Does this piss anyone else off ?

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  1. Utility Player

    By:Utility PlayerMar 21, 2006
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    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.
     
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    By:Canteen WorkerMar 21, 2006
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    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.
     
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    By:DanMar 21, 2006
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    the one that annoys me is

    "promotes the ball"

    he doesnt promote the ball he ****ing passes it!
     
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    By:FluffyMar 22, 2006
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    of coarse the commentry is biased - its for aussie tv and only aussie tv. There is a seperate international broadcast.
     
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    By:woodstock premium reserveMar 22, 2006
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    No it doesn't annoy me, but I'm under 70 years of age.
     
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    By:Utility PlayerMar 22, 2006
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    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
     
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    By:Utility PlayerMar 22, 2006
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    Why you young wippersnapper i'm only 65! :D
     
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    By:ManlyBackerMar 22, 2006
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    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.
     
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    By:clontaagoMar 22, 2006
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    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" :?:
     
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    By:DanMar 22, 2006
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    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
     
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    By:clontaagoMar 22, 2006
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    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??
     
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    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??

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  13. Dan

    By:DanMar 22, 2006
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    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
     
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    By:clontaagoMar 22, 2006
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    I was going to continue this argument but I'm too busy, I pass.
     
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    By:DownieMar 22, 2006
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    I was gonna join in, but I gotta go study so I can pass my Year 12 assessment tomorrow :\
     
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    chooo lose!
     
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    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

    By:Utility PlayerMar 22, 2006
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    Mark Nichols I think Flip - btw not a bad game of fantasy league ;)
     
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    By:Utility PlayerMar 22, 2006
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    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.
     
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    By:MatabeleMar 22, 2006
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    Actually, it's commentary for WASPs born in the country.

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