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Are ALL commenters on The Scotsman’s articles really morons?

While I take the results of most studies made by ‘business and financial advisers’ with a pinch of salt (you don’t have to be a genius to work how easy it is to skew the results by carefully crafting the study itself), I feel less charitable towards the commenters (or ‘morons’, as I tend to think of them nowadays) who seem to have endless time to spout their mindless and ridiculously preconceived views in those Scotsman articles that still allow comments.

I wouldn’t normally even waste the few minutes it will take to rattle this post together on their ramblings, but one stood out as so ridiculous, ill-informed, and biased, I had to stop for a moment.

This story caught my eye, initially to see how it had been fabricated. Probably the result of someone worried about keeping their job, and looking for a way to ‘get noticed’ by the boss, for doing something ‘clever’. In this case, inventing a term called ‘vibrancy’ and making sure Glasgow and Edinburgh came out at opposite ends of the scale.

Edinburgh and Glasgow at opposite ends of ‘vibrancy’ league table

But forget that, what really caught my eye as I sped-read down the page was this moron’s comment.

MLyons1952 • 6 days ago
Passed through Glasgow for the first time in many years last week. Judging by the people on Buchanan Street there is definitely something gone very wrong with the gene pool in the city. 200 years of bevying probably.

SERIOUSLY?

I’d venture that MLyons1952 has never set foot in Buchanan Street.

I’m there quite often.

It has some of the most expensive shops to be found in Glasgow.

Passing through it these days, I often feel like a peasant, as it filled with ‘The Beautiful People’ who are not short of a bob or two, are dressed in the latest fashions, and have mobile phones clamped to the ears (or rather their hands, as they seem to spend more time scrolling through social media than talking nowadays).

I’d venture that many of them are tourists too, with many American accents, and others babbling away in languages I can’t understand (and I don’t mean the Polish I’m used to hearing throughout the east end, from my fellow ‘natives’).

Maybe MLyons1952 is suggesting all those tourists are inbred (or staggering around drunk)?

At the moment (if MLyons1952 is not actually lying about being there ‘last week’), it’s also full of street performers, who I doubt would be wasting their time there if those in Buchanan Street were either ‘bevvying’, or suffering from gene pool defects.

I don’t have many pics of Buchanan Street – it’s too ‘kewl’ for me, and I’m so down-market I like to move quickly, for fear of being moved on as I look like a tramp.

Remember my ‘coffee victims’?

I’ve never paid (never would, never will) for a cup of coffee what they paid for those paper cups!

I wonder if MLyons1952 thinks they’re ‘bevvying’, or are inbred?

I think I’d quite like to chain MLyons1952 to a pole in Buchanan Street, with a copy of their comment pinned to their chest, and watch the locals’ reaction.

Coffee Fashion Victims

Coffee Fashion Victims

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25/09/2018 - Posted by | Civilian, photography | , ,

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