What are your unpopular opinions?

What are your unpopular opinions?

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Schmed

1,427 posts

22 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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berlintaxi said:
Willy Nilly said:
Hammond, May, Clarkson era Top Gear is one of the best TV programs this century.
It wasn't even the best TV program on the night it was on let alone this century.
confused Berlintaxi is clearly on crack.

Truckosaurus

7,328 posts

234 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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Schmed said:
confused Berlintaxi is clearly on crack.
Or a big fan of Countryfile.

Flibble

5,180 posts

131 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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Schmed said:
berlintaxi said:
Willy Nilly said:
Hammond, May, Clarkson era Top Gear is one of the best TV programs this century.
It wasn't even the best TV program on the night it was on let alone this century.
confused Berlintaxi is clearly on crack.
I agree with him. Three bellends arsing around doesn't make for the TV show of the century.

Bandit110

174 posts

54 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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The Outlaw Josey Wales was crap.

andy_s

15,630 posts

209 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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slipstream 1985 said:
I didn't hold the door open because you're a lady, I held it open because i'm a gentleman.
Indeed, the stock response to uncharitable rejection of gallantry.

NoVetec

9,860 posts

123 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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Nik da Greek said:
singlecoil said:
Drama series featuring serial murders are st. They exist because for the writer/s they are ideal, a new killing every episode, and no need to show the motivation of the killer (because insane).
Not as st as film franchises featuring serial killers. Especially when the scriptwriters try to re-imagine, say, Hannibal Lecter as going from the most terrifying human who ever lived to some wronged, tortured soul bordering on a superhero who only ever ate bad people that really deserved it rolleyes
Yeah the prequel film was naff. Thomas Harris didn't want to even write a fourth book, but when the studio said we'll get someone else to do a novelisation of the film we're making anyway because 'rights already secured' etc he felt compelled to write one. Suppose that makes sense as an author - begrudgingly write a book to add to a series after your first two books were golden, rather than have another person write a new one using characters you've created which have been largely lauded.

The fact Hannibal only murdered and/or ate certain types of people was dealt with much more elegance in Red Dragon & SOTL.



Countdown

25,621 posts

146 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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andy_s said:
slipstream 1985 said:
I didn't hold the door open because you're a lady, I held it open because i'm a gentleman.
Indeed, the stock response to uncharitable rejection of gallantry.
Unpopular opinion.......

Gentlemen don't respond to churlish behaviour with churlish behaviour.

Frank7

4,340 posts

37 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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Flibble said:
Schmed said:
berlintaxi said:
Willy Nilly said:
Hammond, May, Clarkson era Top Gear is one of the best TV programs this century.
It wasn't even the best TV program on the night it was on let alone this century.
confused Berlintaxi is clearly on crack.
I agree with him. Three bellends arsing around doesn't make for the TV show of the century.
Agreed, but in the interest of full disclosure, I’m hardly going
to oppose someone with taxi in their name, am I?

DoubleD

10,620 posts

58 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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Some topgears were great, i loved the races. But some were terrible!

julianm

984 posts

151 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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Can someone explain how the name Top Gear (2 words) has become topgear with a strange pronunciation emphasis? See also Glaxo Smith Kline = glaxosmithkline with an emphasis on the smith. You may start your explanation with the word 'So'.

Balmoral

32,198 posts

198 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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julianm said:
You may start your explanation with the word 'So'.
But if you do, I will actually kill you.

j_4m

1,574 posts

14 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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Countdown said:
andy_s said:
slipstream 1985 said:
I didn't hold the door open because you're a lady, I held it open because i'm a gentleman.
Indeed, the stock response to uncharitable rejection of gallantry.
Unpopular opinion.......

Gentlemen don't respond to churlish behaviour with churlish behaviour.
They buy your family village and force you all to work in a factory?

DoubleD

10,620 posts

58 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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julianm said:
Can someone explain how the name Top Gear (2 words) has become topgear with a strange pronunciation emphasis? See also Glaxo Smith Kline = glaxosmithkline with an emphasis on the smith. You may start your explanation with the word 'So'.
I will start it with

Whocares

andy_s

15,630 posts

209 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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DoubleD said:
julianm said:
Can someone explain how the name Top Gear (2 words) has become topgear with a strange pronunciation emphasis? See also Glaxo Smith Kline = glaxosmithkline with an emphasis on the smith. You may start your explanation with the word 'So'.
I will start it with

Whocares
Shouldn't that be "whocares julianm"? smile

DoctorX

4,723 posts

117 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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DoubleD said:
julianm said:
Can someone explain how the name Top Gear (2 words) has become topgear with a strange pronunciation emphasis? See also Glaxo Smith Kline = glaxosmithkline with an emphasis on the smith. You may start your explanation with the word 'So'.
I will start it with

Whocares
So, I’m rather familiar, let’s say, with GSK I’ve never heard anyone emphasise the Smith in the way you suggest.

davhill

4,134 posts

134 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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AFAIK, there's nothing new about making a portmanteau word out of two or more words.
For example, Cadburyschweppes.

However, pronunciation seems to vary according to no particular rule.

I always wonder why, whenever The Detroit Spinners get airplay on the radio, they become
The Deetriot Spinners.

anonymous-user

4 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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That bands and artists that spell their names distinctly but oddly ie

P!nk instead of Pink
$uicideboy$ instead of Suicide boys

Bugger up voice recognition on your smart speakers

bristolracer

3,216 posts

99 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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techiedave said:
That bands and artists that spell their names distinctly but oddly ie

P!nk instead of Pink
$uicideboy$ instead of Suicide boys

Bugger up voice recognition on your smart speakers
And for people searching on Spotify. Took me ages to find !!! (pronounced chk chk chk )
Still if they dont want any royalties..........



singlecoil

28,224 posts

196 months

Saturday 19th January 2019
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In my opinion people shouldn't use the word 'decimated' if what they actually mean is 'destroyed' or 'devastated' etc. Similarly they should not use the word 'incredibly' when they actually mean 'very' or 'extremely'.

Dr Jekyll

18,718 posts

211 months

Saturday 19th January 2019
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..and people shouldn't say 'begging the question' when they mean someone is leaving a question unanswered as opposed to assuming what they are trying to prove.
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