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    A town in Texas has voted to bring back tackle...

    A town in Texas has voted to bring back tackle football for 7th graders after having banned that five years ago.
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    Debus was banned for life by USATF (then TAC) in...

    Debus was banned for life by USATF (then TAC) in 1990. But for some time, he was rumored to be continuing to coach some elite athletes. He could never be credentialed as a coach at a USATF...
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    James Lightbody

    James Lightbody
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    How do you say Colorado? I've always pronounced...

    How do you say Colorado? I've always pronounced it colo-RAH-doh, but I gather that the natives say colo-RA-doh, the middle syllable rhyming with AT.
  5. Thread: Palo Alto

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    The age and Europe clues point to the London and...

    The age and Europe clues point to the London and Helsinki Olympics. The fact that you didn't mention hurdles makes it easy to narrow things down. I'm guessing Bob Mathias, who went to Stanford--the...
  6. New article says Jenner talked about becoming a...

    New article says Jenner talked about becoming a woman even before he won his Olympic gold medal!

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/im-celebritys-caitlyn-jenner-wanted-20897738
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    I had to Google that to figure out what place you...

    I had to Google that to figure out what place you were talking about. It happens that I've been there many times, and I don't recall ever hearing it pronounced that way. (But that could be my...
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    I haven't looked, but all I've seen in this case...

    I haven't looked, but all I've seen in this case is a written apology.
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    And then there's BAH-ston.

    And then there's BAH-ston.
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    Having what there? The outdoor junior national...

    Having what there? The outdoor junior national track meet? I doubt it.
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    What I've heard there is neither of those two,...

    What I've heard there is neither of those two, but a combination of them: NAW-lins.
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    I think the middle syllable is a schwa. And the...

    I think the middle syllable is a schwa. And the vowel in the last syllable is more like vull (rhyming with pull or full) rather than vul (as in vulcan).
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    I confess that I had to dig a bit to learn what...

    I confess that I had to dig a bit to learn what FSFI was. My first Google hit pointed to Female Sexual Function Index. I didn't think that was it.

    (I assume it's the Fédération Sportive...
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    A good agent will write something that doesn't...

    A good agent will write something that doesn't sound like something the agent wrote.
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    Of course, some cities with identical names are...

    Of course, some cities with identical names are pronounced differently in different places. Albany, NY and Albany, OR are pronounced differently by the locals. Vienna, VA and Vienna, GA pronounce...
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    Knowing that Worcester is Wooster and Leicester...

    Knowing that Worcester is Wooster and Leicester is Lester, I would have guessed that Towcester is also two syllables.
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    That would be Niall Bruton, not Mall.

    That would be Niall Bruton, not Mall.
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    Interestingly, I've seen Peking Duck on menus in...

    Interestingly, I've seen Peking Duck on menus in Beijing. I guess some things don't change.
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    Yes, but Bronx County, New York, is still The...

    Yes, but Bronx County, New York, is still The Bronx.

    And then there's The Gambia.
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    The other interesting thing about next year's US...

    The other interesting thing about next year's US Junior Championships is the dates--they conflict with the NCAA Championships, which means that lots of top U20 collegians will not be at the US...
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    That's hilarious!

    That's hilarious!
  22. Is there ANYTHING that The Onion won't turn into...

    Is there ANYTHING that The Onion won't turn into an attempt at humor?

    https://local.theonion.com/area-man-loads-up-on-half-priced-armistice-day-candy-1839869482

    smh
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    I thought that might be the case, but then I...

    I thought that might be the case, but then I thought about the leaning office buildings in Madrid.
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    Tweet from Sally Bergesen of Oiselle:

    Tweet from Sally Bergesen of Oiselle:
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    Wiki sez:

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