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20 March 2006

Sports commentary gold #1

I are not a plural; we am a country!
It's Commonwealth Games time. A time when most of my countrymen (or country-people for the semantically-inflexible) forget their troubles and the fact that they voted for a republic and enjoy the medal-fest that occurs in the absence of the USA and most of Europe. And with the Games comes a wealth of sports commentary gold.

Before the closing ceremony comes along, why not play the Singular/Plural Disagreement Drinking Game? It's very simple - whenever you hear a commentator refer to a single country or a team as a plural, you take a drink (and they say I don't know how to have fun). I bet you'll be plastered before the first medal presentation of the day. Look out for phrases like:

"Australia have a good medal chance in this event."
"The synchronised swimming team are really going for it."
"Jersey were proud just to have participated."

Picky? Me? I are not that bad...

3 comments:

  1. That could quite possibly be the best subtitle for anything ever.

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  2. Thanks. It's particularly fun when you say it in an Elephant Man voice.

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  3. sandra1:22 pm

    Leave it to you to express something that is HUGELY annoying in a fun way and draw peoples' attention to it in an even "funner" way!

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