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'.

5 comments:

Zarquon said...

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

ashleigh said...

Hmmm.

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.