Verbal Faux Pas, Jargon, Cliches, Boganisms, etc

sosos

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Lee and Maver.

To be fair, corrected himself very quickly. May and Lever.

To be extra fair, I heard it, then typed "Mee and Laver" and then had to go back and re-listen! :)
 
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big_e

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AFL 360 Jordan Lewis,

Lee and Maver.

To be fair, corrected himself very quickly. May and Lever.

To be extra fair, I heard it, then typed "Mee and Laver" and then had to go back and re-listen! :)
Perhaps he's a fan of The La's*








*80s English pop band best known for There She Goes, and whose frontman was Lee Mavers.
 

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A lot of people wouldn't know how to say this one, but
A couple of weeks on Footy Classified's Good Call? Bad Call?, Matt Lloyd had to read out "thou doth protest too much" as part of a question, and he pronounced 'doth' as "doath". To be fair, he said before he read it that he was probably gunna stuff it up, but it's still funny :)
 
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Sweet Jesus

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A lot of people wouldn't know how to say this one, but
A couple of weeks on Footy Classified's Good Call? Bad Call?, Matt Lloyd had to read out "thou doth protest too much" as part of a question, and he pronounced 'doth' as "doath". To be fair, he said before he read it that he was probably gunna stuff it up, but it's still funny :)
Standus operatus.
 

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Norm Smith Medallist
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Shouldn't that be "Standum opertum[um[/u] ? Accusative, the verb understood ?
You might not be familiar with Jobe Watson's most infamous Jobeism :grinv1:

Standus Operatus

 

Demon in Hell

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After Buddy kicked his second goal today Nick dal Santo said he was playing on “Phill” Collins.
 

JP2

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Why do so many people say “asterix” when they mean “asterisk”? Daisy Pearce the latest.
Going back a bit, but this is a phenomenon referred to as "metathesis" where consonants in a word are transposed, usually because the consonants in the original word are atypical for the language. In the case of "asterix" (or "axe" instead of "ask") the transposition occurs because the phoneme /ks/ is much more common in English than the phoneme /sk/. Give it a few hundred years and I'm pretty sure "asterix" and "axe" will have become the standard in the vernacular for that very reason.
 

Dogs_R_Us

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Going back a bit, but this is a phenomenon referred to as "metathesis" where consonants in a word are transposed, usually because the consonants in the original word are atypical for the language. In the case of "asterix" (or "axe" instead of "ask") the transposition occurs because the phoneme /ks/ is much more common in English than the phoneme /sk/. Give it a few hundred years and I'm pretty sure "asterix" and "axe" will have become the standard in the vernacular for that very reason.
Or they were brought up on this

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almuz

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Damo Bazza uses machinations in a way that's jarring and mostly out of place. As an example - "following that game, the machinations for the rest of the season are very interesting."

Per Merriam-Webster, it can be defined as - a scheming or crafty action or artful design intended to accomplish some usually evil end.

Does my head in. Unless a team is losing/winning as some sort of Machiavellian scheme, I reckon Damo should be using ramifications instead.
 

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