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Something that irritates me, how about you?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by tupperware, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    "in this league"

    You're not in the NFL.

    Your turn!
  2. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    U mad bro?
  3. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    So they should say "in that league"?
  4. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    No.. but.

    It may even be proper English, not sure. It just sounds annoying. A picture of Brooking pops into my head each time a forum poster says it.

    Example:

    You can't tackle like that in the NFL.
    You can't tackle like that as a pro football player.
    You can't tackle like that in this league.

    It sounds like something a player would say.
  5. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    Thread of the year nominee
  6. couchscout

    couchscout Member

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    Wow, talking about picking knits...
  7. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    After a loss the cut this or that player/coach

    After a win resign this or that player/coach
  8. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    Glad you think so!

    I knew I couldn't be the only one irritated by this :p
  9. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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  10. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    What irritates me? Football discussion in the Off Topic Zone.
  11. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    It's not technically a topic of football. The topic is things that irritate you and as part of that I posted some things that are irritating that are said on the forum.

    Fail!
  12. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    If you have to get by on a technicality, then you have already lost.
  13. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    i second that.:)
  14. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    Oh well, guess I lost!

    Still irritates me though :)
  15. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Does correct English typically bother you, or just in this instance?
  16. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    :laugh2:
  17. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    Well it doesn't have to be right or wrong to annoy me. Even if it's right, it annoys me. There is no justification needed there.

    Like I said a picture of Brooking pops into my head whenever I read it.
  18. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    It sounds like something we read here everyday from armchair fans who think they know it all. I'm guilty of it myself most of us are.
  19. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    I'm trying to recall if If I've ever said it. I haven't found a post yet but I wouldn't be surprised, as much as I've heard it.
  20. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Guilty of what exactly? There's nothing incorrect or improper about using the phrase. It doesn't imply that the speaker is in the league.

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