(EN) – Grantland Dictionary: Sportscasting Edition | BRYAN CURTIS


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From “all-access” to “you hate to see that”.

Last year, I compiled a Devil’s Dictionary of Sportswriting. Since then, Grantland has added more glossaries covering the NHL, MLB, and professional wrestling, among others. But Ambrose Bierce, who wrote the original Devil’s Dictionary, might have been most attracted to the language of sportscasting, which meets his definition of “entertainment” — that is, “any kind of amusement whose inroads stop short of death by dejection.”

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