[Marxism] Oh Mother Language!!!!!!!!!,
lasainte at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 23 05:35:44 MDT 2009
I stand corrected.
>Subject: [Marxism] Oh Mother Language!!!!!!!!!,
>I concur with La Sainte, with one correction. Although I have heard it said that way, the announcer usually employs present tense even though the action has already occurred. As in "Aaron flies out to centerfield".
>I have never heard Shane's version on the air.
>And "fly" denotes, as noun, a ball hit on an arc inside the ball park, >and as a verb, in the present tense, the act of hitting a "fly" (as >adjective) ball. But its past tense is (by television/radio >announcers) formed irregularly--"he flew out to centerfield." Give up >trying to make sense of it.>>Shane Mage>
>Actually, the baseball expression is "He flied out to centerfield."
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