Sunday, October 11, 2009

October 11, 2009

Ok, now that I have your attention, I need to rant. This is something that has bothered me for quite some time, and this week's episode of Survivor was the breaking point. When the tribes showed up for their challenge, and realized what the game was, they said "Oh. It's just like Bocce Ball."

Stop right there.

I will say this very clearly and succinctly..."Bocce Ball" is not a sport. It is called "Bocce"...just one word. Don't believe me? Read this. The Bocce Ball is the actual ball you're throwing. It drives me absolutely insane hearing people call it "Bocce Ball." Take for instance, the young lady's bikini bottom in the photo above. Not quite the same with the word "ball" underneath, is it?

When you're watching Roger Federer play Rafael Nadal in the French Open, are they playing "Tennis Ball?" No, it's just tennis. If you're watching the Leafs game on a Saturday night, are they playing "Hockey Puck?" No, it's just Hockey. And what if you're watching an Olympic Badminton match (and I'm not sure why would, but suggesting you could helps to prove my point), would you refer to them as playing "Shuttlecock?" Probably not.

I even have a friend who is Italian and says it. Outrageous.

4 comments:

Any2crds said...

You sucked me into reading this rant about arial lawn bowling by placing hot woman in your ad....... Nice ;)

Anonymous said...

bocce ball is gay, no matter what you call it.

Sean said...

I think the initial photo would lead me to disagree.

Anonymous said...

Trannies, probably.