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mwade
07-09-2009, 02:33 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=cahow/090709

Sorry if this has already been posted; couldn't figure out which thread it'd be in.

Redhead'sDad
07-09-2009, 02:43 PM
Good post. Ms. Cahow has a great sense of humor.

crzyeagle
07-10-2009, 10:13 PM
The one problem that I had with the blog post was some of the words she chose to use when describing things. An average person that you could ask on the street wouldn't know what some of them meant. And you probably would never hear someone even used them in regular conversation. That was all I had a problem with. That's just my opinion.

She's a good player besides and has a good sense of humor! The songs to go with each to-do made it that much better!

mwade
07-10-2009, 10:25 PM
Hmm, I re-read as I didn't remember any and am completely clueless as to what words you are referring to unless you are from Minnesota and the words are "passing lane" :-).

Radar3535
07-11-2009, 10:58 AM
The one problem that I had with the blog post was some of the words she chose to use when describing things. An average person that you could ask on the street wouldn't know what some of them meant. And you probably would never hear someone even used them in regular conversation. That was all I had a problem with. That's just my opinion.

She's a good player besides and has a good sense of humor! The songs to go with each to-do made it that much better!Those Ivy leaguers say the darnedest things,ehh?

DC78-82
07-13-2009, 09:50 AM
The one problem .. An average person that you could ask on the street wouldn't know what some of them meant. And you probably would never hear someone even used them in regular conversation.



Thankfully, neither I, nor those with whom I shared this article, had any issue with the vocabulary Ms. Cahow employed. If, indeed, the "average" person would have to use a dictionary for reference while learning about the average day of an elite hockey player, I see that as the problem. The writing works for me.:)

RStarr
07-13-2009, 11:29 AM
"In Boston, if you cut someone off, you might get a choice gesture, but those are actually signs of admiration: You just taught that guy something he will incorporate into his own driving repertoire."

:D

ARM
07-13-2009, 11:47 AM
And you probably would never hear someone even used them in regular conversation.

"In Boston, if you cut someone off, you might get a choice gesture, but those are actually signs of admiration: You just taught that guy something he will incorporate into his own driving repertoire."People tend to write with a more formal voice than they'd use when speaking -- other than speeches, presentations, etc. I'm guessing if she used phrases like, "incorporate into his own driving repertoire" when hanging with her teammates, she'd hear about it.

Redhead'sDad
07-13-2009, 12:32 PM
People tend to write with a more formal voice than they'd use when speaking -- other than speeches, presentations, etc. I'm guessing if she used phrases like, "incorporate into his own driving repertoire" when hanging with her teammates, she'd hear about it.

I just thought she was funny. And what's the point of putting in all that work at Harvard if you can't drop a few three and four syllable words from time to time?

Hux
07-13-2009, 05:32 PM
The one problem that I had with the blog post was some of the words she chose to use when describing things. An average person that you could ask on the street wouldn't know what some of them meant. And you probably would never hear someone even used them in regular conversation. That was all I had a problem with. That's just my opinion.
!

Which is what made it interesting and engaging. In an age of truncated phrases sent hither and yon via texting, and conversation which all too often mirrors the same, it is nice to see someone make use of her erudition.

RStarr
07-14-2009, 03:11 AM
People tend to write with a more formal voice than they'd use when speaking -- other than speeches, presentations, etc. I'm guessing if she used phrases like, "incorporate into his own driving repertoire" when hanging with her teammates, she'd hear about it.
I quoted her for the truth in her statement....regarding Boston drivers that is. :D

Overall I thought the piece was simply splendid.

Skate79
07-20-2009, 09:14 PM
You people have waaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on your hands. Seriously. Cahow gives one interview and you are dissecting her lexicon. Get a life.

alslammerz
07-25-2009, 11:13 PM
You people have waaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on your hands. Seriously. Cahow gives one interview and you are dissecting her lexicon. Get a life.

skate, I haven't had the chance to say it, but the boards just wouldn't be the same without your particular brand of whimsy and sarcasm. (and no sarcasm from me either). And it's all the better that you're a WHRB ghost.

Back on topic, yep, that was a funny interview. I enjoyed it very much.

GHF
07-27-2009, 01:49 PM
You people have waaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on your hands. ..... Get a life.

And you, with an average of one post/day for 4 years, don't have too much time on your hands and have a life? :D

(Sorry, couldn't resist. :) )