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Its ARGENTINA!!

He cant pronounce Calleri either, but at least he hasnt been doing that wrong for ten years...
 

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you wouldnt call him an argentina-cos thats the name of the country. I think the correct thing would be to call him an argentinian--but for some reason people in England call people from argentina "argentines" :)
 

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So you've noticed that too, eh? It seems to be a common trait among all British commentators, it has me equally baffled. I think they do it out of some over-optimistic hope that Argentina is still a colony rather than an independent nation, since I believe that's what it was called some 50 or 60 years ago.
 

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Bezza, I believe he's referring to the country, not the player - and I can tell you, commentators do refer to the nation of Argentina as "The Argentine". It annoys me too.
 

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Argentina was never a colony of Britian-although they are still pissed we are in control of the falkland islands/malvinas (for the argentines ;) )
 

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oh i thought he was on about the players :eek: --well i dont have a clue why they say "the argentine" when refering to the country.
 

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I know it was never a British colony, but for some reason these commentators still like to refer to it using its old-fashioned, colonial name. And they always do it completely casually, just tripping off the tongue, as if everyone at home knows what they're talking about.
 

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Agustin Calleri (pronounced like calorie) from The Argentine. :fiery:

Hendouble: glad someone else has spotted it...I've not actually noticed anyone other than this guy (is it Simon reed?) saying it, and he's been doing it since Sabatini (I have a match of hers with Arantxa on video, and he was doing it then!). I cant believe no-one's ever brought it up with him.
 

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just out of interest does anybody know if the match on at 12.45 tonight on eurosport is from spain or texas?
 

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I think they both work, but like you i think argentinian sounds better but maybe people were too lazy to say such a long word, so cut it down :) . Maybe someone should phone buenos aries (i think that is how you spell it)
 
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