Sunday, 17 March 2013

'denied by the post'; 'scoreless'

Alex blogged about an annoying football commentator phrase, 'just about', which made me think of a couple of mine. I commented:
One of the ones I hate is ‘denied by the post’. No he wasn’t: it hit the post. The post didn’t stop it going in. Unless you’re suggesting the post moved.
Also, ‘the game is currently scoreless’. No it’s not: it’s goalless; it has a current score, and that is 0-0.