Saturday, 8 August 2015

Physicality or Brutishness?



My knees informed me that we were not going far today, we were standing at the bus park at the time, so I checked the minutes before any bus arrived and calculated it would be better returning to bed.  I wandered around town first trying to get some sunshine onto me, collected my veg and went home to cogitate on words, especially 'physicality.'
You see this is another word that has suddenly become common usage in the football world.  For a while footballers became 'athletes' something they were never called in my young days, and now using their strength has become 'having good physicality.'  Instead of 'barging the enemy about' it's 'making use of his physicality.'  Why I ask must we use language in such a manner?  All organisations, all groups of people, all towns, cities and villages (all today always called 'communities' rather than what they are, towns, cities and villages) have words used in their line of business or area.  This is normal and we can all soon gather the appropriate terms if need be but why are the words in football these days so silly?
Could it be an attempt by those with too much money trying to improve their image?  Using a word like 'cogitate' rather than 'think' makes me look educated, something which is soon disproved.  Also if we have our own language we 'belong,' we belong to a specific group and are better than they out there, we can then look down on their stupidity and feel superior and bully them needlessly.  But the man using the word today is not looking down on folks, nor does he bully, this man was just speaking words from the up to date phraseology and probably didn't notice he was doing this.  It may well be the number of highly trained sports physio's, doctors and specialists originated such a phrase hopefully they will soon learn to speak in simple terms so the lads around them can understand what they are talking about.

p.s, The Heart of Midlothian are top of the league already.  Only run of the mill physicality was used. 

 


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7 comments:

Lee said...

Methinks I'll have to cogitate on this for a while.

As for The Heart of Midlothian...has only one game yet been played this season? ;)

carolincairns said...

I think a community is much more than a town or city. There could be many communities in said towns and cities. The church community, the sporting community, the school community. What is probably scary is that if one does not join or feel part of any of these communities, then they can end up still feeling isolated with so many people around them. Communities are made up of individuals. Hardworking people who don't get paid to create the sense of community we all need as if it were oxygen or water.

the fly in the web said...

So Norman 'bite your leg' Hunter should have been referred to us Norman 'using good physicality' Hunter... doesn't have the same ring, somehow...

Mike Smith said...

I asked my grandson Jack to compose a sentence using the word 'fascinate'. He said his granny has a cardigan with nine buttons - but she can only fascinate...#oldjokesno94

Adullamite said...

Lee, I can think of more than one game having been played!

Carol, You would fit into any community.

Fly, I can think of other names for him...

Mike, Clever Jack!

soubriquet said...

Laughed at the cartoon!

And yes.. Physicality? = Thuggery?
Football is one of the sports where players are often proud of cheating, so long as they can hide it from the ref. I'd dock 'em a goal for every foul. Then we'd see major clubs finishing "-3:-7".

Adullamite said...

Soub, Footballers cheat? I've never seen that happen...