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(Atlas Obscura)   What's the deal with nomenclature for officials? You can't call a basketball guy an umpire, you can't call a baseball guy a referee, and you can call a football guy a ref or an ump but definitely not a judge unless he's one of the judges   (atlasobscura.com) divider line
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2020-06-02 2:33:41 AM  
9 votes:

vudukungfu: Actually, football does have umpires


Reading is hard; let's go shopping!
 
2020-06-02 7:49:56 AM  
5 votes:
Wow, it's like if Jerry Seinfeld had a brain injury.
 
2020-06-02 9:22:55 AM  
3 votes:
Two reasons:

1) English isn't a language, it's three languages stacked on top of each other wearing a trench coat.

2) Jargon makes a tribe feel special and able to identify non-members.
 
2020-06-02 2:39:36 AM  
3 votes:
"We have referees in football and umpires in tennis, what do we have in bowls?"
"Custard."
 
2020-06-02 8:48:54 AM  
2 votes:
So .. were there a lot of disappointed women back in that era?

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2020-06-02 5:47:58 AM  
2 votes:
Whereas in cricket they're called crumpets if I understood the explanation correctly.
 
2020-06-01 9:25:58 PM  
2 votes:
Actually, football does have umpires
 
2020-06-02 12:45:50 PM  
1 vote:

puckrock2000: Kyle Butler: So .. were there a lot of disappointed women back in that era?

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That was an interesting link. I learned something today.

/yeah yeah username checks out
 
2020-06-02 8:59:48 AM  
1 vote:

Kyle Butler: So .. were there a lot of disappointed women back in that era?

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