Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Gifts of Gab

Got a few gems off sports talk radio today ...

* Bo Mattingly has some young guy side-kicking on his show now. They were doing a trivia contest call-in about Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Stadium, where the Razorbacks will be playing on Saturday. Ralph "Shug" Jordan (photo) is Auburn's most-revered former coach. His name is pronounced "jurd-un." Young Guy kept mispronouncing it over and over, thinking it was the normal "jore-dun." Anybody covering SEC football has to know this. Bo or also-present Dudley Dawson, who surely do know better, did not straighten the kid out.

Later, the kid jumped into a discussion about some worsening event and said "it only exasperated the situation." Exacerbated, of course.

Then, during a 103.7 The Buzz "Sports Slam," I am certain the unfailingly annoying Danny-Joe Crofford (full voulme and full volume only) said "groan strain" instead of "groin strain." Oh well, one deserves the other.

For truly inspired and legendary mangling of the English language, of course, The Buzz's Randy Rainwater on Drive Time Sports is unmatched. I have no ready example at hand; tune in any afternoon to collect your own. One of his specialities is the double negative that makes a positive. God bless you, Randy, we love ya.

1 comment:

YoMJ said...

...and from the back of the room came a small voice, "Yeah Right!"