View Poll Results: Which is the proper term?

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  • All-American

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  • All-America

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    Quote Originally Posted by therick View Post
    That's one that drives me nuts when I hear someone saying "rbi's". There is no need for an "S" anywhere in the pronunciation of those three letters. If you want to add an "s" then say the words and add the plural where appropriate.
    It drives me even more nuts when it's a baseball commentator who's mispronouncing it. They're paid to speak and paid to talk about baseball. They should know better.
    Well, if we're going to go there, there is no need for an apostrophe anywhere in this. None of the RBI or runs you speak of have any possessive quality, nor are they a contraction, so no need for an apostrophe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post
    Well, if we're going to go there, there is no need for an apostrophe anywhere in this. None of the RBI or runs you speak of have any possessive quality, nor are they a contraction, so no need for an apostrophe.
    I stand corrected for my typing error.

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    I have a question about announcers......Does anyone know the name of the guy that used to do the DII nationals and would comment on various matches throughout the tournament? I found him to be very entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stardust View Post
    But in wrestling context, it isn't really considered an All-America "team" so I still contend that for all wrestling-related purposes, it's All-American.
    I was thinking about that as well in that we don't refer to our All-Americans as being a part of a team like they do in sports where the players are simply voted to be All-Americans, e.g. football, baseball and basketball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therick View Post
    I was thinking about that as well in that we don't refer to our All-Americans as being a part of a team like they do in sports where the players are simply voted to be All-Americans, e.g. football, baseball and basketball.
    and when they are limited to one selection per position, so it really is more of a "team"

    That's like saying our champions would be on the All-America 1st team, the runners-up would be the 2nd team, etc.
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    All-American. I've never heard of anyone being All-America, and I think it's just a lazy mispronounciation of All-American.
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    While they don't often to refer to an All-America "team" in wrestling and generalize the accomplishment to "he's 2009 All American", because there are so dang many of them; the fact is, the Champions are 1st team All-Americans and runner-up would be on the 2nd team and so forth. Wrestling avoids the teaminology (okay I'm submitting that to Webster teaminology - team terminology) because who wants any to be quoted as "Oh, I was 8th team All-American." Football and basketball take their liberties by creating full squad All-American teams and the category of "Honorable Mention". By doing so, the avoid naming the last back on the team as 5th team All-American, or the last forward as 6th team All- American.

    'nuf said on that and I'm not getting into the R(s)BI(s) thing. My brain is frazzled enough these days.
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    Okay, I'm just going to say he AA'd.
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    Hey Ryou -- "Scoreboard"

    It's comforting to have the overwhelming majority agree with me. Figures you would be the dissenter. Must be a Jersey thing.
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