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"Wins" and "victories"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by sirvaliantbrown, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I couldn't have said it any better. This should be required reading for all copy editors everywhere. Alas, some get it, many more don't.
  2. A question for the "victory" advocates here: if the noun is "victory" and not "win", shouldn't it also be "defeat" instead of "loss"?
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    No, if one's going to be a "win," the other should be called a "lose."

    BTW, "struck" is the proper past tense of "strike."
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member


    hike - hiked
    bike - biked
    like - liked
    strike - struck

    Yep, English is one fascinating language, isn't it? Did you know that "ough" can be correctly pronounced at least 10 different ways?

    AWW - as in "thought"
    OCK - as in "lough," a lake in Ireland
    OFF - as in "cough"
    OHH - as in "though"
    OOO - as in "through"
    OU - as in "drought"
    OWW - as in "plough"
    UFF - as in "rough"
    UHH - as in "Poughkeepsie"
    UPP - as in "hiccough"
  5. Then pitchers would have V-D records. Not that a lot of ballplayers don't already...
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