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#209518 - 02/11/13 05:23 PM Re: Football? [Re: Faldage]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
And by "get a shot" I did mean "obtain a photograph".

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#209521 - 02/11/13 06:32 PM Re: Football? [Re: BranShea]
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
adequately explained by Tromboniatior xept that the last phrase was bit confusing

So you could get a shot of the player getting a shot after getting a shot. Or the other way round.

You could take a photo of the player receiving an injection after kicking the ball at the goal, or kicking the ball at the goal after receiving an injection. It was intended to demonstrate the irony of my statement that it was simple. I have a tendency to get too clever for my own good, as my entire family will attest.

#209528 - 02/12/13 03:42 AM Re: Football? [Re: Tromboniator]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
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Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
No no,it was funny enough, I understood the little game you played but I was following my tunnelviewed train of thought focussed on 'to get a shot ', 'to take a shot' or 'to give a shot'. It was about the differences of meaning between these verbs. We give a shot, the Brits take a shot and the Americans get a shot. Nitpicking on kicking (or the other way around) smile .

#209530 - 02/12/13 07:12 AM Re: Football? [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
Faldage Offline
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Incidentally, to further clarify (or muddy) things, what I specifically meant when I said "get a shot" was "find a photograph already taken by some photographer of a football player kicking the ball with his left foot." There is, of course, nothing in this proposed action to eliminate the possibility that the photographer in question would be you, in which case the act of taking the picture would be referred to a "getting a shot." "Getting a shot" in American parlance could also refer to the player finding an opportunity to kick the ball at the goal.

#209535 - 02/12/13 10:11 AM Re: Football? [Re: BranShea]
tsuwm Offline
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" We give a shot, the Brits take a shot and the Americans get a shot."

no, no, no! we don't differ from the Brits here, we just don't do it in football! (altho you might colloquially say, "we're running out of time here - let's take a shot at the end zone."


#209537 - 02/12/13 12:13 PM Re: Football? [Re: tsuwm]
BranShea Offline
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Right, I understand by now that American football is played by ....hand. And shoot! it's allright, give it take it or leave it. grin

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