Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Randomology - Snuck a World Cup

Is 'snuck' a proper past tense version of sneak?

http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/usage/snuck Not in Britain.

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/snuck.html Using 'snuck' not as safe as using 'sneaked'. Safe?

Megan Fox 'snuck' off to her secret wedding:

I'm going with Megan Fox.


Does anyone know what's with this World Cup thing, anyway?

Actually, I've been watching bags of football on the telly - with the aid of TIVO. Are the refs going to have a clean sheet one of these days? Maybe they should try using a TIVO to get some of these calls right, what eh?

A personage named Sepp Blatter is in charge and he apologized - again - so that makes it all better?

I mnean, the game is really growing on me - the end of the US win over Algeria has to rank at the top of any list of exciting sports victories - but when goals are so scarce, it makes it hard to accept the refs blowing so ofetn. Between bad offsides calls, bad non-offsides calls, nonexistent fouls, and plain blindness they have missed about 30% of the goal calls. Gee, if there was something we could do to correct at least some of the calls....

Oh, wait, we can ban the showing of replays in the stadium! Brilliant.The 40,000 fans in the stadium won't know how bad the call was, just the 400 million people watching at home.

Soccer is catching on in the US, but the following quote in this item makes me realize just how far we have to go:

"German Chancellor Angela Merkel apologised to UK Prime Minister David Cameron for the disallowed goal."
The ref misses a clear goal by England and the German chancellor apologizes to the git from the UK?

This one too: http://www.sportsgrid.com/media/british-tabloid-watch-doomsday-is-upon-us/

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