We Said 'Tie', Listeners Told Us We Were Wrong
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm David Greene. Yesterday we reported on the U.S. men's soccer team as it heads to Brazil for the World Cup. Shortly afterwards, a scolding tweet came in over a misuse of some sports language. Soccer matches, we were told, don't tie, they draw. You also don't say two goals to nothing - it's two to nil. Like this...
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UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER: Manchester United now they are stopped by two goals to nil.
GREENE: And here is a very important bonus reminder for most of the world - it's not soccer, it's football. It's MORNING EDITION.
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