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Postby Slava » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:19 am

Here's a fun little piece from the Chronicle of Higher Education:

http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca ... ay-speech/

It is quite amazing how many phrases we use come from sports.

Make sure you read the comments, too. As good as the article, I'd say. And no trolls, to boot!
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Re: Sports Terms

Postby hello_kitty » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:29 pm

Interesting article :)
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Re: Sports Terms

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:50 pm

There was a great parody of sportswriting in my college freshman English book by Frank somebody. Maybe that will resonate with someone and help me retrieve it. I wrote sports for my HS and freshman college papers, so I continue to pay attention to that genre, which can be so easily cliched (clichèed?). I note how predictable TV sports interviews are as are the announcers. Thus I watch most sports with the sound off.

Hello_kitty, you are very welcome. We all made our first few posts once and found people took us seriously - or not so, depending on how serious we might be. Place is infested with puns. Hang around and keep posting.
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