From BBC news:


So, uh, in England, does “transformation” mean “suck” like “lift” means “elevator”?


(h/t Toni and Liz)


  1. L-A
    September 25, 2009 5:24 pm

    hmmmmmmm…..those brits don’t sound so smart when you can’t hear their accents.

  2. Nick
    September 25, 2009 6:44 pm

    Haha, ya they transformed from a good team in many years ago to the shitty team that they are now.

  3. one-eyed dick
    September 25, 2009 8:08 pm

    33 national delegations in town for a world economic summit?

    ’33’, the same, mysterious number on Rolling Rock bottles, which is no longer brewed in Latrobe?

    And who’s #33 on the Pirates 2009 roster? There ISN’T ANY!!

    Coincidence? You decide….

  4. Larry
    September 25, 2009 9:35 pm

    No, they’re talking about PNC Park, not the Pittsburgh Pirates: in the face of endemic baseball suck, we’ve rolled up our sleeves, bent over, and taken it in the wallet, so that even though there’s still serious suckage seeping from the North Shore, it at least looks pretty. And has fireworks. And pierogi races. And bobbleheads.


  5. spoon
    September 25, 2009 10:04 pm

    PNC Park is a Transformer? SWEET!

  6. Different Brian
    September 25, 2009 10:07 pm

    Parking is expensive, the fees don’t match the product you are given, plenty of space is not being filled, and it is run by buffoons.

    Cor Blimey, methinks our British friends may be on to something.

  7. Pensgirl
    September 25, 2009 10:09 pm

    So, here’s the question as I see it:

    Would we rather still be known as the “smoky steel town” or have people think the Pirates are representative of the whole city?

    It’s like the anti-Sophie’s choice.

  8. Ted
    September 26, 2009 1:00 am

    you’re not relevant. deal with it. you won’t. but life on the fringe continues. understand? i thought not!

  9. La Reina
    September 26, 2009 10:29 am

    “Transformation” means “suck” like “Nutting” means “baseball.”

  10. bluzdude
    September 26, 2009 11:09 am

    The Buccos may indeed suck, but you have to admit, that’s still a damned fine picture for the world to see. We could do worse…

  11. Old Cynic
    September 26, 2009 12:11 pm

    We couldn’t even get the protesters to come here. Puts a whole new meaning on “suck”. As to keeping it peaceful, well it’s easy to keep a ghost town quiet. The whole thing was a disgrace, not one decent confrontation in the whole event.

    The same BS that chases our best and brightest away just kept the protesters out as well. Just nothing interesting to do in Governmentburgh.

  12. justagirl
    September 26, 2009 1:46 pm

    *peers at Old Cynic* Oh, please. All the best and brightest except those best and brightest who stayed or moved here. I chose to move to Pittsburgh because it’s a beautiful city with a number of good colleges and cultural institutions and it still keeps its personal touch.

    Sorry you have some weird inferiority issue, but it just ain’t true. Well, except about the Bucs.

    As to protesters coming here… Are you comparing our turnout to London’s? You do realize that almost the whole of Europe is closer to London than most of the US is to Pittsburgh, right? Not to mention it’s a much larger city to begin with. Can’t say I’m brokenhearted about this, either.

  13. RIZZO
    September 26, 2009 2:37 pm

    The Penguins = transformation.
    Maybe the ole Brits are just confused by the whole hockey idea.
    That is a great view though!

  14. Jessica
    September 26, 2009 5:52 pm

    Hahahah how embarrassing. Love this blog, btw.

  15. gunnlino
    September 26, 2009 9:05 pm

    Now, if we could just get some street signs so visitors could find their way around………..

  16. Cassie
    September 27, 2009 3:09 pm

    Could it be that they think the Pirates are transforming into the worst team in the league? Oh wait, they already are.

  17. Cathy
    September 27, 2009 6:44 pm

    just another rebuilding year… don’t you know it take 35 tq 45 years to build a new baseball team?? lol

  18. bob
    September 29, 2009 4:04 pm

    very entertaining pittgirl,