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10-18-2005, 08:10 AM
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That was my initial thoughts exactly. Come on now, do you guys really expect a Finn to give a Swede props??


Now now. When it comes to the Rangers, nationality doesn't mean a thing. But whenever Finland plays against Sweden in the future, I'll always be rooting against Henke

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10-18-2005, 08:12 AM
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whenever you get a shutout you're good. Period.

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I think it's a case of Swedes vs. Finns here. Olli is just a hater...

Totally agree... heheh.

Also agree with 007... Henrik did not face a ton of quality opportunities lastnight. He did make some nice saves though...and it was great seeing him get the shutout..

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Olli is frustrated because he is yet to score against Henke.... and this aint the first time they have met...

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This is a pet peeve. Sour grapes doesn't mean sore loser. Jesus, why does everyone use it like that? I know people hate the grammar/spelling police but this is definately a pet peeve of mine that I can't let go. It means devaluing something that you want to get. It comes from Aesop's fable where a fox tried to get grapes on a tree but couldn't, when he gave up he said something like "those grapes were sour anyway". Here's a link to someone that agrees with me.

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/sour.html
HARRUMPH!! How true, professor. However, the usage is entirely applicable in the context of Mr. Jokinen's comments of last evening, in which he proceeded to use the language presented above in to DEVALUE THE QUALITY OF THE WIN (as reflected in Mr. Lundqvist's performance) which in reality he would have preferred to have for his own team.

So there.

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Yeah I think sour grapes can just mean playing down something you don't have or someone else has. The reverse would be playing up something you have, aka sweet lemon.

Both sweet lemon and sour grapes can be classified as types of sore-loser behavior.

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When i wrote "talk about sour grapes" i didnt think id get the literal explanation, but ok, ill take it... lol

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