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Old 10-21-2007, 06:23 AM
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Probably not just ESPN, but I was just suffering through Cindy Brunson's calling of Saturday's college football highlights. Instead of saying "Smith rushes for a 4-YARD touchdown," she insists on saying "Smith rushes for a 4-YARDS touchdown" and annoying the hell out of me.

Along these lines, the guy who used to read highlights for "Mike and Mike" would always say "The Heat IS on a 2-game winning streak." and "The Pistons ARE on a 2-game winning streak." (To be clear, ARE is right for both of the sentences.)

It's rather crazy how much these annoy me, but you'd think it wouldn't be that tough and maybe some other people hate this too...
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:39 AM
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I heard someone on ESPN say "most greatest" on SC tonight. Actually I'm not sure if greatest was the adjective, but there was definitely most and "est" in the same sentence and the anchor didn't bother to correct himself.
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:50 AM
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The Heat is...is correct. In American English anyway.

In British English either way is acceptable.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:03 AM
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The Heat is...is correct. In American English anyway.

In British English either way is acceptable.

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Only if you're incapable of symbolic thought.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:46 AM
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You must really have no life to be posting this thread! Who cares we just want to know who won and lost the game.
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:16 AM
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i hate "feature" table in the wsop and "feature" back. cleary "featured" is what they mean.
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:36 PM
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"The Heat are on" is correct. Is would be used if "Miami is on" was used.
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:37 PM
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The H is O
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:43 PM
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"This team is on a X game winning streak" or "The team are on a X game winning streak". Hmm...
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:48 PM
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The H is O

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hahaha
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