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"Off-side" or "Off-sides"

View Poll Results: Do you say "off-side" or "off-sides"? As in: "The play is off-side/off-sid
Off-side 89 80.18%
Off-sides 22 19.82%
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02-18-2013, 04:47 PM
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Apparently some Americans.
What's a matter with you's guy's?

Hmm. I can see it.

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This one is almost as bad as "played juniors"

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I've always said offsides out of habit, even though it's technically offside.

I do the same thing with the Stanley Cup Final. It's the Finals to me.

Takes too much effort to change it considering it's such a small detail.
That's because there is multiple games in the finals. If the finals was one game, it would be the final. Same can be said about offside/offsides..

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I say and type it wrong from time to time, I will admit that. Offside is the correct term, but I attach the s without thinking about it.
Why though? Why would you just randomly pluralize something that can't be pluralized?

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You're so wrong and I hate you!


I'm definitely wrong.

I actually thought one day "Gee, offsides doesn't make sense....oh well"

You know what gets me though? "Could care less" That one irritates me

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Maybe people do notice, but do you really think they'd hold it against me?
maybe if you were a Seinfeld character

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Apparently some Americans.
So if I find a Canadian who says that, would you apologize?

I found one. The first person who voted "off-sides" in the poll is Canadian.

Apparently some Canadians say it as well.


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Does the opposite apply?

"Oh I was definitely onsides there!"

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Does the opposite apply?

"Oh I was definitely onsides there!"
I've heard some soccer announcers say "onside" before, but I've never heard anyone say it in hockey, or "onsides" in any sport.

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Why though? Why would you just randomly pluralize something that can't be pluralized?
Bad habit, I want to say both Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond do this often on Wings broadcasts.

I didn't say it was right, just know that I do it every once in a while, not all the time but I was owning the fact I do it. Not all the time as I know it is incorrect, but it does happen.

I understand people being bothered by it.

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I've heard some soccer announcers say "onside" before, but I've never heard anyone say it in hockey, or "onsides" in any sport.
Really? It's said relatively frequently. "So and so had to do the splits there to stay onside."

"X player had to hustle back to get onside"

Surprised you've never heard that.

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The word is offside, if you say offsides you are wrong.

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I've heard people say "onside" plenty of times. I probably say it at least once a game.

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So if I find a Canadian who says that, would you apologize?

I found one. The first person who voted "off-sides" in the poll is Canadian.

Apparently some Canadians say it as well.

An American in a different thread claimed that it is a Canadian/American language difference due to the fact that Canadians talk like British people (). The quote was deleted though.

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Bizarre phenomena. I've literally never heard anyone say offsides in my life until today.

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https://www.usahockey.com/officials/offsides.aspx

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This one is almost as bad as "played juniors"
The worst in sports however is " out of Balance" instead of " out of bounds"

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I just emailed them telling them they should change it.

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Off-side. And no, "off-sides" isn't the 'Merican way of saying it.
First time I ever saw term "Off sides" was at a Ducks game when it was written all over the jumbotron after every off side call.

Is not the proper term no matter where you are.

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Off-sides.

Why? Because 'Murica, that's why.

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First time I ever saw term "Off sides" was at a Ducks game when it was written all over the jumbotron after every off side call.

Is not the proper term no matter where you are.
It's definitely American in origin we've gathered that much. I'd love to know where it started.

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It's definitely American in origin we've gathered that much. I'd love to know where it started.
So exactly how does it "definitely" originate from the US? Also, you say you'd love to know where it started, which means you don't know where it started. Please use facts before you keep writing this nonsense.

I'm ****ing tired of always hearing that everything wrong that involves hockey always happens to come from the US.

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So exactly how does it "definitely" originate from the US? Also, you say you'd love to know where it started, which means you don't know where it started. Please use facts before you keep writing this nonsense.
Refer to my post...

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Refer to my post...
I did and I don't see how that means Americans started the word "offsides."

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So exactly how does it "definitely" originate from the US? Also, you say you'd love to know where it started, which means you don't know where it started. Please use facts before you keep writing this nonsense.

I'm ****ing tired of always hearing that everything wrong that involves hockey always happens to come from the US.
If its been shown on US hockey website and a witness claiming it came up on the jumbo tron at a ducks game combined with the fact I've never heard it my life until today and only seen it said by American posters I can say with 100% certainty it originated in the states.

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