Did I miss something over the holidays? Has the British government avoided all talk of the Euro by linking up with the United States instead?
Watching Yeovil v Liverpool in the FA Cup last night (hardly a classic I know, but I don’t get to see much live football so I’ll watch any game that’s on) the commentator kept speaking in Dollars. Whether he was talking about a player’s potential value, or how much they were bought for, he only mentioned Dollars, and not Pounds. What’s going on?
I’m not sure if the game was being screened by the BBC, ITV, or Sky, but it was certainly a British production and not an international one. So what’s with the Dollar references?
Is this a common occurrence with football commentators these days?
I hope not, as I was having to convert Dollars to Yen, and then Yen to Pounds. I worked it out that El-Hadji Diouf was bought for 6 billion Pounds. That can’t be right can it!?
a time waster says
…’twas the glorious and wonnerful auntie beeb that showed the match over here – the fa cup is the only footy that the beeb are allowed to show these days and they tend to go a bit ott…I watched the match as well and can’t recall the commentator mentioning dollars or ingerlishpoundsterling…however as the commentator was barry “sheepskin-coat” davis I wasn’t particularly listening :^)…
underwear seller says
Ah, I don’t think we got Barry Davies over here. Although I’m not a 100% sure. Been away too long! Maybe they do have an international version afterall. Thanks for the info.