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"It's a big ask" - by every sports commentator on TV

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littlelapin Thu 14-Aug-08 14:25:23

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Miggsie Thu 14-Aug-08 14:28:56

..and TWENTY does have TWO "T's" in it.
Lady doing the badminton commentary of the "twennny points". Tut tut.

DD sits there saying "SHE said Twenny, mummy!"

So I had to tell DD that the comentator worked in TV which is the last refuge for the otherwise unemployable
(I also work in TV!)

Did you hear them commenting on the "winability" of the race?

good grammar from commentators, it's a big ask, obviously.

littlelapin Thu 14-Aug-08 14:30:27

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Threadwworm Thu 14-Aug-08 14:36:46

Plus ... "Team GB" <shudder>

What's wrong with "the British team"?

vonsudenfed Thu 14-Aug-08 14:42:53

And 'step up', as in 'he'll really have to step up to this one'.

And yes, when did we become "Team GB"?? I don't remember being asked about it. Vile beyond belief.

wheresthehamster Thu 14-Aug-08 14:43:12

Team GB really hacking me off as well

Volkl Thu 14-Aug-08 14:54:33

Team GB

<bangs head on desk>

<walks off muttering, WHY FGS?>

littlelapin Thu 14-Aug-08 22:55:39

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JackieNo Thu 14-Aug-08 23:00:32

Yes, yes, yes to all of these - v annoying.

Heifer Thu 14-Aug-08 23:15:38

The Team GB thing isn't the sports commentators fault though..

Blame Sport England branding and marketing bods

(and apparently it is meant to help team spirit by having a unified brand).

WideWebWitch Thu 14-Aug-08 23:17:52


it's new fangled
it's VILE

I threaten to kill dh if he ever uses the phrase


WideWebWitch Thu 14-Aug-08 23:18:26

big fucking 'ask'?


UnquietDad Thu 14-Aug-08 23:25:55

Also, since when was "medal" a verb?

"He medalled in Sydney" - no, he didn't, he won a medal.

"Medalled in Sydney" sounds very rude, as if he was messing with someone called Sidney where he didn't belong.

Califrau Thu 14-Aug-08 23:25:59

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Califrau Thu 14-Aug-08 23:27:39

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UnquietDad Thu 14-Aug-08 23:28:38

Was he pedalling his cycling commentary? Or peddling it? wink Look, this is Pedants' Corner, I'm allowed...

Califrau Thu 14-Aug-08 23:31:59

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RustyBear Thu 14-Aug-08 23:32:13

The one I really hate, which sports commentators seem to perpetrate more than most is "ahead of" - as in "We'll be talking to him ahead of today's final".

What's wrong with 'before'

Califrau Thu 14-Aug-08 23:34:46

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