The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #2998796
Posted By: MGM·Lion
03-Oct-10 - 01:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
There seems to be a belief among tv football commentators and commenters that "Goal" is an indelicate word in some way, and the euphemism "It's in the back of the net" is somehow more seemly. I don't think I have ever heard the word "Goal" on Alan Hanson's lips, for example.

Now, why do I find this so profoundly irritating?