Verbal Faux Pas, Jargon, Cliches, Boganisms, etc

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Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 12, 2005
7,397
6,750
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Nick Dal Santo: "the runs came in drips and drabs".
Ok, not a big one :grinv1:
 

Calypso

Debutant
Jul 27, 2009
74
88
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
This is more usually written than spoken, but I hate “Richmond Tigers, Hawthorn Hawks” etc. Americanises our older clubs’ names. Also loses credibility with me - sounds like the writer doesn’t actually know our game, like calling rugby league “rugby”. Of course, it’s fine for S Swans, WC Eagles, etc - those are their official names.
 

Dogs_R_Us

Space Traveller
May 3, 2001
13,814
14,254
Sirius - the Dogstar
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
This is more usually written than spoken, but I hate “Richmond Tigers, Hawthorn Hawks” etc. Americanises our older clubs’ names. Also loses credibility with me - sounds like the writer doesn’t actually know our game, like calling rugby league “rugby”. Of course, it’s fine for S Swans, WC Eagles, etc - those are their official names.
Haven't the Geelong Cats and North Melbourne Kangaroos also officially gone down that path? They probably all will eventually.
 

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