Re: If you resist, I hear they crush you with a mashie niblick

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The South Koreans were informed of the rule, however LPGA commissioner Carolyn Bivens has not given them - or anyone - a written explanation, Galloway said.

Well they're certainly not going to write it in Korean.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 12:17 PM
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I think they were given a verbal explanation, however: the Tour needs cash, the Koreans keep winning, and sponsors must be able to talk to winners if the sponsors are to be expected to keep providing the Tour with cash. And my understanding is that many of the top Korean players have said that they understand the reasoning and agree with it.

I agree that it could have been handled better. But it's an awkward requirement for an awkward reason. I assume that the LPGA wants to present its members as competing for the glory of it all, rather than for money.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 12:22 PM
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who secretly longs to be a sports blogger

Also, you mean "longs to be a game blogger."


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 12:29 PM
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3: I meant to make fun of golf but forgot to. Thanks for picking up my slack.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 12:31 PM
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What assholery. Will deaf golfers be banned from the LPGA? If they can play why not anyone else? This is simple douchebaggery on the part of the LPGA. If the burden of providing translators in so huge, require golfers to provide their own.

I really dislike golf, in large part because the primary appeal for a lot of people is that it's expensive and therefore a marker of upper class status. Even by the high douchebag coefficient standards typical of golfers, this is notable.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 12:51 PM
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It was a good effort, Stanley, but whatever the hell they're arguing about in that other thread is apparently just too compelling.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 12:52 PM
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Decision makers of the world: strive not to look dickish.

Fish of the world: strive not to keep swimming.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 12:55 PM
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6: Thanks, but I'm not worried. This post is gonna lure Unf back to the blog, and then I'll feel vindicated for my efforts.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 12:56 PM
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Does anyone besides Bertie Wooster really say mashie niblick?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 12:57 PM
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9: more should, at any rate.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 1:00 PM
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Does anyone besides Bertie Wooster really say mashie niblick?

As usual, consult Wikipedia for all your knowledge needs. The terms were rendered obsolete by the modern system of numbering irons.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 1:06 PM
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9: Koreans do.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 1:07 PM
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12. But in Korean it means something really different. Probably dirty.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 1:14 PM
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11: Aha! Now that is interesting! I have long wondered why Bertie's terms have so much more zing! than, say, "nine iron."


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 1:23 PM
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I really dislike golf, in large part because the primary appeal for a lot of people is that it's expensive and therefore a marker of upper class status

Country clubs and cemeteries are the biggest wasters of prime real estate.


Posted by: Al Czervik | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 1:25 PM
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I suspect golf's been in decline since they replaced the mashie niblick and friends with the prosiac numerals. Replacing a bunch of loony scotsmen wandering around in the scrub grass with whimsically named clubs by a bunch of WASP-y prats in golf pants was only the start of it.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 1:26 PM
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why Bertie's terms have so much more zing! than, say, "nine iron."

He's got better writers than most.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 1:28 PM
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The floppy hats and baggy knickers were pretty good, too.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 1:30 PM
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Country clubs and cemeteries are the biggest wasters of prime real estate.

And yet I do not resent dead people. A hypocrite, I am.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 1:37 PM
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I do. Cremation's not good enough for them, eh? Elitist bastards.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 2:09 PM
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Fucking incomer-upstarts speaking English in Golf. They should all be made to speak Scots.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 3:39 PM
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I'm way ahead of you.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 3:42 PM
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Heh.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 3:44 PM
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Off-topic, but this is a sports thread: has anyone figured out the Australians? They're inscrutable, I tell you.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 3:47 PM
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I can scrute them.

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra sure can keep a secret though.


Posted by: Lemmy Caution | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 4:20 PM
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This is simple douchebaggery

Is there a difference among douchebaggery, dickishness, and asshattery? Discuss.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 7:46 PM
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Scruting is banned here in Australia. As are British cyclists and placing the words "Michael" and "Phelps" in the same sentence (unless it is interspersed with the word "drugs" as often as possible). The Chinese are a bunch of fakery-crazed-faker-nazi-fakesters and anyone who questions The Best Olympics Evar!! (ie. 2000) is a liberal-fascist Australia-hating traitor. Or so says the accepted wisdom of the Hive Mind down here.


Posted by: Juicy | Link to this comment | 08-28-08 7:53 PM
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26 is a question to which I have not the answers. But it's a good question.

27 is funny.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08-29-08 12:00 AM
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...'You have broken off the engagement?'
'Not exactly. And yet - well, I suppose it amounts to that.'
'I don't quite understand.'
'Well, the fact is,' said Celia, in a burst of girlish frankness, 'I rather think I've killed George.'
'Killed him, eh ?'
'I killed him with my niblick.'
I nodded. If the thing was to be done at all, it was unquestionably a niblick shot.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 08-29-08 3:01 AM
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Somehow, I read the name of the magazine, Golfweek, as Wolfgeek, the first time.


Posted by: Pantene | Link to this comment | 08-29-08 6:37 PM
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