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Another earlier post. This time of year my mind turns toward Rugby – and the clever commentary and writing and description!
If you want to improve your communication skills and your writing, I encourage you to pay attention to eloquent sports coverage.
As a news journalist I once looked down on the sports department.
I thought sports journalism was a contradiction in terms.
Not any more! Well, not as far as rugby union writing and commentary is concerned anyway.
I have a fairly large vocabulary – yet I often learn useful new words when reading commentary about Rugby and especially the Rugby World Cup.
For example, today I learned a new word: marmalising.
…absolutely marmalising James Slipper in the scrum, repeatedly forcing him to lose his feet or his binding.
According to the Collins English Dictionary:
To marmalise is to beat soundly or defeat utterly; thrash
To me it sounds like pulverise.
The word can be spelled marmalise and even marmelize
As well as enjoying watching the rugby games…
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