Ban Striking

Striking is for Boxers not Runners

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08/01/2010 at 20:06
It occurs to that the term striking in regard to a runners landing foot insinuates a deliberate attempt to apply force to the ground. As the ambition of the landing foot is to land with minimal impact on the ground surely the term striking is a misnomer with negative potentialy harmful connotations especialy in regard to people injuring themselves by hitting the ground overly hard with there foot .
M...eldy    pirate
08/01/2010 at 20:12
you are off your feckin trolley.
08/01/2010 at 20:36

What poor grammar.

Strike: Etymology: Middle English, from Old English strīcan to stroke, go; akin to Old High German strīhhan to stroke.

Stroke seems to me to be a fairly gentle activity.
I see nothing in the word 'striking' that infers "negative potentialy harmful connotations" with regard to running.

You don't hit a match yet you strike it. You don't hit a keyboard or strings for example yet these are struck.

It's 'their' not there.

Edited: 08/01/2010 at 20:38
Farnie    pirate
08/01/2010 at 20:38


he's off again....

M...eldy    pirate
08/01/2010 at 20:39
totally and utterly barking!
seren nos    pirate
08/01/2010 at 20:45

Surely we have a right to strike as long as we have a ballot first.....................

Are you trying to take my legal rights away from me

08/01/2010 at 20:46

Ricky... Is English your first language?

If not, make your life easier and don't use long words like "insinnuate" if you can't use them in the right context.

08/01/2010 at 20:55

It's in his dictionary next to 'concurrent', another word of which he is fond but uses completely inappropriately.
And with his diabolical spelling why can't he at least take the time to use the spell checker?

And why do I compulsively read his threads?

08/01/2010 at 20:56
Careful Meldy the forum police might still be chasing you
08/01/2010 at 20:57
In modern usage the term strike means to hit. Its usualy used in regard to boxing or other martial arts.
08/01/2010 at 21:04

'Misnomer' means an incorrect word.  If you say 'striking' is a misnomer, then that would mean that it's a word that doesn't correctly describe the action, so it follows that it's only the word that's wrong, not the action. Hence if it's only the word that's wrong, we're talking semantics! 

08/01/2010 at 21:05


 I can tell by you're threads that your a man of great learning.......... and I have a question which is troubling me.

Your original post insinuates that if I land on my toes the resulting concurrent impact will be less than if I land on my heel. I don't understand why, and I can't begin to imagine how you developed such an imaginative theory.......

please PLEASE please explain more.......

08/01/2010 at 21:05


If I speak very slowly and clearly, using modern English and short words......

WHAT.... YOU... SAY... IS... NOT.... NEW!!!

WE... DO... NOT... NEED... LESSONS...

WHAT...  YOU... ARE... SAYING... HAS... BEEN... SAID... (BETTER...) MANY... TIMES.... BEFORE... 

SEE... HERE....

and here...

Edited: 08/01/2010 at 21:06
08/01/2010 at 21:12

Ricky, very interesting but could you answer this question:

Do you believe that Google are owned by the mafia?

08/01/2010 at 21:20

To all the people who would like to expound their knowledge of grammar and the english language I would like to inform you all without meaning to give offence to those who's intentions to inform lesser mortals, no matter if it is on grammatical matters. spelling, punctuation or any other aspect. that it all a load of bollocks,

M...eldy    pirate
08/01/2010 at 21:21
Flat Footed wrote (see)
Careful Meldy the forum police might still be chasing you

S'ok  I am well protected 

08/01/2010 at 21:21
Ricky Bennison wrote (see)
In modern usage the term strike means to hit. Its usualy used in regard to boxing or other martial arts.

That is only one use of the word. I still strike a match and I certainly don't hit it.
Some words change their meaning according to the context in which they are used.
I see nothing wrong with using the term strike to denote the moment when the foot comes into contact with the ground. To me this just means glancing, certainly not punch which is what a boxer does. Perhaps you should address yourself to the boxing world and ask them not to use the word 'strike'.

08/01/2010 at 21:25
Strike insinuates to deliberately impact which is not the intention of the landing foot in running.
M...eldy    pirate
08/01/2010 at 21:27
Kryten    pirate
08/01/2010 at 21:29
What word should we use instead of strike then?
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