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#1 Dolph

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 22:52

There sure is a lot of explaining going on by Autosport - I just looked at the right hand side column on the main page and noticed the beginnings of articles. The top five of seven use very similar wording.

"Auto GP season produced a surprise champion in teenager Kevin Ceccon and action and excitement all the way to the Mugello title decider, as Andrew van de Burgt explains..."

"Without opposition to Max Mosley's blueprint for F1 in 2009, there wouldn't have been a FOTA or an RRA. Dieter Rencken explains how his influence is still being felt..."

"Much of the 2013 driver market hinges on a man who has yet to prove he can race in F1 again - Robert Kubica. Jonathan Noble explains why the Pole's comeback could yet be in a Ferrari..."

"The 2011 F2 season provided a lesson in domination from Mirko Bortolotti - the Italian sweeping to seven wins and 14 podium finishes, as Sam Tremayne explains..."

"Kimi Raikkonen looks certain to quit the WRC and return to F1 next year. But, as David Evans explains, he will be missed by a sport that was only just getting to know him."

Did anyone ever think of using other wording for one of the articles?

Edited by Dolph, 18 November 2011 - 22:53.


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#2 Tomecek

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 15:00

:confused:

For what purpose?

#3 Tim Murray

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 21:14

Repetitive use of the same verb indicates a certain lack of imagination. Also I personally find the word slightly patronising in its implication that we the readers know absolutely nothing about the subject and have to have it all 'explained' to us.

#4 se7en_24

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 23:20

Dolph SLAMS Autosport articles.

#5 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 23:29

I fail to see the issue.

#6 Risil

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 23:49

I fail to see the issue.


Would you like me to explain it to you? ;)

#7 404KF2

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:27

It's shabby writing, but that's not unusual for these times.

#8 jcbc3

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:33

For sure...

#9 condor

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:41

Perhaps we could be a bit more constructive and suggest the use of a thesaurus.

explain clarify, clear up, define, demonstrate, describe, disclose, elucidate, explicate (formal), expound, illustrate, interpret, make clear or plain, resolve, solve, teach, unfold

Edited by condor, 21 November 2011 - 08:42.


#10 primer

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:47

I fail to see the issue.

You need to be a paying member to see it.

#11 ryan86

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:24

We're taking a look in the newest article.

#12 Vitesse2

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:39

Dolph ate my hamster.

#13 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 16:50

Admits seems to be another verb that crops up a lot in headlines/open paragraphs, and not always in what I would consider in logical places (You admit a confession, you can't admit a boast)

#14 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 17:37

You need to be a paying member to see it.


I'm on about the fact that it isn't an issue at all, apart from 1 person who decided to make it into an issue for themselves. But in reality, it's not an issue at all.

#15 primer

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 18:02

^ I was being jocular.

#16 condor

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 18:08

Primer laments Huddersfield Terrier's response :rotfl:

sorry  ;) that's another word that gets me :rolleyes: :D

#17 pacificquay

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:04

The confusion from Huddersfield Terrier comes as he uses the odious modern practice of saying "issue" rather than the perfectly adequate "problem".

#18 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:18

The confusion from Huddersfield Terrier comes as he uses the odious modern practice of saying "issue" rather than the perfectly adequate "problem".

Not quite, an "issue" can be a "feature" if marketed correctly, so it would only have been a "problem" to to those wanting it to be so.

#19 Tomecek

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 19:08

Probably happy to see that not only in my country people will always find reasons for their disatisfaction...