Vocabulary Lesson

im per fect |imˈpərfikt|adjective game |gām|noun figure 1

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When a veteran MLB umpire blows a perfectly obvious call, i.e. the 27th out of a pitcher’s perfect game.  Oftentimes followed by an usual amount of grace on each side, not regularly found in competitive sports.  Affects merely feelings of pride and statistical history.

disallow |ˌdisəˈlou|verb [ trans. ] (usu. be dis al low ed) goal |gōl|noun figure 2

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When a novice referee in World Cup football blows a perfectly obvious call, i.e. a ludicrous claim of ‘off sides’.  Oftentimes followed by neophyte Yank soccer fans crying ‘B.S.,’ ESPN commentators waxing foul, totaly blow-up of sports-related Internets, and forthcoming Lego reenactments.  Affects entire nation’s standing in group.

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