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(Metro)   Yes, an American wins the Gloucestershire cheese-rolling race. Cheese USA USA USA   (metro.co.uk) divider line 45
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2013-05-27 08:16:18 PM
www.gourmet.com
 
2013-05-27 08:40:55 PM
Hold up.  I just got word form the ICC (International Cheese Committee) that the winner was later disqualified for using banned substances.

A pic of his locker:

i218.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-27 08:45:15 PM
Did he promptly sue for millions after stubbing his little toe?
 
2013-05-27 08:51:15 PM
What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?
 
2013-05-27 08:51:23 PM
That would be very American
 
2013-05-27 08:55:00 PM

Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?


It's the same percentage of farkers who majored in English.

/if it weren't for Shakespeare, I wouldn't understand a single English place name.
 
2013-05-27 08:57:06 PM

Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?


What percentage of Britons can pronounce the name of that place?
 
2013-05-27 08:59:10 PM

max_pooper: Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?

What percentage of Britons can pronounce the name of that place?


Any English place name that looks like it should be 4 syllables or more just gets smooshed down to "whatevev-tshchshchryrr"
 
2013-05-27 08:59:51 PM
"Vulveeta" is not a cheese. Wife and I have been arguing that for almost 20 years. I love her to death, but contend it's not a cheese.
 
2013-05-27 09:00:19 PM
Gloucestershirewith Stilton is very good cheese.
 
2013-05-27 09:07:46 PM
American wins Gloucestershire cheese-rolling racedoes or doesn't do ______________, despite health and safety warnings
 
2013-05-27 09:26:54 PM
img.youtube.com

very disappointed indeed.
 
2013-05-27 09:47:54 PM
home.gwi.net


When future historians write about us, if they base their conclusions on whatever material goods survive from present-day America, we will undoubtedly stand alone among nations and be known forevermore as, "Those who chose cheese."
 
2013-05-27 09:51:52 PM

Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?


GLOW-ster?
 
2013-05-27 09:53:52 PM

fusillade762: Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?

GLOW-ster?


GLAW-ster.

Now what percentage of farkwits have ever tried Gloucester cheese?
 
2013-05-27 10:04:15 PM
labourlist.org

Cheese???
 
2013-05-27 10:13:58 PM

Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?


CSS: Years ago I was in London with a friend and we were trying to get to Lye-chester square...and kept going into various shops asking for directions and a few people just shrugged until someone finally figured out that we were looking for Leicester square.

/Lester
 
2013-05-27 10:15:33 PM
Uh oh. Once a black guy enters the sport, that's it for the white guys.
 
2013-05-27 10:15:39 PM
After looking at this guy's uh....attire....anyone else have that tune "Thrift shop" going through their heads now?
 
2013-05-27 10:17:44 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Now what percentage of farkwits have ever tried Gloucester cheese?


You can get it at Trader Joe's. I love Cotswold.
 
2013-05-27 10:19:30 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: fusillade762: Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?

GLOW-ster?

GLAW-ster.

Now what percentage of farkwits have ever tried Gloucester cheese?


Gloucester = Gloss-ter

Gloucestershire = Gloss-ter-sher

/not hard to get it right when you're a Brit who had a flatmate from there at Uni
 
2013-05-27 10:21:53 PM
Just be sure not to mix it with embalming fluid....
 
2013-05-27 10:34:33 PM
The organisers had tried to make this year's festivities safer by using a foam copy of the dairy product.


I don't know what's more embarassing: running down a hill in pursuit of a wheel of cheese or telling all your coworkers you can't come in cause you got brained by a flying fancy brand frisbee watching the dudes run down the hill.
 
2013-05-27 10:40:28 PM

Fromageball: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Now what percentage of farkwits have ever tried Gloucester cheese?

You can get it at Trader Joe's. I love Cotswold.


Double Gloucester didn't impress me, seemed like it was a boring kind of cheddar.
 
2013-05-27 10:49:39 PM

Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?


It's pronounced like it's spelled.. Cooper's Hill
 
2013-05-27 11:58:38 PM

Shagbert: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: fusillade762: Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?

GLOW-ster?

GLAW-ster.

Now what percentage of farkwits have ever tried Gloucester cheese?

Gloucester = Gloss-ter

Gloucestershire = Gloss-ter-sher

/not hard to get it right when you're a Brit who had a flatmate from there at Uni


Glaw-ster is closer... the "glouce" is one syllable, yes, but the ending "ce" is usually left off in most pronunciations.  I would say maybe "Glah-stir"
 
2013-05-28 12:31:37 AM
I thought they outlawed that race.  ????
 
2013-05-28 01:06:51 AM
Who hath prophetic vision sees
In future times a ten ton cheese,
Several companies could join
To furnish curd for great combine
More honor far than making gun
Of mighty size and many a ton.
Machine it could be made with ease
That could turn this monster cheese,
The greatest honour to our land
Would be this orb of finest brand,
Three hundred curd they would need squeeze
For to make this mammoth cheese.
So British lands could confederate
Three hundred provinces in one state,
When all in harmony agrees
To be pressed in one like this cheese,
Then one skillful hand could acquire
Power to move British empire.
But various curds must be combined
And each factory their curd must grind,
To blend harmonious in one
This great cheese of mighty span,
And uniform in quality
A glorious reality.
But it will need a powerful press
This cheese queen to caress,
And a large extent of charms
Hoop will encircle in its arms,
And we do not now despair,
But we shall see it at world's fair.
And view the people all agog, so
Excited o'er it in Chicago,
To seek fresh conquests queen of cheese
She may sail across the seas,
Where she would meet reception grand
From the warm hearts in old England.
 
2013-05-28 01:20:56 AM
Bonus: Appears to be wearing some sort of Captain America bodysuit.
 
2013-05-28 02:41:55 AM

Fromageball: Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?

CSS: Years ago I was in London with a friend and we were trying to get to Lye-chester square...and kept going into various shops asking for directions and a few people just shrugged until someone finally figured out that we were looking for Leicester square.

/Lester


Your handle is tailor made for this thread.
 
2013-05-28 02:52:01 AM
Best win of the day was the Japanese dude who dressed as a ninja.
 
2013-05-28 04:39:20 AM

reillan: Shagbert: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: fusillade762: Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?

GLOW-ster?

GLAW-ster.

Now what percentage of farkwits have ever tried Gloucester cheese?

Gloucester = Gloss-ter

Gloucestershire = Gloss-ter-sher

/not hard to get it right when you're a Brit who had a flatmate from there at Uni

Glaw-ster is closer... the "glouce" is one syllable, yes, but the ending "ce" is usually left off in most pronunciations.  I would say maybe "Glah-stir"


No, he's right.  Gloss-ter is closer.  Your version is woeful.

Fromageball: CSS: Years ago I was in London with a friend and we were trying to get to Lye-chester square...and kept going into various shops asking for directions and a few people just shrugged until someone finally figured out that we were looking for Leicester square.


So YOU'RE the ones!  You guys are a national stereotype, everyone knows that story!
 
2013-05-28 06:56:11 AM
I think the use of the USA USA bodysuit probably left the specators with happy and harmonious sentiments.
 
2013-05-28 07:11:34 AM
I like that all the races buy one was won by a foreigner.

THIS IS WHAT IMMIGRATION HAS DONE TO BRITAIN!
 
2013-05-28 07:32:58 AM
THE CHEESE WAS A LIE!!

Srsly. It was decided that a real wheel of cheese might injure competitors hurling themselves down the grassy hill after it, so a soft, fake wheel of cheese was substituted.

Something something Nanny state something...

Also, GLoAH-stuh.
 
2013-05-28 07:44:12 AM
Gloucester
Leicester
Cirencester
Bicester
Towcester

There is an odd one out.

btw, it is Glosster, gloss as in floss.
 
2013-05-28 08:08:57 AM
This whole sordid affair has put me in mind of the horse race scene from the Quite Man
 
2013-05-28 08:09:30 AM

namegoeshere: Srsly. It was decided that a real wheel of cheese might injure competitors hurling themselves down the grassy hill after it, so a soft, fake wheel of cheese was substituted.

Something something Nanny state something...


Well, it's the falling down the slope that injures competitors, not the cheese.  The cheese was substituted after police warnings that anybody seen to be an organiser, which being supplier of the cheese would be, would be open to lawsuits in the event of injury, lawsuits that would destroy their businesses and therefore livelihoods.  So nothing to do with the State at all.

Something something litigous behaviour imported from the colonies something something.
 
2013-05-28 08:17:40 AM
Worcestershire.


Pronounced 'Lea and Perrins'.
 
2013-05-28 08:47:05 AM

Purple_Jack: Worcestershire.

Pronounced 'Lea and Perrins'.


Brilliant.
 
2013-05-28 09:03:42 AM

Ex-Texan: "Vulveeta" is not a cheese.


It sounds like a nasty STD...
 
2013-05-28 02:51:13 PM

The Envoy: reillan: Shagbert: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: fusillade762: Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?

GLOW-ster?

GLAW-ster.

Now what percentage of farkwits have ever tried Gloucester cheese?

Gloucester = Gloss-ter

Gloucestershire = Gloss-ter-sher

/not hard to get it right when you're a Brit who had a flatmate from there at Uni

Glaw-ster is closer... the "glouce" is one syllable, yes, but the ending "ce" is usually left off in most pronunciations.  I would say maybe "Glah-stir"

No, he's right.  Gloss-ter is closer.  Your version is woeful.


uh huh.  "no, he's right" fortunately carries a ton of weight around here.
 
2013-05-28 07:40:35 PM

reillan: The Envoy: reillan: Shagbert: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: fusillade762: Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?

GLOW-ster?

GLAW-ster.

Now what percentage of farkwits have ever tried Gloucester cheese?

Gloucester = Gloss-ter

Gloucestershire = Gloss-ter-sher

/not hard to get it right when you're a Brit who had a flatmate from there at Uni

Glaw-ster is closer... the "glouce" is one syllable, yes, but the ending "ce" is usually left off in most pronunciations.  I would say maybe "Glah-stir"

No, he's right.  Gloss-ter is closer.  Your version is woeful.

uh huh.  "no, he's right" fortunately carries a ton of weight around here.


You're absolutely right, we should listen to the American when discussing pronunciation of English town names, not listen to what a Brit says.  You go right ahead and sound like a knob mate, we really don't care!
 
2013-05-28 09:10:48 PM

The Envoy: reillan: The Envoy: reillan: Shagbert: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: fusillade762: Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?

GLOW-ster?

GLAW-ster.

Now what percentage of farkwits have ever tried Gloucester cheese?

Gloucester = Gloss-ter

Gloucestershire = Gloss-ter-sher

/not hard to get it right when you're a Brit who had a flatmate from there at Uni

Glaw-ster is closer... the "glouce" is one syllable, yes, but the ending "ce" is usually left off in most pronunciations.  I would say maybe "Glah-stir"

No, he's right.  Gloss-ter is closer.  Your version is woeful.

uh huh.  "no, he's right" fortunately carries a ton of weight around here.

You're absolutely right, we should listen to the American when discussing pronunciation of English town names, not listen to what a Brit says.  You go right ahead and sound like a knob mate, we really don't care!


GLOha- stuh is outside of BOha-stun. (the H is mostly silent, the Oha smooshes together into one sound) Theha's fishahmen theah. Dhey ketch wicked good lohabstahs.

I'm sure you have your own funny sounding town over there, but that there's ours.
 
2013-05-28 09:31:13 PM

namegoeshere: The Envoy: reillan: The Envoy: reillan: Shagbert: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: fusillade762: Old_Fark: What percentage of farkers can pronounce the name of that place?

GLOW-ster?

GLAW-ster.

Now what percentage of farkwits have ever tried Gloucester cheese?

Gloucester = Gloss-ter

Gloucestershire = Gloss-ter-sher

/not hard to get it right when you're a Brit who had a flatmate from there at Uni

Glaw-ster is closer... the "glouce" is one syllable, yes, but the ending "ce" is usually left off in most pronunciations.  I would say maybe "Glah-stir"

No, he's right.  Gloss-ter is closer.  Your version is woeful.

uh huh.  "no, he's right" fortunately carries a ton of weight around here.

You're absolutely right, we should listen to the American when discussing pronunciation of English town names, not listen to what a Brit says.  You go right ahead and sound like a knob mate, we really don't care!

GLOha- stuh is outside of BOha-stun. (the H is mostly silent, the Oha smooshes together into one sound) Theha's fishahmen theah. Dhey ketch wicked good lohabstahs.

I'm sure you have your own funny sounding town over there, but that there's ours.


WANKERS! The lot of you. Bloody 'ell.
 
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