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The other hockey?

September 8, 2010


Hockey-World-Hosts Argentina secure top spot with England win

ROSARIO, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Hosts Argentina, keeping their goal intact for the fourth successive match, beat England 2-0 Monday to win Pool B at the women’s hockey World Cup.

Offensive word…

August 10, 2010

Balotelli set for Italy debut

SOCCER-ITALY/Balotelli, who is being courted by Manchester City and will be one of only a handful of coloured players to have represented Italy, displayed his trademark single-mindedness by immediately grabbing the number nine striker jersey with Cassano taking 10.

Where’s the ill temper?

July 29, 2010

Ortiz powers Sox to bad-tempered win

BASEBALL/I re-read this article three times looking for any comment about somebody being bad-tempered.

Polly want a correction?

July 9, 2010

gbu parrot

“The Netherlands and Spain  will square off Sunday for the World Cup final, the first ever for both  sides.”

Very unfortunate headline

July 8, 2010

Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters

ATHLETICSEUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Olympic bronze medalist Walter Dix edged out Tyson Gay in the former world champion’s hotly-anticipated return to the 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

The wrong year…

June 14, 2010

 gbu olympicsI was just watching a news clip with a voice-over by a woman with an American accent.

Ex-Olympic champion?

May 3, 2010

Ex-Olympic champion Lavrova killed in crash WSMOSCOW (Reuters) – Former Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion Natalia Lavrova died in a car accident on Friday, the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation said.

Just so you know, an Olympic athlete who wins gold is never referred to as an “ex” Olympian.

Sentence lays an egg

April 19, 2010

Garnett suspended after confrontation with Heat players

gbu garnett 240Garnett elbowed Quentin Richardson in the face during the fourth quarter of Game One, when the Heat guard approached Boston forward Paul Pierce, who was laying injured on the court.

Our wording wasn’t cricket?

March 2, 2010

Kallis, De Villiers hit tons in S. Africa win

CRICKET-SAFRICA/AHMEDABAD, India, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers blasted unbeaten centuries to set up South Africa’s 90-run win over India in the third and final one-dayer on Saturday.

Gibe vs. Jibe

February 26, 2010

Vonn hurt by Mancuso jibe over popularity

OLYMPICS-ALPINE SKIING/SUPERG-Does anyone there have a journalism degree or maybe English?

Jibe = sailing term. Gibe = mocking term.

How does this make a worldwide article headline?


In British English, jibe is the correct spelling for the word Americans know as gibe: GBU Editor