Originally posted by redrathman:
Originally posted by Joecool:
On a tangent: why is defense spelled with one "eff" and offense spelled with two "effs"?
Because it's the English Language.
No because we say it wrong. (started from chating crowds.)
Football mispronunciation. This phenomenon is best exemplified in the words “offense” and “defense.” Both are correctly pronounced with the stress on the second syllable … except in football, which seems to have a special dispensation from correct pronunciation and has caused most of our country to embrace OFFense and DEEfense. To be fair, the saying “The best defense is a good offense” sounds a little silly when the words are pronounced correctly; but that recognition seems to have given football full license to mispronounce those two words whenever they are used, not just when necessary for rhetorical effect.
[ Edited by KID9R on Aug 27, 2010 at 2:27 PM ]