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I Don't Know About The National Anthems

but somebody has trouble getting the flags right

     
12:56 pm on Jul 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Olympic organisers have apologised to the North Korean women's football team after their images were shown on a screen next to a South Korean flag.

[reuters.com...]
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More here ... [telegraph.co.uk...]

Apparently they were not going to participate. The whole games would have been ruined if the North Korean women's football team dropped out, eh? :)
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You can understand why the minimum wage (probably) person responsible made the error. Both countries call themselves the "Republic of Korea" the North Koreans just put "Democratic People's" in front of it. So I can understand why some half-wit got it wrong he/she probably made the mistake of assuming that the word "Democratic" meant they have free elections so therefore they must be the South Koreans.

Personally I have little interest in the Olympics, I might have watched some of it but the overkill tactics of promoting this event almost every day for the last three years by the BBC have burnt out part of my brain and now I would rather watch paint dry.

That said, I am really interested in the anti-terrorist pantomime - just how do the powers that be imagine that one of the missile batteries on top of the nearby tower blocks are going to shoot down any Al-Qaeda controlled airliners over London without causing even more damage?

I still think the Bart and Lisa Simpson logo was put forward by the designer as a joke and they fell for it.
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400K that logo cost. It must be good?
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It wasn't the Hampden Park folks. It was London to blame.
[bbc.co.uk...]
2:05 pm on July 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

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A stupid mistake, eh over the flag, eh.

The national flag is important to any nation, so I can understand them being upset.

In true British style, those responsible will have been given a good talking to.

Apology made, now let's move on and enjoy the sport.
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since when has scotland been part of London? thats what i want to know. if i was north korea i would be more annoyed that they made us travel 400 miles up north to play in a half-empty hampden park, instead of the emirates or stamford bridge, or any of the other London stadiums
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Glasgow needed some different football news given recent weeks! ;)
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That said, I am really interested in the anti-terrorist pantomime - just how do the powers that be imagine that one of the missile batteries on top of the nearby tower blocks are going to shoot down any Al-Qaeda controlled airliners over London without causing even more damage?

I thought that the Whitehall poodles were just obeying orders from Washington over deploying the missiles.
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since when has scotland been part of London? thats what i want to know. if i was north korea i would be more annoyed that they made us travel 400 miles up north to play in a half-empty hampden park, instead of the emirates or stamford bridge, or any of the other London stadiums
And they wonder why Scots want independence?

Just for information some of the football was sent to Cardiff, Newcastle and Glasgow to try to keep the rest of the UK happy given that we are all paying for the Olympics but London is getting all the benefits. ;)
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scotland is a whole different country though. its just a sop to keep them sweet. not that i'm bothered... it just seems a bit weird.
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since when has scotland been part of London?


scotland is a whole different country though


Scotland gets a capital S...always..as does London ..
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Can't we all get along?

Never mind, Rodney King is dead, screw it.
4:38 pm on July 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The "Democratic" bit of North Korea's name reflects a general rule: adjectives in a country names mean the opposite of what they should, so:

"democratic" means a ditatorship, "peoples'" means a country run by an elite, etc.
 

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