Verbal Faux Pas, Jargon, Cliches, Boganisms, etc

Truckosaurus

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I think that's the sports journalism equivalent of "Beloved [TV show] Actor Dies" with a photo of the main character, when the deceased is the extra just visible behind them who you'd never heard of. Just need to change the title to something more clickbaity like "Unbelievable End to Footy Game"
 

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Dal Santo commentary in the first quarter of North suns today, talking about hair styles, says cornroles instead of cornrows, before being corrected.
At the end of the game he was talking about a Roos player and said "he's got some things to work on such as percentage of ground on time".
 

MJG14

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A report on Channel Seven said that "Daniel Motlop has running repairs" when referring to Steven Motlop.

Daniel only retired about 10 years ago.
 

MisterMarcus

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Just a general one....I've really only just noticed how clickbaity the Foxsports live match reports have become in recent times, complete with scare quotes and everything.....

"Shocking" Blues are "running scared" due to "momentous" Adelaide comeback.

It's even more ridiculous when the headline is about 30 minutes behind the game. So all the "clickbait""headline quotes" are out of date.
 

MauroFogheri

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Not merely confined to sports but the use of "regardless of" instead of "irrespective of"...not necessarily wrong, but a sign the user lacks a thorough education :huh:
 

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Not merely confined to sports but the use of "regardless of" instead of "irrespective of"...not necessarily wrong, but a sign the user lacks a thorough education :huh:
With respect, that's a bit pompous. Fine lines between regardless and irrespective. There are slight differences in their meanings but in most situations you could probably use either. There are far worse language crimes to commit; this is just nit-picking and that's a needless and unfair assumption to make.
 

MauroFogheri

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With respect, that's a bit pompous. Fine lines between regardless and irrespective. There are slight differences in their meanings but in most situations you could probably use either. There are far worse language crimes to commit; this is just nit-picking and that's a needless and unfair assumption to make.
Yeah I know, but it's inevitable with a column like this one. The little things irk me; like SEN is running an ad where Brett Phillips is going on about a player being a constant tennis bridesmaid - but we are left guessing as to who he is talking about. Just sloppy production. And also on SEN, they played for nearly the entire year Garry Lyon advertising a dual-cab thing they were giving away; he put a very heavy emphasis on "TWO!! wheel drive" . In that sector of the market, a "FOUR!! wheel drive will always be the more desirable and expensive. Again, not wrong but just poorly done
 

Dogs_R_Us

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With respect, that's a bit pompous. Fine lines between regardless and irrespective. There are slight differences in their meanings but in most situations you could probably use either. There are far worse language crimes to commit; this is just nit-picking and that's a needless and unfair assumption to make.
As long as they don’t say irregardless
 

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one i can't stand is "takes the chocolates." not even sure why, just makes me cringe
Couldn't agree more. I'd put 'the big dance' in the same category. Didn't mind it until it was repeated over and over again in Sam Mitchell's book. Can't stand it now. The chocolates one or 'get the chockies' is a shocker though.
 

peternorth

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Couldn't agree more. I'd put 'the big dance' in the same category. Didn't mind it until it was repeated over and over again in Sam Mitchell's book. Can't stand it now. The chocolates one or 'get the chockies' is a shocker though.
in speech you could perhaps be forgiven for using and overusing the chocolates term, but in a book??? surely publishers et al identified the high frequency and changed the term accordingly in parts?
 

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