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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    the IAAF changed its name to the International Association of Athletics Fedrations
    They did no such thing!!
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    That's just clueless typing!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad hammy View Post
    So call me clueless - I've been calling it the IAmatuerAthleticsF for decades. Or call the IAAF clueless for changing from the IAAF to IAAF . . .
    Keeping the word 'Amateur' in the name would be rather daft considering it has been within the rules to earn money as an athlete since 1981. It's bizarre that it took about 20 years to reflect that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    That's just clueless typing!!
    I am fascinated by the fact that I have the most specific case of keyboard dyslexia ever.
    I cannot type the words 'from' or 'play' without them coming out as 'form' or 'paly', yet have no trouble with any other words! And I write them just fine.
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    Whenever I type a small a, I inevitably hit Caps Lock instead ( pinkie too far left ! ) , and then type a flurry of capitals that have to then be erased.
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    unless i slow down and watch my fingers, Duplantis invariably comes out as Duplanatis for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickstat View Post
    Keeping the word 'Amateur' in the name would be rather daft considering it has been within the rules to earn money as an athlete since 1981. It's bizarre that it took about 20 years to reflect that.
    I just presumed 'amateur' to be a reference to the federations and governing bodies, not the athletes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukehjsteve View Post
    Whenever I type a small a, I inevitably hit Caps Lock instead ( pinkie too far left ! ) , and then type a flurry of capitals that have to then be erased.
    My left hand has a tendency to type the letter a in the wrong place in words. I'm prone to typing "gargae" in place of "garage", for example.
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    Here's another in the clueless headline writer category:

    https://thebridge.in/sandra-babu-clo...championships/

    Headline: Long Jumper Sandra Babu clocks PB, qualifies for Worlds at National Junior Athletics Championships

    Did you know that they clocked long jumps? Neither did I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    Here's another in the clueless headline writer category:

    https://thebridge.in/sandra-babu-clo...championships/

    Headline: Long Jumper Sandra Babu clocks PB, qualifies for Worlds at National Junior Athletics Championships

    Did you know that they clocked long jumps? Neither did I.
    No. 'Clocking' a long jump PB would mean someone else seeing it happen (in colloquial British English).
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