Verbal Faux Pas, Jargon, Cliches, Boganisms, etc

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Lisa Sthalekar just said on sen "it kept skyrocketing downwards"
She is hands down one of the worst commentators going around, can barely string two words together. We could fill a whole thread with her mistakes. Instantly switch off if she is on.
 

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She is hands down one of the worst commentators going around, can barely string two words together. We could fill a whole thread with her mistakes. Instantly switch off if she is on.
There's a reason Fox went straight for Mel Jones and Isa Guha when it came to bringing in female commentators and left Lisa Sthalekar hoping for a call from 7.
 
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Bryce McGain on RSN - "get miles on the clock"
Isn't that just a colloquialism for the odometer, as opposed to a genuine verbal faux pas?

"I hope the weather stays away"

"Struggling with mental health"

Both absolutely get me every time. The weather is always present, say you hope the "bad weather stays away", and everyone has mental health, people struggle with "mental health illness/issue" or "poor mental health"

:mad:
Have to disagree also, on the basis that everyone knows quite clearly what you're talking about if you say this. Plus if you said that someone was struggling with their health, it would be plainly obvious it meant 'bad health' otherwise they wouldn't be struggling with it. It's just a bit of colour in the language if anything, as opposed to being exactly technically correct.
 

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