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London 2012 Olympics to be held in French - Telegraph
Hasn't it always been thus ? Nothing 'Secret' about that.
Merde! is the word
In that part of London it could have been Punjabi or Urdhu if it was to reflect the language of the locals, maybe Polish.
I thought English was the international language? As used by Air Traffic controls etc the world over.
I understand the thinking behind this, but surely more people speak English as their first/second or even third langauge than French? Why not Spanish? That has a high proportion of countries speaking it.
I think it's to 'honour' the French for it being them who revived the Olympic games and founding the International Olympic committee .....
Does it really matter ? With hemaphrodites competing as women, people with artificial limbs wanting to compete 'fairly' with normally equipped human bodies (despite having their own games where people with different disabilities compete 'equally' against each other), sports that have long been professional and having their own year-round tournaments like tennis, golf and soccer and drugs rife in all sports, isn't this the least of our problems ?
None of this is new, it is the same for all Olympic venues, I would have thought. Of course it had to be the predominantly monolingual Anglo-Saxons to get on the outrage bus over this, French is the language of our archrivals afterall, socialist cheese eating, permanently striking, berret wearing, baguette carrying, do-no-goods! Slow news day at the Torrygraphs HQ's?
I'd agree completely with DB if it weren't for one thing - Ladie's Beach Volleyball.
Apart from that, I'll be taking two weeks leave out of the area, and avoiding the commute ever day which will be even worse than normal. I know that in theory the olympics will have no impact on the trains, but I know with equal certainty that it will, somehow, manage to **** up transport around the Capital completely. It doesn't take much for the Train Op Cos to stop services!
Strange, but I thought that Greek would be more appropriate.
Theres a thought. I wonder which of the various usual suspects will be the first to threaten strike action in 2012?
Surely an idigenous language of these isles would be more appropriate - Welsh.
Vite! Dans le bus outrage!
Whats wrong with that???, are you saying that it is not fair the able bodied people?
Not sure what you mean with your second question Bokka ...... doesn't read well. But I don't think Oscar Pistorius should be able to compete against able bodied in anything other than a just for shits and giggles type of event. You cannot calculate whether he has and advantage or is at a disadvantage.
FOR ME PERSONALLY, in the para-Olympics it is difficult to work out whether a runner with one artificial leg and one with one arm missing and another with both arms gone and a blind man with all his limbs can compete on a level platform. I'm glad all can compete but i do not think competing against 'able-bodied' athletes would have any meaning as physically they are different.
Not trying to insult anyone here ............... no, really I'm not !
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