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    Quote Originally Posted by Tactim View Post
    Seriously I wish GC would drop in right now and respond to this thread, I'm sure she'd get a good laugh out of reading this thread =). To be honest though it's actually weird to hear anyone else other than her now when I watch badminton.
    Yes, I can't imagine anyone else being the Voice of Badminton. None of the others do as good a job as her in the commentator's chair.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence Tan View Post
    Sorry, newbie here, where is page 2? Anyway, better late than never, hope I will hear Cai correctly pronounced at the upcoming Super Series Final...
    Page 2 of this thread I meant. But I doubt she'll pronounce it correctly... unless someone specifically points out to her that it should be a soft not hard 'C'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    We should put that badge on a big flag, spray a few of Gill's choicest catchphrases around it, and take it to the All England next year. I bet the camera would find it on crowd shots, and if the BC URL shows up, we could get her in here.
    That and we should get the crowd, instead of yelling out Denmark or jia you, to yell out "Gillian, Gillian, Gillian!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbad View Post
    cobalt, I salute your dedication to the cause. As such, you will be awarded an MBE (Mad-Bad Ensign) effective immediately.
    Or a 'Datuk' title all the way from Malaysia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Yes, I can't imagine anyone else being the Voice of Badminton. None of the others do as good a job as her in the commentator's chair.

    Page 2 of this thread I meant. But I doubt she'll pronounce it correctly... unless someone specifically points out to her that it should be a soft not hard 'C'.
    She often pronounce HE han bin as HER han bin..

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    Quote Originally Posted by george@chongwei View Post
    She often pronounce HE han bin as HER han bin..
    Actually I have only heard her (correctly) pronounce it "Her" Hanbin

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    Concerning LCW - "Moves so smoothly around the court - like a cat ready to punce on it's prey!" Used that one a lot in 2010, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbad View Post
    Actually I have only heard her (correctly) pronounce it "Her" Hanbin
    Yep, and she pronounces is "Ger Fey" (Ge Fe). She usually puts some extra english (no pun intended) on a lot of foreign names - listen to her mention Sudket Praprakamol or Saralee Thungthongkam.

    What about the guy who kept saying "Oo Yang" at the WC this year? *fp every time...

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    "A bit of a character, is Cai Yun/What a character he is, Cai Yun - underwent HEART surgery in 2001! And FOUUUR times World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist since then..."
    Every time!

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    "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh, wwwwwwOOnderful shot by Tschoakim Fischer."

    you gotta love that very british pronouncation!

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    Haha, it's really amusing, although a bit irritating at times (like when she makes 'China Open' sound like 'Chinarropen'). Not as annoying as her -at times blatant- favoritism towards European players (especially the completely un-spectacular pairing of Adcock/Bankier - according to her, they never did anything wrong in the WC final. They were just unlucky 40 times.)
    Which reminds me - did we have "He/she was trying to do the right thing"? Or "It was the right thing to do"? Both were used quite a bit in the WC XD final

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    This isn't really GCism but it's something I thought was pretty funny. I'm watching the WD in the super series masters finals today and then GC was noting how cold the stadium is, then also added in that she was wearing two pairs of socks because of it =). I had a little chuckle haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j4ckie View Post
    Haha, it's really amusing, although a bit irritating at times (like when she makes 'China Open' sound like 'Chinarropen'). Not as annoying as her -at times blatant- favoritism towards European players (especially the completely un-spectacular pairing of Adcock/Bankier - according to her, they never did anything wrong in the WC final. They were just unlucky 40 times.)
    Which reminds me - did we have "He/she was trying to do the right thing"? Or "It was the right thing to do"? Both were used quite a bit in the WC XD final
    well, i would call imogen bankier quite spectacular, but that's another story...

    but you're right: she's very often on the european side, definetely not neutral in her opinions. on the other hand: who says commentators have to be neutral...

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    I don't think she needs to be, but she really could call some things errors or bad shots/decisions instead of "trying to do the right thing, refusing to be backed off the net" in cases where trying the over-ambitious net shot was clearly wrong. She has no problems doing that when Koo tries it...
    It's actually not bad if she's favoring one team, she'll so much more enthusiastic when they win a point, but it shouldn't affect her judgement so much imop.

    "This is really their favored formation - Fu Haifeng/the tall left hander THUNdering down the smashes, and Cai Yun/his partner going forward, READing the game so well at the net..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by j4ckie View Post
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    "This is really their favored formation - Fu Haifeng/the tall left hander THUNdering down the smashes, and Cai Yun/his partner going forward, READing the game so well at the net..."
    pure gold! gotta love this one. i can hear her voice inside my head...

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    The worlddd number one, from MA-Leiii-sia, Lee Chong Wei up against...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alone View Post
    The worlddd number one, from MA-Leiii-sia, Lee Chong Wei up against...
    Sounds more like Michael Buffer, LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by j4ckie View Post
    Which reminds me - did we have "He/she was trying to do the right thing"? Or "It was the right thing to do"? Both were used quite a bit in the WC XD final
    Just thought of another one off the back of that:

    "Right idea; wrong execution."

    Quote Originally Posted by j4ckie View Post
    This is really their favored formation - Fu Haifeng/the tall left hander
    Why call Fu "tall"? - he and Cai are the same height!

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