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binton


Mar 14, 2004, 11:20 AM
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Well, it ain't a game.


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Before spring gets here and everyone is on the rocks or somewhere else, I would like to pose a simple "language use" type of question.

To those who say climbing is not a sport, I would like to ask of them, what is a “sport” to you? Is there something that is a true "sport"?

If nothing is a sport, then how do you define ‘”sport”?

How do you use the word “sport” in a sentence that conveys a positive thought? Do you have a synonym (similar) for "sport" or is it a unique word? Does it have an antonym (opposite) in your usage?

---Escale


Definitions of Sport:
Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
An active pastime; recreation.

Sports have rules. They are competitive. Yet, they are fun.

So . . . if you're into that aspect of climbing, then yes, for you climbing is a sport.

I had a girl ask me what it was about climbing I liked:
"Is it the excercise? Is it the goal of getting to the top?"

I laughed outloud. "Nope," says I. But for some it is. I have my own reasons for doing it, but there are no 'sportish' reasons.

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