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Language and sport


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For the record, although we at "Taken At The Flood" seek to maintain an elevated level of civilized discourse, it is our mother (PSBN) who has seen fit to introduce the colourful colloquialism "bollocks".

This is symptomatic, I think, of World Cup passion.

PS: to J, who thinks a gash above an eye is a big deal, Ryan Smyth a few weeks ago came back to skate after losing three teeth in the prior period and taking some thirty stitches. I also site the fellow who scored a winning goal with a broken nose and replied to a curious reporter "you don't skate on your nose". Listen, everyone agrees: hockey people are tough.


1 Responses to “Language and sport”

  1. Anonymous j 

    In 1970, the West German Franz beckenbauer played in the semifinal with a dislocated shoulder. (They lost, 4-3, to Italy.)

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