Cricket, lovely cricket


#501

It is much misunderstood just how much Aussie fans hate cheats. When their own do it, they are inconsolable.


#502

You know it is serious when Ross Gittins writes a sermon about it:

Fairly pompous although valid points in a rambling attack on everything unStrayan in Straya today,


#503

I find this one interesting. Much of the ball tampering in the past has been fairly opportune - stick in a fingernail, say. But with this, they had a specific thing they took on to damage the ball. There’s a lot of premeditation there, and that looks much worse.

I see this ending very badly for the captain, who previously was on line to become a cricket god. Oops.


#504

You can add taking bottle tops onto the field as well as sand in pockets.


#505

Anyone know what the crim’s are actually doing with this tape?


#506

The theory is that they’re sticking sand or sugar or some other abrasive to it and roughing up one side of the ball to help it swing.


#507

apostrophail


#508

Shackle Draggers.


#509

Not so.


#510

Warner’s method of wearing big roughed up sticky plasters when he is fielding seems a lot easier


#511

#512

Ok…crim’s what then?


#513

An apostrophe can indicate missing letters, as well as possession


#514

Yes, but not followed by an s, which would make it indicate possession.


#515

You mean like “that’s” (that is)? :smiley:


#516

No, I mean like cunt’s :angry:


#517

clicked the wrong button :man_facepalming:


#518

It’s not difficult:

1 cat.
2 cats. NO APOSTROPHE :rage:
1 cat has a tail. The cat’s tail.
2 cats have 2 tails between them. The cats’ tails.
That is -> that’s
It is -> it’s
A neutered cat has a tail. Its tail. Possessive its has no apostrophe to avoid confusion with it’s = it is.


#519

We heard you the first time :smile:


#520

WTF - the apostrophe is a dying concept itll be gone in decades.