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    Jenny Talks about Plushenko

    Jenny keeps cranking out the articles!

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/olym...ned-with-.html

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    Wait, isn't it spelled "sceptical"? My dictionary says so, too!

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    Maybe she's cranking TOO fast. There's not a lot to chew on here.

    -Her advice to Evan is cheerleading, not analysis.

    -Why the heck would she think Plushenko would fall off from training after what he's done?

    -One OGM, season is young (has she filled up the space yet?), blah blah....

    I did appreciate her critique of Plushenko's skates and (gulp) her comparison to Chan. I hope Chan can step up and I hope the judges can stop making "goggle eyes like mad cows," to quote one of my favorite skaters, at Plushy long enough to remember how much more there is besides jumps and attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    Wait, isn't it spelled "sceptical"? My dictionary says so, too!
    That's English spelling. Skeptical in America.

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    Although Plushenko’s spins are faster than they were in 2006, they are still slow. The ending combination spin in his short program inched along, and he needs to work on adding more variety to his spins. Along with this, the choreography in both of his programs isn‘t as strong as it could be, and his programs have far too much two-footed skating. Plushenko’s hip rolling and rapid arm movements may be fun to watch, but I don‘t know how they‘ll stand up to Patrick Chan‘s edgework and artistry.
    My thoughts exactly.

    perceived as cocky by some
    I felt he was over cocky with all the #1 finger pointing. I love his jumping technique, but can do without the cockiness. A turn off for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlkksk8fan View Post
    I felt he was over cocky with all the #1 finger pointing. I love his jumping technique, but can do without the cockiness. A turn off for me.
    I agree

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    Latin Sceptici, Greek Skeptikoi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Latin Sceptici, Greek Skeptikoi.
    So Latin is not good enough for the Americans, they need Greek. Such cockiness.

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    Well, according to this site, the "sk" spelling came into currency in an early 17th century Greek revival. No doubt the Pilgrims brought it to the U.S. when they set sail in 1620.

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=skeptic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    So Latin is not good enough for the Americans, they need Greek. Such cockiness.
    Americans find pronouncing c as k before e to be deeply, deeply unsettling. They either change the pronunciation (saying seltic instead of keltic) or spelling (like skeptical instead of sceptical (which looks like it should be pronounced septical).
    Last edited by Mafke; 10-28-2009 at 07:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mafke View Post
    Americans find pronouncing c as k before e to be deeply, deeply unsettling.
    I love how you word this.

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    "If I were reigning world champion Evan Lysacek I would use this weekend to crank out a higher score than plushy's 240.00."

    of course Jenny. He will do that. While he is at it, he could always do 275. that would make a statement.

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    In American English, when a C precedes an E , an I or a Y, it's soft - as in "cereal", "city" and "cynical". When it precedes an A, an O or a U, it's hard - as in "cat", "coal" and "cumbersome".

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    Enjoying the grammar lesson. While Canadians take a lot of spellings from the British, we also (usually) use K in skeptical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antilles View Post
    Enjoying the grammar lesson. While Canadians take a lot of spellings from the British, we also (usually) use K in skeptical.
    Kanadians and Amerikans should never be konfused with our more stodgy British kousins akross the pond.

    We kan scate............. and they kan komment about scating.

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