Let The Drama… (I Mean) Let The Games Begin!

Tonight the much anticipated 2014 Winter Olympics will be kicking off in Sochi, Russia. Meanwhile, there’s been quite a bit of drama leading up to the world event. From security issues to Russia’s stance on homosexuality prompting talks of a boycott to Sochi not being ready for the event and now the news that cyber hackers are attacking anyone who dares to use the internet while visiting Sochi.

Drama that was noticeably absent from this Year’s Olympics? US Opening Ceremony uniforms were not made in China this go around. Ralph Lauren’s 2012 Summer Olympic Opening Ceremony uniforms were heavily criticized for being manufactured in China. This time, the designer had another chance to redeem himself. But did he?

We conducted a Winter Olympic’s BuzzPoll and decided to gauge reactions about the designer duds that will be worn during tonight’s Opening Ceremony in Sochi. Almost half (46%) of all respondents said “Looks like ugly Xmas sweaters are still trending.” Scroll down to see what others said and stay tuned as we’ll be blogging and tweeting more findings from our Winter Olympics BuzzPoll.

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Photo Credit: Ralph Lauren/AP

BuzzPoll: How do you like the US Olympic Team Opening Ceremony apparel?

It’s so patriotic and beautiful! I’d totally wear that. 16%
Not bad, but not great. 32%
Looks like ugly Xmas sweaters are still trending. 46%
Belted sweat pants?!? Come on! 5%

 

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Lost in Translation

So you think you speak English, eh? Depends on which side of the pond you’re on. Here’s a handy guide that’s been making its rounds on the internet for the past few years. And while no one seems to know exactly who to attribute it to, I’ve spotted it here and here.

I have to admit, I did have a bit of a laugh when I read this as I’m originally from Ireland and I concede, I have been guilty of a few of these sayings myself. So, if you’re not used to the Brit’s use of snarky wit, self-deprecating humor and penchant for making vast understatements this guide might be able to help you read between the lines.

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