It would be a lot easier to tell if the Brits were trying to insult us if they would speak friggin’ English.
Okay, so this was unfortunate:
On day three of his overseas tour, Mitt Romney woke up to unfriendly headlines from the British media, who continue to trash him for telling NBC News that he found preparations for the Olympics here “disconcerting.”
Luckily enough, as Jim Geraghty points out, Romney’s comments at least had a factual basis behind them. Not to mention, one of the potential problems Romney was talking about was reported in the Daily Mail. A British newspaper. And they used the phrase “sigh of relief” in the headline, strongly implying a narrowly-avoided but disconcerting situation.
But, feh, I don’t care about that. The UK and the rest of Europe will, as usual, poll strongly for the liberal Democrat candidate, and we in the U.S. will not give a farthing covered in dog poop because that’s really all their opinions on our election are worth, if even that. But this:
…the conservative Daily Mail slammed Romney as “devoid of charm, offensive and a wazzock.”
What the hell is a “wazzock?” Is that even English? Or are they just trying to maintain that “ooh, we’re British so we’re smarter than you” air by making up words?
See, this is why we should have nominated Perry. They’re gonna be all snarky and superior, we’ll send them another smirking Texan.