Opening Round, Game 2: The RICHARDSONS (FORMERLY TEAM 4) vs. The Master Batters

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  1. Sauntaero Force Ghost

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    Hal, you have way too much time on your hands.

    But it's a pretty cool picture.
  2. Everton Chosen One

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    :D

    'Goose egg' was an option I came across as I was looking for my last guess, although I considered it so unlikely it didn't even make my short list. :p
  3. OBIWAN-JR Force Ghost

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    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/OBIWAN-JR/JCCpwnsyou.jpg]


    -JR :)
  4. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    For the record, Goose Egg is a term used in baseball. As in 'They've got goose eggs across the board"

    I'll get the bonus round PMed a little later today. :)
  5. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Goose egg is used somewhat sparingly in a number of sports, basketball and football included as well as baseball. And others.
  6. halibut Chosen One

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    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/halibut/gimernotalent.jpg">
  7. Everton Chosen One

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    Ah. The Internet told me it was used for ten pin bowling.
  8. George_Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    Quality pictures people.
  9. Everton Chosen One

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    Except RICHARDSONS shouldn't have an apostrophe. :p
  10. halibut Chosen One

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    Well, it should be after the S, not before
  11. GIMER Manager Emeritus

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  12. Everton Chosen One

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    See I'm not 100% sure about this, but I'd say that would be the case if Richardson itself ended with an 's'. The term we are using... 'RICHARDSONS' is a plural.

    We're not talking about our team car. That would be 'The RICHARDSONS' car'.
  13. OBIWAN-JR Force Ghost

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    That's cool, but how long do we have to respond, Inty? As I have to go drinking with a pal who's leaving work, now (I've been hanging back).

    Is it still 24 hrs, as I won't be able to get back here now for 15 hrs....?


    -JR :)
  14. halibut Chosen One

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    Yes, but TEAM RICHARDSONS' also means TEAM RICHARDSONS HAS

    Richardsons is plural, but Team Richardsons is singular as there's only one team

    Or I could have put The RICHARDSONS've
  15. halibut Chosen One

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    And ^ that post gives this thread more than double the posts of the social thread [face_dancing]
  16. Everton Chosen One

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    The problem there, is that "TEAM RICHARDSONS HAS GOT TALENT" doesn't read very well. It almost doesn't make sense. So the sentence has to be structured otherwise.

    For my part, the "got" part of the original sentence establishes ownership. You could correctly say, "TEAM RICHARDSONS TALENT", but that's not what we're trying to say here. So, the only viable alternative incorporating the already dodgy phrasing of "x got talnt" is "The RICHARDSONS got talent".
  17. OBIWAN-JR Force Ghost

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    Right, I really do have to go now chaps; Inty has yet to PM me. If his answer to my question is 'less than 24 hrs', the I suggest you nom someone else, Mark - otherwise I will see you all tomoz and apologies for making you wait for glorious colours.

    :p


    -JR :)
  18. halibut Chosen One

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    It might not read well, but that's what happens when singular phrases end with S

    It's like out film company, Backyard Productions. We always debate whether to say "Backyard Productions present" or "presentS". The latter is correct. So you'd also say "Backyard Productions has got talent".

    I think it may appear to read wrong because you know that Richardson is a surname so you automatically assume Richardsons is plural, but "Team Richardsons has" is absolutely correct.
  19. Everton Chosen One

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    You don't need the apostrophe. 'got' establishes ownership. That's what apostrophe's (in this context) do. Including the apostrophe is duplicating information.
  20. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    This is correct, if you study the tournament bracket. You were obviously a low seed. :p
  21. Everton Chosen One

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    If a phrase doesn't sound correct, it generally isn't. RICHARDSONS may be singular, but one shouldn't put in an apostrophe if the expanded version of the sentence sounds daft. Leave it out.
  22. halibut Chosen One

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    No, this is not the genitive case and is nothing to do with possession. The apostrophe is replacing the letters "HA" from "HAS" and is therefore necessary. It's the same as "halibut's been to the shop"
  23. Everton Chosen One

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    No it's not.

    "halibut has been to the shop" makes perfect sense.

    "Team Richardsons has got talent" does not.

    It is vitally important that a sentence makes sense. In this case, this inclusion of an apostrophe stops that happening. Leave the apostrophe out, and all is well. The word 'got' tells us that our team has the talent. We have it. It is ours. Therefore we don't need an apostophe telling us that our team has the talent, which is what you propose.
  24. halibut Chosen One

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    But the apostrophe ISN'T telling you the team has the talent, it's telling you the word "has" is there.
  25. Darth_Omega Force Ghost

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    And the team is falling apart because of a pointless discussion. :p
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