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When the rediculous English Profs decided RBI's should be R's


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#1 Niagara Bill

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:52 AM

why did they not change the term "at bats" to "ats bat". I have always hated the fact that baseball people allowed such a change since in todays culture the use of a word or phrase is allowed to change and new words developed and added to the dictionary each year. Culture had created the term RBI's not bad English language. I needed to vent on this, thanks. Can anyone think of any other terms the English police have changed?

#2 KD in CA

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:40 AM

First, I think you should vent on anyone that would use an apostrophe in either case.

Why would there need to be an 's' anywhere? 'R' is short for 'Run' or 'Runs'. 'RBI' should suffice for either the singular or plural.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:42 AM

First, I think you should vent on anyone that would use an apostrophe in either case.

Why would there need to be an 's' anywhere? 'R' is short for 'Run' or 'Runs'. 'RBI' should suffice for either the singular or plural.


I agree with the OP who said and I quote that this is:

rediculous

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:28 AM

I've always used the term "RBI" both as the singular and plural.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:48 PM

I gotta go with OP on this one. I hate the way the English language has been degraded, but RBIs is just colloquial baseball talk. I cringe when I hear an announcer say "x had 2 hits and 3 RBI". Of course, I feel the same way about WMD when used as plural - yes I know that "weapons" is the word to be pluralized, but it hurts my ears. Either enunciate the words or throw an s on the end.