The Judge RANTS!
Out Of Place
I've remarked before - and in other contexts - that there's no-one quite as provincial as the English middle-class metropolitan.
There's a corollary to this, in that those self-same, self-regarding English 'liberals' and 'progressives' - who will gladly march ineffectively through the streets of London in an attempt to stop the American empire bombing yet another south-west Asian country, and sign anguished petitions in recognition of the rights of self-determination of the tiniest of nations elsewhere - tend to show a casual disregard for the identities of nations on the very island where they are operating (badly) their Agas and cafetières.
Take a look at this, for instance, from today's edition of The Grundiad, the house journal for conceited British liberals:
This will no doubt be shrugged off by those responsible for it as 'a production error', but consider this: did no-one at the Graun even notice that is was wrong before it went up? And if they did notice, did they either think that no-one would notice, or even care, or that it simply didn't matter?
As a service - provided free in the name of international understanding - JudgeCo™ would like to give succour and assistance to those sub-editing one of the world's leading 'liberal' newspapers, by means of the following infographic:
Update: It took them four days, but they've now removed Teh Stupid from that page.