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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention



    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBKistler View Post
    As is "matriculate"...unlike the others, it is a word, but its definition doesn't fit the football meaning for which it is used.
    While we're on da subjeck--

    < rant >

    Orientation is a good noun derived from the verb to orient. "Orientate" is not a good verb & only persists in the language via continual misusage.

    Likewise defense is a perfectly viable noun derived from the verb to defend. It is not a valid verb except in the mouths of imbecile or un(der)educated former athletes doing commentary. You don't "defense" a play, you defend against it.

    < /rant > (for the moment...)




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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    Did you mean to put a smiley face after that? If so, THEN I completely understand.

    Ha-ha. Nice catch. My point exactly. I have a degree in engineering yet I butcher the English language.

    As for Ray, I love the guy and I actually think he is doing a fair job as a commentator. But his ability to deliver a coherent sentence is limited. When Joe said that he did not understand what Ray was talking about most of the time I think he was serious.
    "Screw it, let's ride"!




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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    Exspecially is not a word.
    Conversate is not a word.
    I think your being chefly knit pickey wit woids like "conversate."
    Giv dose guys a brake, wil ya? ... Bc




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    Quote Originally Posted by BcRaven View Post
    I think your being chefly knit pickey wit woids like "conversate."
    Giv dose guys a brake, wil ya? ... Bc
    Ax me again.




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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    Ax me again.
    Irregardless of the answer?
    WARNING: This post may contain material offensive to those who lack wit, humor, common sense and/or supporting factual or anecdotal evidence. All statements and assertions contained herein may be subject to literary devices not limited to: irony, metaphor, allusion and dripping sarcasm.




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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBKistler View Post
    As is "matriculate"...unlike the others, it is a word, but its definition doesn't fit the football meaning for which it is used.
    trickeration is a word!?!?!?!?

    Wouldn't it be trickery?
    We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. - Benjamin Franklin




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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    trickeration is a word!?!?!?!?

    Wouldn't it be trickery?
    Shurzell was last February:
    Trickery dickery dock,
    The Crows ran down the clock:
    Koch messed around, then went out of bounds--
    Trickery dickery dock




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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleApocalypse37 View Post
    I'll put Ernest Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald, and Mark Twain up against any other 3 writers from another country.
    Agreed. Just don't put Ray, Keyshawn, or Irvin up against them.
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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    trickeration is a word!?!?!?!?
    Of course it is.
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...m=trickeration

    1. Trickeration

    A fictitious word commonly used by football announcers to make themselves feel intelligent. When the word they actually mean to say is: Trickery. But we all know that most announcers never learned anything in school and just focused on football all day long.

    Football Announcer: That play was just filled with trickeration!
    "Screw it, let's ride"!




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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Quote Originally Posted by lowrider View Post
    Of course it is.
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...m=trickeration

    1. Trickeration

    A fictitious word commonly used by football announcers to make themselves feel intelligent. When the word they actually mean to say is: Trickery. But we all know that most announcers never learned anything in school and just focused on football all day long.

    Football Announcer: That play was just filled with trickeration!
    Urban dictionary... good one
    We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. - Benjamin Franklin




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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Irregardless of the answer?
    Okay, that made me laugh




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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    Exspecially is not a word.
    Conversate is not a word.
    I don't think it's fair to dog people for saying exspecially. (Unless if they actually write it out that way, lol.)

    That's just a very minor example of hastily saying a word without annunciating.

    Conversate I don't think is too big of a deal either. That's usually a result of starting to say converse but then changing to conversation.

    Double negatives though... Those drive me bonkers.




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