only want to fire a missile at eastern Pakistan (and India only want to fire one at western India, etc., etc.) -- because it isn't

In that case, (none / 0) (#14)
by jvance on Mon Sep 9th, 2002 at 11:44:20 PM PST
I must congratulate you on your perfect spelling.
Adequacy has turned into a cesspool consisting of ... blubbering, superstitious fools arguing with smug, pseudointellectual assholes. -AR

Pakistanis are Aryans anyway. (none / 0) (#10)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Sep 8th, 2002 at 03:46:24 AM PST
If you believe certain versions of history.

Blair Rabbit ain't perfect, but... (none / 0) (#13)
by Mr Somebody on Mon Sep 9th, 2002 at 02:55:38 AM PST
at least he's not an evil dictator with weapons of mass destruction

Unfortunately for the world, (none / 0) (#16)
by dmg on Tue Sep 10th, 2002 at 06:38:26 AM PST
Yes he is.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking

it's a fair cop (none / 0) (#18)
by Mr Somebody on Tue Sep 10th, 2002 at 09:58:25 AM PST
he's still in the little league, but he's showing good potential!
But what's all this? you lot loosing all our military secrets??!! Good grief man, If you can't be trusted with them, you won't have any more.
Good to see the Rockall Times is going down well mind, it's a cracking read, innit?


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