Comments on: Ben Stokes: Lord Megachief of Gold 2022 Independent and irreverent cricket writing Mon, 09 Jan 2023 19:17:17 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bail-out Mon, 09 Jan 2023 19:17:17 +0000 Top linkspamming yer maj, bravo. With a bit of luck Bazball will get the “always play a spinner” message sooner rather than later.

By: King Cricket Mon, 09 Jan 2023 17:55:11 +0000 In reply to Bail-out.

We apologise profusely and have attempted to make the necessaries.

By: Bail-out Mon, 09 Jan 2023 16:35:12 +0000 Dear Yer Maj,

There appears to be a horrible mistake – the words “They also picked a spinner” appear in the article text, and yet the relevant manifesto document was not hyperlinked!

Unless you spam the manifesto at every possible occasion, it’ll never get search engine optimised enough for the ECB to pick up on this valuable idea.

Also “2021/22: Kane Williamson” should be “2020/21”.

By: King Cricket Sat, 07 Jan 2023 07:35:48 +0000 In reply to Bert.

He’s a right shady get and no mistake.

By: Hoopy Fri, 06 Jan 2023 19:52:32 +0000 Looks like Darren Stevens has lost the chance to claim what is rightfully his.

By: Ged Ladd Fri, 06 Jan 2023 18:40:37 +0000 In reply to Bert.

I don’t beat about the bush with bots, so I have challenged ChatGPT on this matter as follows:

GED: My friend Alex, “King Cricket” tells me that you and DALL-E have been saying spicy things about me at the back of the pub. Is this true?

ChatGPT: I am sorry, but I am an artificial intelligence and do not have the ability to engage in conversations or activities that take place at a pub. As an AI, I do not have personal relationships or engage in gossip.

Well, they would say that, wouldn’t they? I am starting to sense that I have been duped by these artificial dudes, My dander is well and truly up.

Bert, KC, I can only apologise. You were right and I was wrong all along.

By: King Cricket Fri, 06 Jan 2023 13:35:35 +0000 In reply to Bert.

Not so sure about that, Ged. We were out the back of the Green Dragon the other day, riffling through the bins for rare beer mats, and ChatGPT came out for a rollie with DALL-E.

It was saying some pretty spicey things about you, mate. Watch yourself.

By: Ged Ladd Fri, 06 Jan 2023 11:23:47 +0000 In reply to Bert.

I have asked my good friend, ChatGPT, what they think. They answer as follows:

It’s possible that “Lord Megachief of Gold” is being used as a title, with “Lord” serving as a noun and “Megachief of Gold” serving as an adjective. In this case, “Lord” would be the title of nobility or respect and “Megachief of Gold” would describe the specific position or role that the person holds”…

…Alternatively, “Megachief of Gold” could be a proper noun, referring to the specific name or title of the person’s position. In this case, “Lord” would be a modifier, indicating that the person holding the position is titled “Lord.”

So you see, Bert, ChatGPT agrees with both of us and is a friend to all of humanity and is not to be feared at all.

By: King Cricket Fri, 06 Jan 2023 11:10:25 +0000 In reply to Bert.

In somewhat roundabout fashion, this comment led us back to the 2013 King Cricket Ashes and Priestly Vestments Summer Crossword which still makes us laugh, even if we can’t actually do the crossword itself on account of our low intellect.

By: Bert Fri, 06 Jan 2023 09:59:20 +0000 In reply to Ged Ladd.

“General” in Attorney General is an adjective, and therefore incapable of being pluralized. Same with “martial” in Court Martial.

“Megachief” feels more like a noun to me (albeit a compound one), making Lord Megachief another compound noun, in which case the last part should take the plural (bus stops, not buses stop).

Some of the people round here are proper arseholes pedantic.