Norman Chad comments on some of the worst of announcer-speak. Two examples:
“He is able to walk off the field under his own power.” How else do you walk off the field? Heck, you never hear about somebody “walking away from a meeting under his own power” or “walking away from a marriage under his own power.”
“He’s deceptively quick.” How can you tell?
"Why PBS Always Wins".(Link fixed. Thanks, Elliott.)
"I know 'epic' is overused on the Internet. But we need a new, epic-er word to do this spot justice."
I tend to agree.
Would be of interest to would-be contestants.
(When I was in graduate school, I took the Jeopardy qualification test. It was hard. Far more difficult than the SATs and the AP exams.)
If you haven't seen it yet, Jerry Seinfeld's new Web series is pretty good. (The first onestars a 1952 VW Beetle which has . . . wait for it . . . 25 hp.)