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Pundits’ verbal own goals

[16 Dec 2013] It was a bad weekend for those with an ear for the spoken word as soccer commentators gave us:

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‘The auspices weren’t good at West Ham’ – read ‘auguries’

  • ‘He is playing within his own genre’ – which may have been possible had the late philosopher Albert Camus still been putting on the keeper’s jersey for Racing Universitaire Algerios, and
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‘He immediately behorts his defence’ – probably conflating ‘berates’ and ‘exhorts’. [MC]
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