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In article<n5pavctau1j8hshfqmoa4g3h4c9ju4i2vj@4ax.com>, Tony Cooper<tonycooper214@gmail.com> wrote:

> >> >>>>>>>> It looks as though a giant wall is about to descend on the ball
> >> >>>>>>>> carrier.
> >> >>>>>>>
> >> >>>>>>> no it doesn't.
> >> >>>>>>
> >> >>>>>> What do you think those guys are doing in the left of the
> >> >>>>>> photograph?
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>> playing football.
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>> the wall is in the background, unaffected by those guys or anyone
> >> >>>>> else for that matter.
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> Duh!
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> The wall that is about to descend is composed of the players on the
> >> >>>> left of the image. The game is Rugby.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> that's not a wall.
> >> >> 
> >> >> It is a figurative wall much like a gridiron scrimmage line could be
> >> >> considered a figurative wall, not a literal brick wall.
> >> >> You are being a bit too obtuse in pressing your POV.
> >> >
> >> >Is obtuse the correct word?
> >> 
> >> Well, he is being obtuse in that he doesn't show any sign of
> >> understanding the metaphorical use of "wall".  
> >
> >now i do, but not when he initially said 'a giant wall is about to
> >descend'. 
> >
> >not everyone plays rugby and knows what the terminology is.
> 
> It's not rugby terminology. 

he said the game is rugby.

if it's not rugby terminology, then how can anyone expect to know what
was meant.

> I even gave you a 1929/1930s American
> football reference ("The Fordham Wall Still Stands") that you snipped.
> It's just a word that can be used in any context to describe a mass of
> opposition.

i have *zero* interest in football and not up on the terminology, nor
do i care, whether it's modern or from 90 years ago.

it's an incredibly stupid and boring game, one which causes brain
damage in the players, and apparently, some of the fans.