Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Better Tennis Scoring

Seles over Hingis, Toast-Magma
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Since they refuse to adapt a real point scoring system, I say they eliminate the confusion (when my son asks me how many points Venus has, I have to go into this long, only-serious-fans-allowed lecture about how they score the friggin thing) by adapting totally meaningless names for the score levels. Instead of Love-15-30-40-game, we'll call them Dingy-Magma-Toast-Buzzsaw-Cream Puff. Or something. That way when my son asks, "What's the score?" I can say fun things like "Cream Puff-Dingy".
globaltourniquet, Apr 17 2002

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       "Toast" should be zero, that way we could say something like "Seles was toast."
mrouse, Apr 18 2002
  

       Croissant>Fishbone would be my pick for win without points against
thumbwax, Apr 18 2002
  

       But keep the win-by-2 business. I've always liked that aspect of tennis. It should be used in other sports.   

       (gt! long temps, aucun voyez.)
waugsqueke, Apr 18 2002
  

       How about 'croissant' instead of 'advantage'.
stupop, Apr 18 2002
  

       (I couldn't stay away forever, waugsqueke... could I?)
globaltourniquet, Apr 19 2002
  

       (Apparently not.)
waugsqueke, Apr 19 2002
  

       you just try getting out, swami my lad <g>
po, Jun 01 2003
  

       [ravenswood] I love when they do that!   

       At work the other day, out of idle curiosity (or complete boredom perhaps) I read the introduction to a textbook about commodities trading that started out with an analogy saying that commodities trading *seems* complicated but is actually as simple and strightfowrd as greeting someone on the street before launching into the most utterly abstruse, arcane and downright impenetrable screed I can recall reading.   

       I liked extreme and unintentional irony.
snarfyguy, Jun 01 2003
  

       <lee evans> Fifteen? Sod off!One!! </lee evans>
fshhhh, Jun 02 2003
  
      
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