Author Topic: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011  (Read 14438 times)

JT

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #125 on: July 22, 2011, 11:20:31 am »
I studied Italian for a year at Uni and mostly winged it by using the French word but putting an Italian ending on it. Quite an effective tactic on the whole.

d.

Really? Can you give an example of where this tactic would work 'coz I can't think of one?
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citoyen

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #126 on: July 22, 2011, 11:24:53 am »
Off the top of my head, the verbs mangiare and partire.

Obviously it doesn't work 100% of the time, but it seemed to do me all right.

d.

JT

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #127 on: July 22, 2011, 11:49:33 am »
Does it even work 10% of the time?  ;D
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citoyen

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #128 on: July 22, 2011, 11:52:19 am »
Possibly not, but I only studied Italian for a year, so I didn't get on to the advanced stuff.

d.

Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #129 on: July 23, 2011, 12:19:59 am »
They adopt the French pronunciation...

Well, they attempt to adopt something vaguely resembling a French pronunciation, but with varying degrees of success.

d.
Why hasn't anyone mentioned the German pronunciation of Leopard? It's as relevant as French.

I suspect the Lëtzebuergeusch pronunciation is fairly similar to German.
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #130 on: July 23, 2011, 10:14:27 am »
"Suitcase of courage"
"...and that man is a man by the name of Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxx"
"Precarious"

Aaaargh! Make it stop!
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #131 on: July 23, 2011, 10:16:57 am »
Voeckler is giving up the yellow jersey in a cloud of glory

Simonb

Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #132 on: July 23, 2011, 05:01:25 pm »
Not from today's stage, but this one Liggetism had us giggling yesterday:

"the defending champion refuses to go out of the television screen and die gracefully"

Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #133 on: July 23, 2011, 05:14:36 pm »
"...as they finish in the shadows of the closing sun here..."

Que?
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lord hereford

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #134 on: July 24, 2011, 02:09:00 pm »
Woah, the comments are getting more surreal. Maybe it's because they've been commentating for 3 weeks now.

"When he was a boy, Cadel started looking at horses" ?????

Did he stare a possums and take the odd glance at a wallaby whilst he was at it?
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Rhys W

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #135 on: July 24, 2011, 04:50:00 pm »
Paul: "This will be an extremely proud moment for him - and for the island of Man"

Adam

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #136 on: July 24, 2011, 07:06:07 pm »
At one point on Stage 19, I think on the climb before Alpe-d'Huez, Cadel Evans was climbing, right between the Schleck brothers, and Phil said "It's a Schleck sandwich - let's hope he doesn't get indigestion".    :D
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #137 on: July 24, 2011, 08:58:32 pm »
I've been catching up after a week away.

Liggett on Contador in the Pyrenees when he started struggling.

"And Contador has started yoyo-ing in his his favourite playground"

lord hereford

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #138 on: July 24, 2011, 10:30:20 pm »
Yes, this Schleck sandwich thing. They said it again about Frandy and Cadel today.

There are two Schlecks and one Cadel.

Looking at your average sarnie, there are two slices of bread = 2 Schlecks and a single filling (cheese for arguments sake) = Cadel

So, it's a Cadel sandwich.

A Schleck sandwich would be a bread sandwich, which is clearly silly.

Ok, so the Tour has finished, I am still obsessed and I am obviously suffering from cold turkey -

though not in a sandwich, I may add.

If anyone starts mentioning multiple fillings I will not be responsible for my actions...

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and let it float. " - Don Van Vliet, R.I.P.

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #139 on: July 24, 2011, 10:38:00 pm »
Was Ned Boulting sneakily inserting Paul Simon lyrics today ?

Incidents & accidents, hints & allegations...

Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #140 on: July 25, 2011, 09:16:05 am »
Ok, so the Tour has finished, I am still obsessed and I am obviously suffering from cold turkey

Yep. What am I going to do all afternoon now?

(Actually, go for a ride and then take a poorly wheel to the wheelmeister.)
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mattc

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2011
« Reply #141 on: July 25, 2011, 10:02:47 am »
...
 and Phil said "It's a Schleck sandwich - let's hope he doesn't get indigestion".    :D

I would not be surprised if Steve Coogan admits to subbing for Sherwen for parts of these broadcasts.

[lookup Alan partridge if this makes no sense at all ... ]
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