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(News.com.au)   So what's the economic impact of the royal baby into the UK economy? $100 million? nope. $200 million? guess again. $300 million? nice try   (news.com.au) divider line 36
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2013-07-23 07:26:57 AM
In before 'who cares?' posted by someone who doesn't even own a TV.
 
2013-07-23 08:01:25 AM
I predict that the baby will have more of an Anglo-Saxon name like Harold or Edward and not more of a French name like Charles or Michael.

OregonVet: In before 'who cares?' posted by someone who doesn't even own a TV.


Monarchy in the UK is a significant part of their culture. The UK monarchy is over a thousand years old with its traditions dating back to Germanic immigrants who eventually came to dominate England.

/England was the first Melting Pot country in the world. Need evidence? Look at the English tongue.
 
2013-07-23 08:09:53 AM
FTFA: He weighs 8lbs 6oz or 3800 grams (3.74kg)

How do you convert from grams to kilograms again?
 
2013-07-23 08:15:30 AM

cman: I predict that the baby will have more of an Anglo-Saxon name like Harold or Edward and not more of a French name like Charles or Michael.


I was reading somewhere that they may be considering Spencer, after Diana - if not as a first name, then at least as a middle name.
 
2013-07-23 08:23:19 AM

Shedim: cman: I predict that the baby will have more of an Anglo-Saxon name like Harold or Edward and not more of a French name like Charles or Michael.

I was reading somewhere that they may be considering Spencer, after Diana - if not as a first name, then at least as a middle name.


The kid's royalty.  He's going to have like ten names so sure, why not throw in a Spencer in there.
 
2013-07-23 08:23:40 AM
Will his foreskin be auctioned off by Sotheby's?
 
2013-07-23 08:26:01 AM

Shedim: cman: I predict that the baby will have more of an Anglo-Saxon name like Harold or Edward and not more of a French name like Charles or Michael.

I was reading somewhere that they may be considering Spencer, after Diana - if not as a first name, then at least as a middle name.


That is very possible. I haven't kept up with the baby news at all. Not something that really interests me TBH. However I won't shiat on anyone who partakes in a celebration of their culture.
 
2013-07-23 08:30:38 AM
Inject into the economy?  Would that money not have been spent on something else?  The baby is just a broken window - I mean unless it makes people work harder to honor him, or something.
 
2013-07-23 08:32:57 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Will his foreskin be auctioned off by Sotheby's?


No, its stored with the crown jewels.
 
2013-07-23 08:35:28 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Will his foreskin be auctioned off by Sotheby's?


British kid so it won't come up- Europeans don't snip unless they're Jewish.
 
2013-07-23 08:38:35 AM

Shedim: cman: I predict that the baby will have more of an Anglo-Saxon name like Harold or Edward and not more of a French name like Charles or Michael.

I was reading somewhere that they may be considering Spencer, after Diana - if not as a first name, then at least as a middle name.


That'll be useful when he goes out For Hire.
 
2013-07-23 08:41:53 AM
So if Obama was serious about job creation he would get Michelle pregnant.
 
2013-07-23 09:10:23 AM

blustacon: So if Obama was serious about job creation he would get Michelle pregnant.


That would just inspire people to buy more guns.

/only half joking.
 
2013-07-23 09:15:40 AM

MattStafford: Inject into the economy?  Would that money not have been spent on something else?  The baby is just a broken window - I mean unless it makes people work harder to honor him, or something.


Probably like that "NCAA Tournament robs $4.5 trillion worth of productivity" stat that comes up every year. Then again, modern economies are basically just shared delusions anyway, so perhaps just releasing a stat like this makes it so.
 
2013-07-23 09:19:36 AM

cman: I predict that the baby will have more of an Anglo-Saxon name like Harold or Edward and not more of a French name like Charles or Michael.

OregonVet: In before 'who cares?' posted by someone who doesn't even own a TV.

Monarchy in the UK is a significant part of their culture. The UK monarchy is over a thousand years old with its traditions dating back to Germanic immigrants who eventually came to dominate England.

/England was the first Melting Pot country in the world. Need evidence? Look at the English tongue.


Look at the English teeth.
 
2013-07-23 09:20:37 AM

Faddy: FTFA: He weighs 8lbs 6oz or 3800 grams (3.74kg)

How do you convert from grams to kilograms again?


www.learnawesome.com

"Who keeps the metric system down? We do! We do!"

A Belgian newspaper decided to say 3.799 kg, without even mentioning 8lbs 6oz. Because we all know babies are weighed with such accuracy.
 
2013-07-23 09:22:26 AM

Faddy: FTFA: He weighs 8lbs 6oz or 3800 grams (3.74kg)

How do you convert from grams to kilograms again?


Not like that. I bet someone converted, rounded and converted again. instead of converting the origional number (But it is still like a 2 ounce difference IIRC)
 
2013-07-23 09:29:02 AM
I really don't care.  That being said, however, I hope William has the balls to name this kid Spencer.
 
2013-07-23 09:47:07 AM

turboke: A Belgian newspaper decided to say 3.799 kg, without even mentioning 8lbs 6oz. Because we all know babies are weighed with such accuracy.


Pounds and Ounces are only used if you expect to have american readers/viewers, everyone else is familiar with metric and understands the real birth weight.
 
2013-07-23 10:00:44 AM

bluorangefyre: I really don't care.  That being said, however, I hope William has the balls to name this kid Spencer.


Or "Hewitt."
 
2013-07-23 10:06:39 AM

sjmcc13: turboke: A Belgian newspaper decided to say 3.799 kg, without even mentioning 8lbs 6oz. Because we all know babies are weighed with such accuracy.

Pounds and Ounces are only used if you expect to have american readers/viewers, everyone else is familiar with metric and understands the real birth weight.


A British newspaper would probably use pounds and ounces as well, because there are a lot of crusty old people that are too ossified to understand metric, and they are the main newspaper reading demographic.
 
2013-07-23 10:17:45 AM
They need to name the kids with an appropriately English name, something like Benedict Cumberbatch.
 
2013-07-23 10:22:40 AM

Barricaded Gunman: bluorangefyre: I really don't care.  That being said, however, I hope William has the balls to name this kid Spencer.

Or "Hewitt."


Go big--"Pancho". Dumbfound the fark out of them all.
 
2013-07-23 10:23:28 AM
Heaviest in 100 years? It'll be "My-God-He's-Heavy the First"
 
2013-07-23 10:42:40 AM
I'm thinking George Phillip.  But what do I know?
 
2013-07-23 10:50:25 AM
But if she had had this baby during World Cup, the net effect would have been zero.
 
2013-07-23 11:04:16 AM
Makes sense. The royal family is like a live version of Disney for the UK, just a stupid tourist attraction.
 
2013-07-23 12:06:09 PM

sjmcc13: Faddy: FTFA: He weighs 8lbs 6oz or 3800 grams (3.74kg)

How do you convert from grams to kilograms again?

Not like that. I bet someone converted, rounded and converted again. instead of converting the origional number (But it is still like a 2 ounce difference IIRC)


It's a little more than half a pound (which is 453g). So not a rounding error, someone just derped
 
2013-07-23 01:57:08 PM
I wonder how much would be generated if some watery tart threw a sword at you.
 
2013-07-23 02:16:41 PM
Their hands and feet are HUGE!
 
2013-07-23 05:22:06 PM
It's the UK, so $0.
 
2013-07-23 05:56:56 PM

monoski: Makes sense. The royal family is like a live version of Disney for the UK, just a stupid tourist attraction.



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/I'd go to that theme park.
 
2013-07-23 07:13:07 PM
8 pounds? That's much less expensive than the headline would suggest, even with at current exchange rates.
 
2013-07-23 08:29:21 PM
And all the British farkers don't really care they're being royally screwed by glamorized welfare recipients.


\yes, pun intended.
 
2013-07-23 09:42:17 PM

SithLord: And all the British farkers don't really care they're being royally screwed by glamorized welfare recipients.



Ahem...
 
2013-07-23 10:03:41 PM

MattStafford: Inject into the economy?  Would that money not have been spent on something else?  The baby is just a broken window - I mean unless it makes people work harder to honor him, or something.


Tourists and media that visited England. Souvenirs will be sold globally. This will bring in a bunch of money.
 
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