Verbal Faux Pas, Jargon, Cliches, Boganisms, etc

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People don't understand the difference between pried and prised.

"Ben Brown is now officially available, while Jesse Hogan’s name continues to be mentioned among player managers as a forward who could be pried out of the Dockers for the right deal."

You mean prised out?

Pried is the past tense of prying, which means sticking your nose into someone's affairs. On the other hand, if you prise something out, you're using force to remove it from a tight space.

I see this crap all the time on Fox Sports.
 

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on the misuse of "laconic", I reckon it's as simple as it being mixed up with other words or phrases starting we "la" that mean 'relaxed' or similar, obviously such as "lazy", "lackadaisical" and "laid back." Add to that the sheep element in footy ("where are we going?" "Don't ask me; I was following you") then it catches on
 
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Dogs_R_Us

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on the misuse of "laconic", I reckon it's as simple as it being mixed up with other words or phrases starting we "la" that mean 'relaxed' or similar, obviously such as "lazy", "lackadaisical" and "laid back." Add to that the sheep element in footy ("where are we going?" "Don't ask me, I've been following you") then it catches on
Also, uninterested and disinterested
uninterested = not showing interest
disinterested = not having a vested interest
 

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Now admittedly I didn't hear this first hand but a friend watching the AA Team announcement on Fox said Johnathon Brown referred to Brad Sheppard as one of the "great young players" in the league....Brad Sheppard.....the 29 year old who's had a tremendous career
 

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Now admittedly I didn't hear this first hand but a friend watching the AA Team announcement on Fox said Johnathon Brown referred to Brad Sheppard as one of the "great young players" in the league....Brad Sheppard.....the 29 year old who's had a tremendous career
Was Sheppard eligible for the Rising Star award?
 
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I hate the way the media call every AFL player a "star".

Here is another galling example and it is not intended to be a pot shot at the person named :

Newly retired AFL star Harley Bennell has been taken to hospital by ambulance on the Gold Coast after a big night to celebrate the end of his career.
Since when was Bennell elevated to star status ??
 

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I hate the way the media call every AFL player a "star".

Here is another galling example and it is not intended to be a pot shot at the person named :



Since when was Bennell elevated to star status ??
Great point mate. Yes they are either a star or a superstar. Is it our laid back attitude, or how we're mates with everyone in our culture (which is a good thing).
 

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I hate the way the media call every AFL player a "star".

Here is another galling example and it is not intended to be a pot shot at the person named :



Since when was Bennell elevated to star status ??
Couldn’t agree more. They use the word ‘star’ especially when the player has been involved in a controversy - “Collingwood star on drink drive charge”, and you find out it’s Jenny who plays back pocket for the AFLW team.
 

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People don't understand the difference between pried and prised.

Pried is the past tense of prying, which means sticking your nose into someone's affairs. On the other hand, if you prise something out, you're using force to remove it from a tight space.
So why do they not call it a prise bar then?

 

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Shane Crawford on Gold 104.3 this morning said 'aurora' instead of 'aura' when referring to the MCG atmosphere.
How very Doug Hawkins of him
 

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