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but it was tediously self-important for that person to tag him in the first place.
a) someone being very snide and, arrogant who basically is happy to tell someone they've never met that they're doing a shit job in a way that loads of people can seem and seems to feel that's somehow appropriate behaviour and
b) you've got the equivalent of that kid in a primary school class who runs to the teacher as soon as anyone says anything a bit naughty.
It's pretty hard to give either of them an inch of moral high ground here.
It's like purposefully winding up the kid you know will react furiously and then getting your slimy mate to tell on them.
But she set about winding him up, like a little shit, knowing that he'd do something 'outrageous'. She's a grown up too.
and the responses are the wanky blogosphere equivalent of facebook style 'u ok hun? wots up? hugs xxxxx'.
but a UK editor for the Huff Post. she knew exactly what she was doing.
he was on TMS last year (he might be regularly, idk) but he spoke for about half-an-hour over lunch. pretty much the most entertaining thing i've ever heard.
sure, he's a bit posh, but he's a good egg, i think, and really pretty funny.
She had a little cry. Giles wins.
but is STILL ARGUING ABOUT IT ON TWITTER. if you're gonna do the hyberbolic insult thing it's cooler and more effective to just leave it at that and stop responding, no? fucking twitter.
really hate those "THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT GUYZ" type tweets
(he's responding a lot more prolifically and angrily though...)
instead of a vikram-style overreaction... idk much about giles coren tho, is it just because he's well sexy?
like they're so above these INTERNET WORDS, but they must use them to communicate with the internet masses. ffs gonna get the fuck off twitter now
You'll be suggesting we start spelling 'organise' with a Z next. For fuck's sake.
one of the main reasons i stopped using twitter was stuff like this. you can just picture alice vincent's smug, smarmy face as she wrote the tweet, giles coren's smug, politically incorrect face as he wrote out the insult and jane bradley's smug, liberal face as she took a screenshot of it and tweeted. all of them probably pissing themselves at the retweets + followers they would get from the whole thing.
How's about THAT, smuggo
'go fuck yourself' is alright in my book
I thought the lady's tweet was an excellent and funny diss, and the guy's reply not so much.
He's probably got a killer hate-fuck in him
People on Twitter who go out their way to make snide remarks about someone else's work are obnoxious idiots. You probably wouldn't go out your way to wander up to someone in a street or an office and tell them what a shit job they're doing and, if you did, of course you'd be told to fuck off. Why on Earth should it be any different on Twitter?
This is probably the only thing Giles Coren's ever done that I've actually got time for.
I enjoy seeing his posh fop mug on the telly.
which surely classifies as a snide remark.
Fair enough you didn't do it directly to their face (or Twitter avatar) but the principle is the same: it's just critique, something which journo's dish out and receive as part of the trade. It can be pointless, funny, enlightening, rubbish, etc, etc; it doesn't really matter.
I would argue that the chick's original tweet was quite funny (comparing a journo's column to a mumsnet blogpost, ouch!) if a bit brash and unprovoked, but the guy's reply was fairly witless. So she wins.
I can handle poor people giving each other shit over facebook about their shit lives, but middle class people sniping at each other looking for a rise is so undignified. Completely pointless thing to use manipulated by the worst kind of people. I hate it SO MUCH
have Grace Dent and Alex Petridis collaborated on a Spotify playlist of songs containing the phrase "barren old hog" yet?
world continues to turn
I think perhaps he meant it to be funny?