Del wrote:Its only DAYS away! How exciting!
No this isn't the "Lets bag the Olympics" thread.
What does "bag" mean in this context?
We're going to put the Olympic Stadium and the Games into a bag, and take it home- what do you think it means?
To 'bag' something is to badmouth it. I thought that was British slang as well as Aussie slang. Oh well.
I found London bad enough in winter with nothing special going on (especially the Tube), so I reckon that if I was over there during the Olympics, it would be utterly unbearable.
Del, have you been watching Psychic Expo ads? I detest the word fantabulous, partly because it isn't a word. And if it was, then I would purge it with fire.
But seriously, what is the point of the Olympics? It's basically a revival of a Greek ceremonial games where men would compete naked (and no ladies were allowed to watch or, with some exceptions, compete, because Ancient Greece was a misogynistic group of city states, with the exception of Sparta, which was just a military dictatorship). Can you imagine running at full pelt in the nude? I can't. I could see some very
painful injuries in a nude athlete's future.
Four minutes? That's ages! What if I get bored? I need a television, a couple of books. Anyone for chess? Bring me knitting.
-The Eighth Doctor, defiant in the face of death, in Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor