I've often wondered if some sporting terminology might be off-putting to those not familiar with sports - or those looking to follow a sport.
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Terminology in something such as football (soccer) is pretty straightforward, I feel. A goal is a goal. A penalty kick is a penalty kick. Even if someone had never seen a football match in their life, I think the terminology is simple.
Can the likes of golf and tennis say the same?
I mean, are the likes of condor, birdie, under par and so much else accessible? As someone who has (briefly) played golf, and watches it, I have had one "civilian" ask me about those terms.
I don't really follow tennis, but the likes of deuce (isn't that a KISS song?), advantage and love might be off-putting to someone.
Okay, sport is for its fans. And, of course, people can Google the terms. In fact, I say with any sport, if coming to it for the first time, just watch it and you'll pick it up. I understand such terms are traditional. They are what they are. But, again, are they accessible to "civilians"?
This is a post about discussion, I'm not "staking a claim" to a particular viewpoint here, just throwing out questions for debate!