1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Does this piss anyone else off ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Utility Player, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    3,179
    256
    Lismore
    Ratings:
    +456 / 4
    Listening to a bit more commentary than normal with the games on but have noticed how often the term "years of age" is used rather than "years old". Its so and so at only 20 years of age against whosit at only 19 years of age wtf's wrong with saying thingo is 20 and jimbob is 19 years old. Must be beacause i'm an older chap but the term "years of age" allways reminds me of Nigel Lovelace the old Paul Hogan character.
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    13,234
    186
    Ratings:
    +212 / 5
    The commentary is so jingoistic and biased it isn't funny. If Ray Warren and Darrell Eastlake are the best we have it is sad.

    ABC radio commentary is so much better.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    32,370
    3,610
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +5,463 / 74
    the one that annoys me is

    "promotes the ball"

    he doesnt promote the ball he ****ing passes it!
     
  4. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    17,768
    1,417
    Ratings:
    +3,624 / 132
    of coarse the commentry is biased - its for aussie tv and only aussie tv. There is a seperate international broadcast.
     
  5. woodstock premium reserve

    woodstock premium reserve Member

    56
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    No it doesn't annoy me, but I'm under 70 years of age.
     
  6. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    3,179
    256
    Lismore
    Ratings:
    +456 / 4
    What about Rabbit's when he says so and so played his stomache out as if guts is just to vulgar to pass his lips
     
  7. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    3,179
    256
    Lismore
    Ratings:
    +456 / 4
    Why you young wippersnapper i'm only 65! :D
     
  8. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    11,596
    843
    Ratings:
    +971 / 7
    Grrr. Grumpy Old Men unite :)

    How about in the opposition's "Red Zone"? I have to get a new plasma because my CRT just doesn't display it! 8|

    Some of the commentators should have stuck to calling the Dapto dogs.
     
  9. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    6,405
    89
    Ratings:
    +121 / 0
    Does he pass it though. When someone says "pass the salt" does it spend time in the air between people. I would suggest that when something is passed it is handed. I think he actually "throws the ball" :?:
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    32,370
    3,610
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +5,463 / 74
    Clontaago no you are incorrect. the name pass is not an action but instead a name of the action in the code.

    i.e. forward pass

    So yes he does Pass it.

    Because Pass is a term of the sport not an action in the dictionary term
     
  11. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    6,405
    89
    Ratings:
    +121 / 0
    A slight contradiction there Daniel. The name PASS is not an action, but onstead a name of the action.

    How can something not be an action, but still be an action by being termed an action??
     
  12. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

    4,827
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    A slight contradiction there Daniel. The name PASS is not an action, but onstead a name of the action.
    How can something not be an action, but still be an action by being termed an action??

    [/quote]



    :wall:
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    32,370
    3,610
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +5,463 / 74
    Doug let me further define it.
    PASS:
    1. To go across; go through.
    2. To cause to move into a certain position.
    3. To cease to exist; die.
    4. To be voided from the body.

    Pass is infact an abbreviation of passage.

    An example provided by most dictionaries is
    adj : of advancing the ball by throwing it.

    So not only does the dictionary define it that they do infact technically "Pass" the ball but it is also a listed TERM within the game and by laws.

    This term means it has a defined meaning outside the dictionary term as well.

    Much like "Head" "Hand" etc in Soccer.

    These are terms outside of the dictionary meaning but are a term used within the game and defined within the game.

    So to re-cap

    1- You do actually "Pass" the ball
    2 - It is a term of the game who's meaning could be seperate from the dictionary term for this usage
     
  14. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    6,405
    89
    Ratings:
    +121 / 0
    I was going to continue this argument but I'm too busy, I pass.
     
  15. Downie

    Downie Active Member

    732
    3
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    I was gonna join in, but I gotta go study so I can pass my Year 12 assessment tomorrow :\
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    32,370
    3,610
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +5,463 / 74
    chooo lose!
     
  17. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    6,779
    351
    Brisbane
    Ratings:
    +790 / 15
    I like the pommy bloke who comentates Channel 9 cricket. He's one of the most non-biased cementator i've ever heard. And he knows the game so well. Just can't remember his name. He's on the CWG at the moment.
     
  18. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    3,179
    256
    Lismore
    Ratings:
    +456 / 4
    Mark Nichols I think Flip - btw not a bad game of fantasy league ;)
     
  19. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    3,179
    256
    Lismore
    Ratings:
    +456 / 4
    Just to play devils advocate here Dan there are many times where promote would be more apt than pass. You can pass the ball and lose ground in possession where if you promote the ball it would indicate that the football has advanced due to the pass.
     
  20. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    23,047
    447
    Ratings:
    +466 / 6
    Actually, it's commentary for WASPs born in the country.

    To everyone else (eg the educated world majority) it is nauseating tosh.
     

Share This Page