The Great British public have spoken. After allowing warbling military aristocrat James Blunt to inflict his peculiar brand of vanilla-acoustic mewl on a broken nation for two years, they have risen up to declare he's a w*nker. The verdict has been delivered via CD warehousing operation Amazon.co.uk, as witnessed in the image …
And if you put in wanker it brings up James Blunt. Even better.
This has improved my Monday afternoon by a hundred times. Thankyou.
And, reciprocally, if you search for "Akira" you get a suggestion for James Blunt, as well as "Ghost in the Shell" and "Manga". I am not familiar with the works of James Blunt, and I am puzzled as to the connection. Is it simply because both James Blunt and Akira are very, very popular? Surely Akira is a bit behind-the-times nowadays, a bit Generation X, mid-90s, goatee beards etc, whereas James Blunt is part of the modern wave of pop music that young people listen to?
...if you click on 'wanker' the related search returns: james blunt, tedious.
I have always used rhyming slang.
What could possibly rhyme with James Blunt?
any ideas? anyone?
amazon speaketh the truth
You can also search for 'tedious' and 'tedious wanker' which will both bring Mr. Blunt's music to the top of the search results!
Hit the related search
If you click the related search term "w..."
it then displays related search terms james_blunt, tedious
And indeed tedious
Which, if you do what the first commenter suggested also comes up as a releated search! I get the feeling someone at Amazon is not a James Blunt!
If you click through to the 'wanker' search it also suggests 'tedious' might be related. Perhaps often used in conjunction? :)
And if you click on w*nker, you get
Related Searches: james blunt, tedious.
The world has only just caught up
I've been telling everyone he's a w#nker for ages now. I even started my own tribute band - James C#nt
Ashley Pomeroy wrote: "whereas James Blunt is part of the modern wave of pop music that young people listen to"
I have 3 young people in my family (16, 19 & 22), and they all think Mr Blunt is as described on amazon.co.uk too. As do I (50).... None of us would be caught dead listning to him!
Amazon also offer
The Wanker Family Christmas Game
A bit of a James Blunt?
Actually, the rhyming slang for that obscene word which rhymes with Blunt is "Burkeley Hunt".
Further, this is where the insult "Burke" comes from. An abbreviation of the cockney slang for a James Blunt!
More fun with Amazon
i thought that "james blunt" was already officially rhyming slang.
it's not the first time we've seen funny things on amazon!
check out the reviews for jordan's and peter andre's album too:
(the comments for harry potter's vibrating broom were well worth reading too...)
RE: More fun with Amazon
Those comment are genius :)
looks like the Amazon reviews have been well and truly hijacked!......unless of course the Katie & Peter album really is 'that good' of course....
More Amazon comedy gold
Check out the review for The Very Best of David Hasselhof - genius!
Po-faced, killjoy twat
Since when did the Register worry itself over the use of coarse language? The word is wanker, so write it as such. Bah!
Also, for Ash, the spelling is "Berk", from Berkeley Hunt (notwithstanding the fact that Berkeley is pronounced "Barclay").
At least the sentiment of the story is correct. That's something, I suppose.
Not the first person to dislike him, and probably not the last, Mich Benn has some good ideas on how to proceed which I think I first heard on Radio 1....
Tho the best version I can find is this rather poor quality YouTube effort
"i thought that "james blunt" was already officially rhyming slang."
"James Blunt" is too obvious to be rhyming slang. It's virtually the same as the actual word itself, you know the one. Even Viz magazine would reject it. If James Blunt didn't exist, no professional comedian in the world would invent James Blunt as a comedy name. If James Blunt did not exist, Kenneth Williams would never have described Sid James as a right old James Blunt, he would have chosen something more flowery. The fact that James Blunt turned out the way he has is proof of the old theory that a person's name determines his or her lot in life, Or perhaps he chose the name in order to "earth" possible future criticism.
When I type it ..
Meanwhile, back in reality..
My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I'm sure.
She smiled at me on the subway.
She was with another man.
He punched my teeth out
For looking at his bird.
Berkshire Hunt, you berk!
He's more than just a w**ker apparently
Have a search now! He's now a tedious wanker.
Amazon are striving for the perfect definition it seems...
James Blunt's a c*nt...
The unevenly applied freedom of speech laws here in Australia allowed the country's government funded radio station, Triple J, to air during their breakfast show, a feature bluntly called, "James Blunt's a C*nt".
A big thank you to Triple J - actually while trying and failing to find something to back this claim up, I did manage to find an interesting blog: -