08 August 2008

Whilst The Brits Are Getting Royally Screwed By Their Public Sector, At Least Their Private Sector Journalist Still Use the Word "Whilst" . . .

Twice as many public-funded workers as athletes are in Beijing at a cost of almost £7million to the taxpayer, it has emerged.

Good thing taxpayers are an unlimited resource that can be tapped at will without a complaint and without cost to the overall economy. Think that bill is bad now, wait till they host the damn games four years from now. Add three or four zeroes zeds (sorry, almost typed zeroes) to that £7million and then you'll be in the ballpark on the pitch (OK, that doesn't sound right, what the hell is British for 'in the ballpark'?) with how screwed the taxpayers of the United Kingdom will be as their own hosting of these quadrennial festivities occurs.

But that aside, I am impressed that the word "whilst" was used in the article, don't see that every day here in the Good Ol' U S of A (though we'll be taking home a few more medals than you Brits will, even as we have a better public-funded workers to athletes ratio than y'all do).

Speaking of the upcoming Summer Olympics, (intoned in a chanting manner) U S A, U S A, U S A, U S A, U S A, U S A, U S A, U S A, U S A, U S A, U S A, (and on, and on, and on . . .)

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