April 16, 2006

Imbecile of the Week #2: Arrogant Americans

Writing about web page http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/15/AR2006041500902.html

From today's Washington Post:

Verra Budimlija was once a classic fan of Prime Minister Tony Blair — she's 40, a well-educated advertising executive, the kind of voter who propelled Blair and the Labor Party to power in 1997. Not only does she live in Islington, a Labor stronghold where people took to the streets to celebrate Blair's generation-shifting election, she lives in the very brick house that was Blair's at the time.

Just because you're too lazy to use vowels, doesn't mean we are too! Imagine the interested reader who searches on Google for the 'Labor Party'. Idiots.

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  1. Imagine the interested reader who searches on Google for the 'Labor Party'.

    They'd get a load of sites from Australia.

    16 Apr 2006, 12:00

  2. I actually like that way of spelling – color, labor etc. It makes more sense than wasting your time with a 'u' thats silent. I know its taboo in Britain…..but there you go

    16 Apr 2006, 13:46

  3. E Williams

    I'm an American living in England. The first thing I thought when reading this article was "It's the LABOUR Party". This is an example of poor journalism (and attitude I suppose). You don't change the NAME of something because part of the name is spelled differently in your country. You wouldn't change Kathryn to Catherine because that's how your family spells it. Go right ahead and change labour to labor, but not Labour to Labor!

    By the way, when in Rome… when writing to Americans I drop the u, in Britain I keep the u.

    16 Apr 2006, 15:40

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