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BBC Web Slip-Up Insults Facebook Fans

timothy posted about 4 years ago | from the saddo-is-the-best-insult-ever dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "The BBC has accidentally insulted its Facebook followers by revealing a version of a new website which wasn't yet ready for public consumption and in which it referred to its social media followers as 'saddos.' The same website also features a picture of the Queen, described as the Pakistan hockey team. File this one under 'a really bad day at the office' for one web developer."

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262 comments

All I can really say is... (5, Insightful)

RoFLKOPTr (1294290) | about 4 years ago | (#32796522)

lol.

and

Get over yourselves.

Re:All I can really say is... (5, Funny)

houghi (78078) | about 4 years ago | (#32796656)

Normal people would. Facebook users not, because they are saddos.

Re:All I can really say is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796674)

Why do people say "get over yourself?" The phrase doesn't even make sense.

Re:All I can really say is... (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796918)

Makes plenty of sense if you aren't a complete fucking moron.

Re:All I can really say is... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32797026)

Makes plenty of sense if you aren't a complete fucking moron.

Oh, just get over yourself, will you?

Re:All I can really say is... (3, Funny)

deniable (76198) | about 4 years ago | (#32797032)

Pull your head in.

Re:All I can really say is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32797122)

It's an idiom [wikipedia.org] . Taken literally, it doesn't have to make sense.

Re:All I can really say is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796772)

Get over yourselves.

I am the Queen of England and I am NOT amused.

Re:All I can really say is... (3, Funny)

twidarkling (1537077) | about 4 years ago | (#32797282)

Liar. If you were the Queen, you'd say "WE are not amused." Faker.

Read TFA (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | about 4 years ago | (#32797154)

The TFA has a screenshot that says "You can also become a saddo on Facebook"

I did a search on facebook for "saddo". Found this, among other pages: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Being-a-Saddo/383335583952?ref=search [facebook.com]

It looks like what is actually printed is true. Taking things out of context, anyone can apply their own meaning to anything they find.

For those who don't know European slang: (5, Informative)

Kitkoan (1719118) | about 4 years ago | (#32796536)

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (5, Funny)

mjwx (966435) | about 4 years ago | (#32796562)

Saddos: Brit slang a socially inadequate or pathetic person.

Glad you cleared that one up for us. I thought someone at the BBC couldn't spell sado.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (-1, Flamebait)

Kitkoan (1719118) | about 4 years ago | (#32796580)

This is a mostly USA site so it's pushing it to expect everyone here to know slang from the almost the other side of the world

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (5, Funny)

XCondE (615309) | about 4 years ago | (#32796630)

This is a mostly USA site so it's pushing it to expect everyone here to know slang from the almost the other side of the world

It's pushing it to expect Americans to know *anything* about the other side of the world.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (5, Funny)

WillKemp (1338605) | about 4 years ago | (#32796752)

It's pushing it to expect Americans to know *anything* about the other side of the world.

It's pushing to expect Americans to know there is another side of the world.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (3, Insightful)

Ixitar (153040) | about 4 years ago | (#32796842)

Which do you mean by Americans? North, Central or South?

I am a United States citizen and have lived on the other side of the world (Hong Kong specifically). I hope to be back there some day.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796900)

You mean there is more than one?

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (5, Funny)

deniable (76198) | about 4 years ago | (#32797042)

Yes, inside and outside.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (2, Funny)

WillKemp (1338605) | about 4 years ago | (#32797010)

Which do you mean by Americans? North, Central or South?

It's pushing it to expect a non-american to know the difference.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (1)

AmonTheMetalhead (1277044) | about 4 years ago | (#32797204)

I'd expect pretty much any more or less educated person to know the difference, after all, the rest of the world also uses North & South (and West & East), you did realize that did you?

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (1)

WillKemp (1338605) | about 4 years ago | (#32797330)

It was a joke!

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (1)

sznupi (719324) | about 4 years ago | (#32797068)

That's not how the term is used / one nation seems to claim the term for itself.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (-1, Offtopic)

c0mpliant (1516433) | about 4 years ago | (#32797172)

Well considering the only people who identify themselves as 'Americans' (Pronounced: A-mur-i-cans) are United States citizens, I'm going to take a wild guess that he's talking about United States citizens.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (3, Insightful)

russ_allegro (444120) | about 4 years ago | (#32797306)

Well considering the only people who identify themselves as 'Americans' (Pronounced: A-mur-i-cans) are United States citizens, I'm going to take a wild guess that he's talking about United States citizens.

Except your wrong, I've talked with some Guatemalans who consider themselves Americans.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (1, Insightful)

TooMuchToDo (882796) | about 4 years ago | (#32796934)

Don't be a chav

/American
//Loves the word "chav"

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (4, Funny)

NNKK (218503) | about 4 years ago | (#32796966)

It's pushing to expect Americans to know there is another side of the world.

Isn't that where all the Commies live?

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (3, Funny)

Kitkoan (1719118) | about 4 years ago | (#32797036)

It's pushing to expect Americans to know there is another side of the world.

Isn't that where all the Commies live?

Seems like it... [msxnet.org]

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (0, Offtopic)

shutdown -p now (807394) | about 4 years ago | (#32797312)

Isn't that where all the Commies live?

No, that's where they are born [wikipedia.org] . They come to live to America to subvert it. ~

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796978)

It's pushing to expect Americans to know there is another side of the world.

All Americans know there is another side of the world. It's just that many don't care.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (1, Flamebait)

dissy (172727) | about 4 years ago | (#32797002)

It's pushing to expect Americans to know there is another side of the world.

Don't be silly, of course we know there is another side to the world. Most Americans just think that too is America.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (0, Offtopic)

sznupi (719324) | about 4 years ago | (#32797046)

It's pushing to expect Americans to know there is another side of the world.

And even if they do, it's pushing to expect them to know where is the other side of the world.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (1)

CarpetShark (865376) | about 4 years ago | (#32797174)

It's pushing to expect Americans to know there is another side of the world.

What? There are TWO sides to things?

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (2, Insightful)

icannotthinkofaname (1480543) | about 4 years ago | (#32796908)

Parent post is "Flamebait" if and only if the moderators are American.

Stereotypes may be stupid, but they are generally based on some fact.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796968)

Parent post is "Flamebait" if and only if the moderators are American.

Stereotypes may be stupid, but they are generally based on some fact.

Posting them is a flamebait regardless.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796990)

Whether it is true or not has nothing to do with whether something is flamebait.

Retard.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32797248)

Yeah! After all, all those *other* countries know all about America!

Why, go and ask a guy in England about Rhode Island! Or Alabama! Or heck, how about Wyoming! I'm sure they'll know everything about it.

Why, you say that very few *Americans* even know about those parts of their country? Well lah-dee-dah. It looks like the world stereotypes Americans just as much as America stereotypes the rest of the world.

Get over yourselves. The fact of the matter is, America holds a (stupidly) large position in the world. Not only politically, but culturally and economically.

If a hundred people know one person, but that one person only knows about 2 or 3, is he ignorant and shallow? Should we be insulted that so many people know the whole lives of politicians and celebrities but very few of them know ours?

The incredibly shitty result of that, though, is the American attitude of self-centerdness and arrogance. Shared partly by other countries, but it's most visible in America since everybody's looking at us.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (1)

sznupi (719324) | about 4 years ago | (#32797022)

Or almost somebody across the border, and generally a neighbor culturally, no? ;p

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (1)

AmonTheMetalhead (1277044) | about 4 years ago | (#32797214)

Usually these things are apparent from their context.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (2, Funny)

game kid (805301) | about 4 years ago | (#32796602)

No, or they would've wrote "A SUITABLE STRAP-ON HERE" instead.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (1)

deniable (76198) | about 4 years ago | (#32797054)

My first thought was the whips and chains brigade.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796608)

European slang....... because we all speak the same language.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (1)

AmonTheMetalhead (1277044) | about 4 years ago | (#32797228)

I wouldn't be surprised if some Americans think we do, as i wouldn't be surprised if there were Europeans thinking that English is the only language spoken in the USA.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (3, Funny)

phonewebcam (446772) | about 4 years ago | (#32796626)

Britains Biggest Cokeusers - further clarification of this acronym for non-UK readers.

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (1)

sznupi (719324) | about 4 years ago | (#32797006)

I was always partial to Big Brother Corporation...

Re:For those who don't know European slang: (2, Informative)

CarpetShark (865376) | about 4 years ago | (#32797166)

Saddos: Brit slang a socially inadequate or pathetic person.

Or a rather obvious extension of the word "sad".

Just goes to show... (4, Insightful)

mrgiles (872216) | about 4 years ago | (#32796572)

That the truth hurts.

Re:Just goes to show... (1)

h4rm0ny (722443) | about 4 years ago | (#32796588)


I hope someone doesn't get in trouble for this. It's pretty funny and harmless.

m00se (5, Funny)

ajlitt (19055) | about 4 years ago | (#32796586)

"We apologise for the fault in the site. Those responsible have been sacked."

Re:m00se (4, Funny)

masterwit (1800118) | about 4 years ago | (#32796782)

"Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked."

Re:m00se (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796868)

The directors of the firm hired to continue the site after the other people had been sacked, wish it to be known that they have just been sacked.

Re:m00se (5, Funny)

deniable (76198) | about 4 years ago | (#32797064)

I guess the site was running python.

Re:m00se (0)

AmonTheMetalhead (1277044) | about 4 years ago | (#32797238)

If only i had modpoints :)

Re:m00se (4, Funny)

c0mpliant (1516433) | about 4 years ago | (#32797206)

Stop that! It's SILLY. Very SILLY indeed! Started off as a nice little idea about the people responsible being fired but now it's just got SILLY! The post is far too short, too, and you can tell those are not proper statements! CLEAR OUT, THE LOT OF YOU!

Re:m00se (5, Funny)

value_added (719364) | about 4 years ago | (#32797108)

Dear Sir,

I wish to complain in the strongest possible terms about the fault in your site, about Facebook users being saddos. Many of my best friends are saddos, and only a few of them have Facebook accounts.

Yours faithfully,

Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong (Mrs.)

Remember kids... (5, Insightful)

gaspyy (514539) | about 4 years ago | (#32796596)

Always use "Lorem Ipsum" text when you're doing layout work and don't want to be concerned with actual content.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Re:Remember kids... (3, Insightful)

RoFLKOPTr (1294290) | about 4 years ago | (#32796610)

But that's boring.

Re:Remember kids... (4, Interesting)

dsoltesz (563978) | about 4 years ago | (#32796662)

Then try Hillbilly Greeking [duckisland.com] :

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, crazy go, up skanky buffalo polecat sherrif shed sam-hell, landlord tobaccee. Fricaseed pigs cooked hogjowls ass cipherin'.

Everlastin' rattler redblooded drunk good cowpoke woman farm tired landlord kickin' jezebel heap fire highway.

Jumpin' guzzled barn em backwoods panhandle sittin' cheatin'. Jezebel took commencin' been confounded, lordy fit. Hootin' bootleg townfolk knickers tax-collectors simple, everlastin' consarn. Heffer java gospel give hairy jezebel.

Also available: Technobabble, Matrix, and pseudo-German for your Greeking pleasure.

Re:Remember kids... (1)

Kitkoan (1719118) | about 4 years ago | (#32796814)

Jumpin' guzzled barn em backwoods panhandle sittin' cheatin'. Jezebel took commencin' been confounded, lordy fit. Hootin' bootleg townfolk knickers tax-collectors simple, everlastin' consarn. Heffer java gospel give hairy jezebel.

With words like 'guzzled', 'cheatin', 'Jezebel', 'knickers' and 'give hairy jezebel', its think it was some kind of either really kinky or really twisted porno...

Re:Remember kids... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32797106)

Now you know the secret of Latin. It's a romance language, bro.

Re:Remember kids... (4, Interesting)

value_added (719364) | about 4 years ago | (#32796992)

Then try Hillbilly Greeking ... Technobabble, Matrix, and pseudo-German ...

You're trying too hard.

If this is a corporate site (most are), you can just use the Bullshit Generator [dack.com] . Your pointy-haired boss will nod approvingly, and you can call it a day.

Re:Remember kids... (3, Informative)

gaspyy (514539) | about 4 years ago | (#32797074)

It's supposed to be boring. This way no one will start nitpicking the text and will concentrate on layout/design.

At that stage of the work, text content doesn't matter. What matters is the font, color, size, placement and so on. You want the client to say "I like the font, maybe make it bigger by 1pt" rather than "you didn't capitalize properly."

Re:Remember kids... (1)

DarkKnightRadick (268025) | about 4 years ago | (#32796614)

Probably some of the best typesetting text around, especially for web development.

Re:Remember kids... (1)

Aeternitas827 (1256210) | about 4 years ago | (#32796722)

I see the reason to have this sort of thing...but, I'm curious, why the Lorem ipsum bit so omnipresent in mockups, as opposed to everyone doing their own thing? I'm sure the same purpose could be served by many different pieces of text. Is it just a matter of copy/paste is so much easier? Is there something particular this does better than anything else someone could think up?

Re:Remember kids... (2, Informative)

NNKK (218503) | about 4 years ago | (#32796986)

I see the reason to have this sort of thing...but, I'm curious, why the Lorem ipsum bit so omnipresent in mockups, as opposed to everyone doing their own thing? I'm sure the same purpose could be served by many different pieces of text. Is it just a matter of copy/paste is so much easier? Is there something particular this does better than anything else someone could think up?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorem_ipsum [wikipedia.org]

Re:Remember kids... (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796660)

The problem with Lorem Ipsum is the stupid questions from clients.

" Is it French? What the fuck is this? Don't you speak english? How is anyone supposed to read it?"

Re:Remember kids... (5, Insightful)

Tim C (15259) | about 4 years ago | (#32796760)

Indeed, and I have had more or less that reaction in the past - "Why is it all in Latin? I don't like that..."

On the plus side if you use copy that is obviously placeholder, even at the most cursory of glances, it does make it less likely that it will be sent live by accident - and even if it is, there's no chance of actually offending anyone.

Re:Remember kids... (1)

masterwit (1800118) | about 4 years ago | (#32796806)

it does make it less likely that it will be sent live by accident - and even if it is, there's no chance of actually offending anyone.

True story. Those who know how to properly translate Latin to English, etc usually are not the those who are capable or willing to make an online translator. Google translate doesn't do Latin right? - at least it didn't many years ago when I was in high school!

Re:Remember kids... (3, Interesting)

tepples (727027) | about 4 years ago | (#32797096)

Indeed, and I have had more or less that reaction in the past - "Why is it all in Latin? I don't like that..."

Then use the English translation, like I do [pineight.com] .

Re:Remember kids... (1)

halo1982 (679554) | about 4 years ago | (#32796912)

The problem with Lorem Ipsum is the stupid questions from clients.

" Is it French? What the fuck is this? Don't you speak english? How is anyone supposed to read it?"

MOD PARENT WAY THE FUCK UP!!!!

Yeah, I get this all the time.

Even once from my old boss when I was working at a newspaper...*sigh*

Re:Remember kids... (2, Insightful)

gaspyy (514539) | about 4 years ago | (#32797030)

Well, that's the whole point.
A client may be confused for a few seconds about "gibberish text" and then will ignore it, concentrating on things that actually matter.

If you put in text, they'll start nitpicking on details that are irrelevant at that stage, like "it's 'M.D.', not 'MD'" or "you didn't capitalize properly" and so on.

Re:Remember kids... (1)

zmollusc (763634) | about 4 years ago | (#32796678)

Ah, gee, I never was any good at greek. The only word i recognise is occaecat (the ancient greek for Longcat).

Re:Remember kids... (4, Funny)

jamesh (87723) | about 4 years ago | (#32796718)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

What did you say about my mother???

Re:Remember kids... (3, Insightful)

JWSmythe (446288) | about 4 years ago | (#32796744)

    I agree. If you need substantial content, like to fill what should be news story bodies, Lorem Ipsum is perfect.

    When I'm testing things, and I'm looking at functionality over volume of filler, I'll use some informative yet useless information. For example a news story may read "This is a test title" and "This is the test body". No harm, no foul, and when something gets left behind for the bosses (or general public) to see,it won't result in finding yourself unemployed.

    A lot of times, when I'm working on someone's web site, and they haven't given me content for say their front page, I'll just put "Put something warm and friendly here." Occasionally (very occasionally) I'll put something funny in, but not so much that it'd cost me a job. I worked at a place, way back in the beginning of the popularity of the Internet. The programmers for the billing system had an impossible to reach if statement which said something like "You'll never fucking see this." Well, after a while, it was seen. Customers were less than happy, and were more than happy to contact the CEO directly. Heads rolled on that one.

    I expect that my customers will look at my work in progress. I encourage it, so I can get their feedback as it goes. It's much better to find out they don't like something in the beginning, rather than when you've worked on the project for months and are complete. If they see "you should have stuff here about your company", that's much better than nothing at all. For the sake of filling the space, Lorem Ipsum is much better.

 

Re:Remember kids... (1)

lxs (131946) | about 4 years ago | (#32796784)

What did you say about my mom?

Re:Remember kids... (1)

findoutmoretoday (1475299) | about 4 years ago | (#32797114)

<quote><p>Always use "Lorem Ipsum" text when you're doing layout work and don't want to be concerned with actual content.</p></quote>

Keep the Vatican out of this

duhhh (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796616)

Why don't they just use an international cymbalfor a socially inadequate or pathetic person [photobucket.com] .

Re:duhhh (5, Funny)

MichaelSmith (789609) | about 4 years ago | (#32796632)

Why don't they just use an international cymbal

Too loud.

What did it say about (1)

bugs2squash (1132591) | about 4 years ago | (#32796618)

slashdot followers ?

Re:What did it say about (1)

21mhz (443080) | about 4 years ago | (#32796666)

Those would be 'anoraks'.

Re:What did it say about (3, Funny)

Kitkoan (1719118) | about 4 years ago | (#32796794)

slashdot followers ?

They called us Nerds.

But I'm ok with that since even Slashdot itself tells me I'm a nerd, which for once isn't news, but does matter.

Truth in media? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796622)

C'mon, you know you were thinking it.

another bbc article (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796636)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/document/document_20070723.shtml

similar experience (5, Funny)

mogness (1697042) | about 4 years ago | (#32796730)

Once I was debugging some code at work and added a javascript alert "The dinosaur says RAWR!" to an error case that I was trying to reproduce. Well, I fixed the error but being the smart guy I am, forgot to take out the debug code. A few months later, some erroneous data in our app started causing an exception in the same exact place where my old error debug message was. It was a real head-slapper when I got the bug report...

For client X, when loading Y, error message is displayed: "The dinosaur says RAWR!"
While this is amusing it is not the expected behavior.

Ya, it's not harmful but it was a little embarrassing. It must be really embarrassing for a web developer at a company which is so publicly visible. I feel this particular developer's pain.

Re:similar experience (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32797254)

In an old wxPython application I once made (some IDE with a VCS for editing complex huge ini files) there is a tree control representing some inheritance mechanism. The user can drag any sub tree to another node to do a "cut and paste" operation of that sub tree to another position in the tree. If the user drags and drops the subtree to the same position a "Full gas in neutral error" message pops up with a funny icon.

There is also a very silly boolean constant (used for debugging and set to false on release): SERVER_COMMITS_SUICIDE_BY_CUTTING_ITS_OWN_WRISTS_ON_EXCEPTIONS

that's about right... (1)

fishfrys (720495) | about 4 years ago | (#32796764)

Come on... who doesn't like to insult Facebook fans? I fail to see the problem here.

It seems our parent nation England/UK (1)

Orion Blastar (457579) | about 4 years ago | (#32796774)

has somehow confused the 4th of July, US Independence Day with April Fool's day and tried to make the April Fool's day version of the new BBC web site.

I think the BBC's funniest April Fool's prank was the Spaghetti Trees. [youtube.com]

Oh that British Humor. If only Benny Hill had not passed away or Monty Python broken up they could have made even more practical jokes and even more BBC prototype beta web site designs to insult and offend more Facebook fans.

"We're the BBC, we don't care, we don't have to!" -Ernestine after being fired from her US phone company job and relocated to the UK to work for the BBC help desk to answer calls about this.

We Americans don't know what saddos means, it sounds like some sort of British candy, and we had no idea that the Queen of the UK joined the Pakistan hockey team, but good for her to cross cultural barriers and take up hockey. I am sure her royal highness is the best hip checker in that team and if the Pakistan hockey team wants to win, pass it to the Queen who is so skilled she can shoot a puck past any goalie due to all the hockey practice she took in the UK to get ready to join the Pakistan hockey team to help them win. I hear she took hockey lessons from none other that Sarah Palin herself who as the best hockey mom/pitbull with lipstick in Alaska needed a job after quitting as governor and was glad to teach the Queen all about hockey. I also heard that for her services to HRH and the crown that Sarah Palin was knighted as a female knight or dame or whatever and is moving to the UK to become an adviser to the Queen on hockey and other things they Queen wishes to know like using a sniper rifle in a helicopter to kill surplus wolves and stuff. HRH finds such things amusing that she is making a deal with Obama and Congress to turn the USA into the UK 2.0 so we can rejoin the New British Empire to help fix out economy and use UK laws as our US Constitution was not really being used anymore and then we can adopt the Pound Sterling and drop the US Dollar because now it is worth not more than toilet paper.

No pucks in field hockey (1, Insightful)

Frankie70 (803801) | about 4 years ago | (#32797274)

I am sure her royal highness is the best hip checker in that team and if the Pakistan hockey team wants to win, pass it to the Queen who is so skilled she can shoot a puck past any goalie due to all the hockey practice she took in the UK to get ready to join the Pakistan hockey team to help them win.

Pakistan plays regular hockey (also called as field hockey) - there are no pucks in hockey [wikipedia.org] .

Who cares?... (1)

matunos (1587263) | about 4 years ago | (#32796808)

Isn't the bigger insult to call the queen the Pakistani hockey team?

Who's the saddo now?

Oh, and Pakistan has a hockey team?

Re:Who cares?... (1)

opposabledumbs (1434215) | about 4 years ago | (#32796878)

Field hockey.

Re:Who cares?... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32797182)

Oh, and Pakistan has a hockey team?

It's their main sport after Cricket. They've got the best record of any national team, having won the Hockey World Cup 4 times, and running up twice. Sheesh, you don't get round much, do you?

saddos (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796810)

He said what everyone thinks. Except those saddos playing that farm thing.

Fuck Allah!!! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796850)

Fuck Muslims too. Fuck them straight up their terrorist asses.

Islam is a religion of hate, lies and murder.

Fuck Mohammad! Fuck Allah! Fuck Islam!!!!!

And fuck you too, Muslim turds.

Re:Fuck Allah!!! (3, Funny)

Bottles (1672000) | about 4 years ago | (#32796946)

I still think lorum ipsum is a better filler than your suggested text.

How I Learned to Start Thinking and Hate the Jews (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32796970)

There are two types of people in the world: people who think there are two types of people in the world and people who don’t. I’m among the first type and I think the world is divided into people who recognize the Jewish problem and people who don’t.

In other words, the world is divided into smart people and dumb people. If you’ve got an IQ of 80, have difficulty operating a can-opener, and recognize the Jewish problem, you’re smart. If you’ve got an IQ of 180, have already won a couple of Nobel Prizes, and don’t recognize the Jewish problem, you’re dumb.

I’ve been dumb for most of my life: it took me a long time to recognize the Jewish problem. I didn’t think for myself, I just accepted the propaganda and conformed to the consensus. Jews are good people. Only bad people criticize Jews. Jews good. Anti-Semites bad. But then, very slowly, I started to see the light.

Recognizing Jewish hypocrisy was the first big step. I was reading an article by someone called Rabbi Julia Neuberger, a prominent British liberal. I didn’t like liberals then, so I didn’t like her for that (and because her voice and manner had always grated on me), but her Jewishness wasn’t something I particularly noticed. But as I read the article I came across something that didn’t strike me as very liberal: she expressed concern about Jews marrying Gentiles, because this threatened the survival of the Jewish people.

That made me sit up and think. Hold on, I thought, I know this woman sits on all sorts of “multi-cultural” committees and is constantly being invited onto TV and radio to yap about the joys of diversity and the evils of racism. She’s all in favor of mass immigration and there’s no way she’s worried about Whites marrying non-Whites, because “Race is Just a Social Construct” and “We’re All the Same Under the Skin”. She’s a liberal and she thinks that race-mixing is good and healthy and Holy. Yet this same woman is worried about Jews marrying Gentiles. Small contradiction there, n'est ce-pas?

Well, no. Big contradiction. She obviously didn’t apply the same rules to everyone else as she applied to her own people, the Jews. She was, in short, a hypocrite. But not just that – she was a Jewish hypocrite. And that’s a big step for a brainwashed White to take: not just thinking in a negative way about a Jew, but thinking in a negative way about a Jew because of her Jewishness.

After that, I slowly started to see the world in a different way. Or to be more precise: I started to see the world. I started to see what had always been there: the massive over-representation of Jews in politics and the media. And I started to notice that a lot of those Jews – like Rabbi Julia Neuberger, in fact – gave me the creeps. There was something slimy and oily and flesh-crawling about them. And it wasn’t just me, either: other Gentiles seemed to feel it too.

Politicians often attract nicknames based on some outstanding aspect of their character or behavior. Margaret Thatcher was “The Iron Lady”. Ronald Reagan was “Teflon Ron”. Bill Clinton was “Slick Willy”. But these are Gentile politicians and their nicknames are at least half-affectionate. Jewish politicians seem to attract a different kind of nickname. In Britain, Gerald Kaufman, bald, homosexual Member of Parliament for Manchester Gorton, is nicknamed “Hannibal Lecter”. Peter Mandelson, now Britain’s Euro-Commissioner and Tony Blair’s suspected former lover, is “The Prince of Darkness”. Michael Howard (né Hecht), the leader of the British Conservative Party, is “Dracula”.

When I noticed this kind of thing, I started to ask questions. What was going on here? Why did Jews attract nicknames like that? And why had Gentiles reacted to them like that not just now, but a long way into the past? Shakespeare seems to have felt the same kind of repulsion when he created the vengeful lawyer Shylock, and Dickens when he created the parasitic master-thief Fagin. Classic “anti-Semitic” stereotypes, but I knew that stereotypes aren’t always wrong. If anti-Semitic stereotypes aren’t always wrong, then there’s an obvious conclusion: neither is anti-Semitism. Gentiles are sometimes right to dislike and distrust Jews.

After all, at the same time I was noticing something else: the massive over-representation of Jews, not just among politicians and journalists, but among crooked businessmen too. In fact, among very, very crooked businessmen, the ones responsible for really big frauds at Gentile expense. Men like Robert Maxwell (né Hoch), Ivan “Greed is Good” Boesky, and Michael Milken. And, on a slightly lesser scale, Ernest Saunders, who finagled an early release from prison because he was coming down with Alzheimer’s, that well-known incurable brain disease from which no-one ever recovers. Only Saunders managed to confound medical science and recover from it.

Slimy. Hypocritical. Crooked. In a word: Jewish. But I didn’t take the final step, the step to full recognition of the Jewish problem, until I watched the reaction to Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. I’m not a Christian and I have little sympathy with modern Christianity, but I had a lot of sympathy for Mel Gibson as I watched the hysterical campaign against him. The hysterical, well-organized, international campaign by the slimy, hypocritical, crooked Jew Abe Foxman, Head of the Anti-Defamation League, and his fellow slimy, hypocritical, crooked Jews around the world. They didn’t like something and they were moving heaven and earth to get it stopped.

And what was it they didn’t like? A movie about an event at the heart of European art, literature, and culture: the crucifixion of Christ. So here was another obvious conclusion: Jews hate European art, literature, and culture. In other words, Jews hate White civilization and the White race who created it.

After that, it all fell into place. I finally recognized that Jews weren’t just slimy, hypocritical, and crooked, but actively dangerous too. If I thought of something harmful to White civilization and the survival of the White race – mass immigration, feminism, multi-culturalism, anti-racism, gay rights – I realized that Jews were behind it, were promoting it through their control of the media, and had been doing so for decades.

Finally, I had seen the light. Finally, I had gotten smart and recognized the Jewish problem, the problem that even dumb Gentiles subconsciously recognize when they give nicknames like “Hannibal Lecter” and “Prince of Darkness” and “Dracula” to Jewish politicians. Jews really do want to eat us, and steal our souls, and suck our blood, and it’s about time we started firing a few silver bullets.

Re:How I Learned to Start Thinking and Hate the Je (2, Funny)

Bottles (1672000) | about 4 years ago | (#32797284)

I'll say it again, I still think lorum ipsum is a better filler than your suggested text.

And the insult comes from who? (4, Funny)

MavEtJu (241979) | about 4 years ago | (#32796996)

I don't care being called a "saddo" by a webmonkey.

The News (5, Interesting)

_Sprocket_ (42527) | about 4 years ago | (#32797012)

CNN falls all over itself to pander to "social networking" types while the BBC refers to them as "saddos." Yet another example of the BBC showing up US news services.

Goddammit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#32797052)

I linked to this article from my newsfeed following Slashdot on Facebook! Now that's saddotastic.

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Anonymous Coward

Saddo is actually a good name. (1)

miffo.swe (547642) | about 4 years ago | (#32797202)

I see people all over sitting infront of their facebook instead of interacting IRL. Facebook is a compliment to IRL, not a substitute. I can understand teenagers who havent got kids, houses, work etc to look after but grown ups? Its just sad.

There's a nice ring to it (1)

Alien1024 (1742918) | about 4 years ago | (#32797246)

Become a saddo of BBC on Facebook

Become a saddo of Slashdot on Facebook

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