Clive Tyldesley: bullied at school?
Hello and welcome to pedants’ corner. Or should that be pedant’s corner? Is it a corner for pedants or a pedant?
Anyway… You know what grinds the crap out of my gears? When football commentators/journalists etc. refer to Manchester United as simply ‘United’.
Recent example: “Leeds’ giant-killing win against United.”
In the Alex Ferguson/Sky years, it’s increasingly become media shorthand to refer lazily to Man Yoo as ‘United’. Of course, I don’t need to tell you that Man Utd is not the only United in English football.
But apparently I do need to tell Clive Tyldesley that Eric Cantona did not exactly move across the Pennines from Leeds to United. Radio 5 also made the same gaffe during Leeds UNITED’s recent FA Cup win at Old Trafford, though they did recognise the f**k-up and apologised for it. God bless the self-regulating Beeb.
Please, please sort this out.
Yours, disgusted of Tunbridge Wells