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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Mixed metaphor

This morning I noticed a guy wearing a Chicago Bulls baseball cap.  I'm not into sports -- but isn't the Bears the Chicago baseball team?

So, putting a football team on a baseball cap -- that seems... incorrect.


(May 8, 2015 -- UPDATE -- Perhaps my intended point was that somehow baseball caps have become universal enough to be divorced from the sport that spawned them.  To use the teams that I actually am familiar with:  having a "fan" baseball jersey that says "Mariners", or a "fake" football jersey that says "Seahawks", or a basketball jersey that says "Supersonics" makes sense.  But a basketball jersey that says "Mariners" would be weird.

But a baseball hat that says "Supersonics" would be accepted.  And no one notices the disjuncture.)



At May 03, 2015 11:15 PM, Blogger (not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

Actually the White Sox and Cubs are the baseball teams.
The Bears are the football team.
Nowadays every team has a baseball cap... even car racing teams.

At May 04, 2015 1:31 AM, Anonymous Chris said...

Ummm... no. The Bears play football. The Bulls play basketball. The Cubs and the White Sox play baseball. So it's still a mixed metaphor. But the caps are simply popular casual wear, so every team from every popular sport produces them.

At May 04, 2015 10:22 PM, Blogger Gye Greene said...

Well! OK -- shows just how un-awares I am of sports teams.

Thanks for the info. :)



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