Am I the only one you thinks it is dreadful?
<pokes head round door>
I like the kit.
IMHO, I don't see that expressing an opinion, even a negative one = moaning.
I dislike the kit, I'm not moaning about it.
Just as I dislike brussel sprouts. But I'm not moaning about them.
Mind you, I also dislike the ConDems and David Cameron - now that is moaning.
"We love to moan" - evidence? Take your pick
The negativity thing is a very British trait. Just look back over the whole Olympic thing since it was awarded to London. Criticism of it being in London, the design of the stadia, the logo and mascots (which, to be fare, are shite), complaints that facilities weren't finished with several years left to go, comments about GB only winning at posh sports, the cost, the exploitation of commercial partnerships to off set some of those costs, transport etc the list goes on.
That's a valid debate JB. It's all the petty negativity I'm on about.
I worked with a guy who was once referred to as someone who, if he won the lottery, would complain that it was paid out in fivers. Often our debates on here on small stuff goes down that route. Just sayin' 'sall.
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This. I guess this is what irks me - perfectly valued opinions are dismissed as moaning. It goes far wider than the kit issue. There seems to be a bit of a meme about that people should only express positive opinions or there's something wrong with them.
This is a really interesting book on the topic.
I think there's also a tendency to form a skewed idea about how strongly people feel about a subject due to the misinterpretation of several mild opinions being equivalent to one very strong one. Essentially, quite a number of people, when asked, think that the new GB Olympic kit is a little disappointing. I don't suppose anyone who has expressed this opinion is losing any sleep over it or written to their MP in disgust, yet other people somehow visualise these mild-mannered individuals as being some sort of collective baying mob.
Happens all the time on t'web, doesn't it. Especially when one person has an opinion which goes against the majority opinion. All of a sudden, everyone who holds the majority opinion is part of some sort of clique. Give it another two or three pages of pie-slinging and inevitably Godwin's Law is invoked.
What was the question? This wine is excellent...
I am in no way suggesting towing the line. I have already given my opinion on the misuse of our flag. And of course everyone is entitled to opinion.
The danger is when all we can ever see are problems rather than giving things a go. Just try saying yes every now and then. Not something I find easy either I must add.
The only person who looks good in it, apart from Jess Ennis, is Andy Murray but we all know he's not British.
I do like the strip but can understand why people think there should be more red.
But, look at the pictures fr the girls in their shorts. Do you really think that red would look good in those places?
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