Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Deceptikitty, Mar 7, 2008.
What a bunch of Athols those cable company people are. (C'mon, someone had to)
Seriously, I can't help but see the humour in this. Though I understand, nobody likes being the butt of any joke.
EDIT: I of course made a joke using "Athol" that I am now retracting since Split Lip beat me to the punch.
Honestly though it was just a fun joke and it seems they're once again being hypersensitive. Probably just thought there could be money in attacking the cable network.
I'm so sick of whiners.
Boohoo, you have a funny sounding name you're going to hear it sooner or later. Can't people just deal with it? I mean think about what Butte must go through.
Boo la freakin hoo, cry me a river Athols. Take off your Ultra Magnus armour, put your big girl panties on, and deal with it.
Seriously, this whole being "offended" thing is just ridiculous.
That is one of the best damn lede sentences I've ever seen. I'm actually kinda surprised the AP let it go through like that.
I am outcryously offensed!
People who think "Athol" is pronounced anything like "asshole" are wicked retahds, and they probably can't pronounce "Gloucester," "Worcester," "Leicester," "Billerica," "Peabody," "Swampscott," and "Medford" correctly, either.
I think I've driven through Athol once. I don't remember.
I think Leicester and Athol are the only one I can't pronounce, since I never heard of them before now. What is the proper pronounciation of those two anyway?
Also, I see what you did thar.
Oh boo hoo. Since when did this country turn to a bunch of whiny bitches? OOOH they made fun of our town name! WAAAH I'm telling. Geeze.
I think it's pronounced like "Lester" or "Lestah" as I sometimes do.
Yes. It is. 'Lester' not 'Ly-sester' as some folks manage to pronounce it...
It actually took me a while to realize what the deal was about.
At first, I was like "Athol? What's so funny about that?" but then Lance mentioned the "asshole" pronouncication.
I honestly thought it was pronounced "Aw-thawl" or "Ay-thawl".
It's "ATH-awl," actually.
Do you want to strangle people when they pronounce it "PEA-body?" I know I sure do.
For those of you saying boo hoo to this, chalk it up to civic pride, a concept which these days seems a faded memory of the past. Couple that with New England Hospitality, the region's almost-genetic predisposition for an automatic distrust and dislike of people not from 'round here, and you may begin to understand why some people, especially the older generations, take such offense to something so seemingly-innocuous as the willful mispronunciation of a town's name for the sake of a really lame pun.
People are getting way to sensitive though.
Cumming, Georgia had a t-shirt made of it, and they cried too.
I'm surrounded by Athols!
Keep firing, Athols!
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