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Re: Football/Sports related chat
« Reply #120 on: June 30, 2021, 02:42:35 PM »
But - strangely - two-dollar bills do exist, and are used to take unsuspecting foreigners by surprise.

Oddly odd and odd and gay all had meanings before they were usurped by slang.

Ordinary word -> subcultural slang -> mainstream -> deemed unacceptable to the original subculture -> cancelled -> start over. It all has roots in "I can call me that, but you can't".

What makes life a bit interesting in today's cancel culture is that once a word is determined to be unacceptable in a given usage, that word is unusable for any meaning, as its use becomes maligned as "coded bigotry": "Black Tie"? "White Tie"? Implied racism.

There was an "interesting" discussion arising when someone (from the press?) determined that "welching on a bet" was anti-Wales discrimination: dictionaries have been updated to indicate this (previously unknown) derivation of the word.

bless'ed taffies. Or any chewy sweets for that matter.
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« Reply #121 on: July 03, 2021, 03:45:00 PM »
This Southgate fella seems to know what he's doing. Bad notion I know, but I'm now glad of what happened to Big Sam.
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« Reply #122 on: July 07, 2021, 03:56:25 PM »
Whether we win Euro 2020 or not, I'm just glad that finally I get to be interested in the full competion rather than it all becoming a damp squib after the first couple of games.

TNG's back home for the final too. Best I hide a few cans for emergencies.
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« Reply #123 on: July 08, 2021, 01:23:22 PM »
I really, really don't like Sterling.
Really.

"So, Raheem - was it a penalty?" "I was in the box and I felt a touch so I went down, and the ref awarded one, so yes". People like him, and those that think this is a Good Thingā„¢, are ruining the game.

Late on at 1-1, Raheem constantly dribbled through the box without attempting to pull it back for someone else or attempt a shot himself just waiting for one of the Danes to foul him. After all, they had broken up virtually every advance by England by fouling rather than legitimate attempts to tackle, so I didn't find it that surprising something finally went against them.

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« Reply #124 on: July 11, 2021, 03:59:14 PM »
Stupid football with its stupid penalties, I'll never believe again.

When's the world cup?
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« Reply #125 on: September 22, 2021, 03:06:44 PM »
West Ham finally got a victory at Old Trafford this evening. It a shame it wasn't in the league, but hopefully the monkey is well and truly off our backs now and we won't have to wait another 14 years to see it again.
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« Reply #126 on: September 22, 2021, 03:11:40 PM »
Bugger! Drew Man City in the next round.
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« Reply #127 on: September 23, 2021, 04:17:28 AM »
At least in the distraction cup you get to play City's second/ youth team (with the odd DeBruyne to sign autographs)

Is that the same team that's won it for them the last 4 or 5 years on the bounce? Wouldn't mind fielding that team if I were their manager.
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« Reply #128 on: September 25, 2021, 03:13:10 AM »
Football ?????
Friends offered myself and the wench 2 tickets to watch England V South Africa in November Ā£120 each  8) 8)
Hotel was cheaper for 2 nights than one ticket.
still Twickers is a whole day + night visit as you just cannot get away from the place (train stain just cannot cope with the  amount of people)
Still it is well managed all the way to the station with portable loo's and food

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« Reply #129 on: September 25, 2021, 04:09:42 PM »
That'll be the one. To be totally honest I prefer watching this team to the first team: passing the ball 8,743 times before giving it to Sterling (who gives it to the opposition) wears a bit thin after the first hour or so.

I've never been fond of watching Man City as I always want them to lose and they almost never oblige.

Football ?????
Friends offered myself and the wench 2 tickets to watch England V South Africa in November Ā£120 each  8) 8)
Hotel was cheaper for 2 nights than one ticket.
still Twickers is a whole day + night visit as you just cannot get away from the place (train stain just cannot cope with the  amount of people)
Still it is well managed all the way to the station with portable loo's and food

Now that's the game out of the 3 being played that I'd like to see. Best wrap up warm, though.
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« Reply #130 on: September 25, 2021, 11:19:34 PM »
I've never been fond of watching Man City as I always want them to lose and they almost never oblige.

Now that's the game out of the 3 being played that I'd like to see. Best wrap up warm, though.
most definitely