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    Batsman or Batter

    Which term do you prefer? I prefer batsman. Can't stand the use of the word "batter".

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    Batman

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosstaylorsbox View Post
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    lol!

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    Batswoman?


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    Are we baking cakes or talking about cricket?

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    'Batter' is way too gynecological to be taken seriously.
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    And yet we don't say bowlsman.

    Both are fine in my eyes.
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    I'm fine with anything except "bat".
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    I mean we don't say Messi is a better football than Ronaldo. Or that Healy is a better glove than Kamran Akmal. Or that zorax is a better keyboard than Blocky.
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    You don't say glover or keyboarder either.

    Batsman/Batswoman is just fine thank you. And bowler.

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    Batsman. Batter is yucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    You don't say glover or keyboarder either.

    Batsman/Batswoman is just fine thank you. And bowler.
    Which is my point. Glovesman is fine. "glove" is not. So why do people say X is a better "bat" than Y. Either say batsman or even batter if you want to. What is this "bat" nonsense?

    Batter is allowed coz bowlers are called bowlers and not ballsmen. Although that'd be fun.
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    Nah, bat is fine. It's a phrase. It is in the cricket dictionaries as well, so it is not like it has just started being used. I posted a pic of the same a few months back. There are few people who don't like the term bat though. I like it. He is a fine bat. It really means he is a fine batsman.

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    Steyn's a damn good ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    Steyn's a damn good ball.
    Shouldn't it be bowl?

    Bowl - bowler

    Ball - baller

    Steyn's pretty baller tho so it does work that way too I suppose.
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