Saturday, July 14, 2007

Gosh, so that's what footy's really about

Overheard an hour or two ago in ABC radio's commentary on Geelong v Collingwood: "And they just can't seem to impregnate the 50-metre line."

I think he meant either 'penetrate' or 'impinge on'.


Zarquon said...

I'd be more impressed if the passage from centre bounce to goal scoring was called 'parturition'.

ashleigh said...


Just bears out what I think of footy commentators.

Not the brightest light bulbs in the house.

Kirsty said...
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Perry Middlemiss said...

I was actually at the game and nearly laughed out loud when I heard that one. The commentator, Mark McClure, followed that up by using the term "unsurety" a little while later. He meant "uncertainty". I looked this up just now and find that Webster's defines it as "Want of surety; uncertainty; insecurity; doubt. [Obs.] --Sir T. More." So, maybe, the footy commentators are a bit better at this than we thought.

No, just kidding.

lucy tartan said...

That's a good one. I bet this guy says 'impregnable' a lot. Calling sport seems like a really hard thing to do well and I can see why they depend on stock phrases so much, but the dangers are evident.