Team USA is playing today in the soccer world cup in Brazil. Do you have any funny/harrowing/interesting memories from a sporting event you attended, participated in, or watched?
Last year my daughter and I watched an ATP 1000, tennis match in Montreal,Canada. If my memory is correct, it was a men’s match, two Canadian players were in the semi final and final matches. Nadal played the final against Milos Raonic.
Milos lost the match, I know Milos is a good player, against Nadal he was unable to play well. I guess poor Milos lacked experience and Nadal took full advantage of it.
If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?
The word I’d definitely ban from general usage is the word , “Retarded”. These are some of the definitions of this word: less developed esp. mentally; slow to develop or occur; stupid, pathetic.
To me the word sounds derogatory, psychologically it affects the person who is called retarded, there can be a lot of reasons for someone to take longer to comprehend a sentence,word, a paragraph, that cannot or should not be the reason to call the person retarded.