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Footy speak - what's up with that then? What's with these oafs and their talent for kicking the shit out of the English language?
We lost badly today; all-beat with injuries.
Our young players have really stepped up; it all-goes well for the future.
It wasn't working for us early, so we tried a different tact.
What is your favourite mal-aphorism?
Posted by Tony Tea on 29 September 2005 at 12:40 in Aussie Rules | Permalink
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Stepping up is worse than all of them linked ones.
29 September 2005 at 12:53
I think I like tact. It is a neat combination of tactics and tack.
29 September 2005 at 13:03
I cordially detest:
"goes by foot" and "goes by hand" instead of kicking and handpassing;
"gets good meterage" instead of "it's a long kick";
and the use of "compatriot" instead of "team mate".
29 September 2005 at 14:12
"Under the pump".
I would have thought either "in" or "on" the pump would make more sense. Who cares whats under a pump??
"The Fat side of the ground"
Now thats just weight-ist...
29 September 2005 at 16:19
Dish! I hate dish!
29 September 2005 at 16:24
https://www.private-eye.co.uk/content/showitem.cfm/issue.1141/section.balls>Take your pick.
29 September 2005 at 16:38
Pacifically. As in 'I only want that pacific one'
and 'I except your invitation'
29 September 2005 at 17:26
Tony Teach, it's a bit off subject...but I received the following email yesterday from my eight year old nephew after I told him I'd be visiting in a couple of weeks:
The email WAS here, but I made it not be here any more.
29 September 2005 at 18:15
Gee - your blog is edifying these days, Tony.
back on topic, I think we (the chauffeur and I) voted for number 2 yesterday didn't we?
I still want to know which club big Mal played for.
29 September 2005 at 18:23
I should of posted this.
29 September 2005 at 18:59
There are two footie comments that are the best I have ever heard,digressing a little here but still with the footie theme
Alan Hansen' Well Gary, its eleven men against eleven men, and whoever scores the most after 90 minutes wins' No shit sherlock'
Martin Tyler when Seamon had sighned for Manchester City who have a part of their ground called the Bell-End ' And here here 'comes' the debut boy seamon running out of the bell-end' Imagine if he was dribbling a ball that would have have been perfect
29 September 2005 at 19:34
Yeah no, obviously hopefully we're looking forward to it.
29 September 2005 at 23:07
...what he said...basically
29 September 2005 at 23:47
My two favourite malapropisms aren't foot-related at all, but at least one relates to sport.
Ever heard a cricket batsman who's just scored a ton described as a centurian. What? He was wearing a leather skirt, a breast plate and a dunny-brush helmet, was he?
The other is decimated: ie - New Orleans was decimated by Hurricane Katrina. Unless only one-tenth of the city - no more, no less - was destroyed by the hurricane, you're WRONG!
I'm sorry. It's the sub in me. It turns me into a pedantic old crank sometimes...
The Hack |
30 September 2005 at 10:40
I don't mind off-subject, Kath, but I baulk at off-colour. I've axed you nephew's poem.
Rein it in a little please.
30 September 2005 at 10:43
Ironic you mention both centurian and decimate, Hack.
Decimate comes from a punishment in the Roman army where centurions were delegated to execute one in ten mutinous soldiers.
Although, it is centurion, not centurian. But your point is taken.
And I wouldn't get too upset about decimate. Long-term usage has dictated it move from the exact (one tenth) to the general (any large amount of destruction).
30 September 2005 at 11:02
I was watching Liverpool vs Chelsea in the Euro champs yesterday and there was an official stat for Shots On Goal. I never noticed that before but I wonder if thats where the saying comes from. Its bloody irritating that one is.
30 September 2005 at 12:25
Sorry. Bad Kath.
30 September 2005 at 13:40
Does this count?
30 September 2005 at 17:17
Does what count? Graffity? Indubidoubly.
30 September 2005 at 19:29
02 October 2005 at 14:04
Consider my errant fingers re centurion, Tony, but common usage of decimate as a byword for widespread destruction doesn't make it right. Can't stand it.
The Hack |
03 October 2005 at 10:50
I heard Andrew Gaze say "for all intensive purposes" a year or so ago when he was in the com box.
Commentating. On basketball.
Far Car |
05 October 2005 at 00:08
SEN use that as a regular sound-grab. I reckon if you followed Gaze around with a tape-recorder you'd end up with a couple of books worth of butchered words. Proliferic, he is.
05 October 2005 at 10:14
A bit late but I can remember living in the bush and listening to Jack Dyer on the steam-powered wireless. At least once a week he would exclaim, "Did you see that?!?"
Umm, no Jack. It is radio, there are no pictures.
Dirk Thruster |
20 June 2007 at 10:55
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