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    You Get to Ban One Word from the Lexicon of Sports

    What word are you banning?

    This one's an easy one for me: celly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYR2711 View Post
    Anything said by John Sterling
    ...or Dick Emrick.


    Ban? Veteran (especially when it's pronounced, "Vetrin."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc View Post
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    should be phrase/saying, not word

    for word, "generational"

    for phrase, "not trying to do too much"

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    Impactful. It's not a word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    should be phrase/saying, not word

    for word, "generational"

    for phrase, "not trying to do too much"
    They're different topics. We can do a thread on phrasing, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AliveIn94 View Post
    Impactful. It's not a word.

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    huh?

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    because the suggestion that the player who has it is a higher quality human being than others on the team or around the league
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    i guess it's a phrase but 'X wanted it more'

    these are pro athletes who have busted their ass their entire lives. they both want it
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    Quote Originally Posted by AliveIn94 View Post
    Impactful. It's not a word.
    words become words through usage, Impactful has already made it into the Oxford dictionary. Ginormous is a recent word. But some fake words are just people not understanding how to speak English, like "Irregardless"

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