Subject: Misspokements


Amusing, unintended verbal gaffes, grammatical errors or misuse of words, phrases, pronunciation or vocabulary – often uttered by sports personalities – most notably ‘Yogi’ Berra.

Magri has to do well against the unknown Mexican who comes from a famous family of five boxing brothers.

British sports commentator

The scene is dull; tell him to put more life into his dying.

(1879 – 1974) film producer

When my dad was explaining the facts of life to me, he drew me a big diaphragm.

(1927 – ) American comedian

Imported from a little town in Italy… Fresno.

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

I was in Saint-Etienne two years ago. It’s much the same as it is now, although now it’s completely different.

English football player & manager

We’re going to have the best-educated American people in the world.

(1947 – ) U.S. vice president & politician

I told him no. N, O, W — no!

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

Armstrong is about to join a list which includes only himself.

sports commentator

It’s a great advantage to be able to hurdle with both legs.

(1926 – ) English sports commentator

Ozzie makes a leaping, diving stop, shovels to Fernando and everybody drops everything.

(1924 – 2014) American baseball player & announcer

Well, um, you know, something’s neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so, I suppose, as Shakespeare said.


basketball coach

Nothing means nothing, but it isn’t really nothing because nothing is something that isn’t.

professional basketball player

They can say what they want, but playoff hockey is a whole other ballgame.

Frentzen is taking… er… reducing that gap between himself and Frentzen.

(1923 – ) English motorsport commentator

Hats off to drug abusers everywhere.

(1924 – 2014) American baseball player & announcer

This series has been swings and pendulums all the way through.

British sports commentator

There is someone warming up in the Giants’ bullpen, but he’s obscured by his number.

(1924 – 2014) American baseball player & announcer

Fewer and fewer in between

It just as easily could have gone the other way.

professional baseball player & manager

I’m traveling to all 51 states to see who can stop #85.

professional football player (#85)

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