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Written by Iza Loubser (Ice)

Posted in :Meet the bloggers, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 1 Mar 2012 at 21:33
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So, I have been called a “very kwaai Tannie” by some bloggers lately. But I also feel this needs to be said, although I might get some flack on wasting space on this forum! :)

First let me start of by saying: Congratulations on the fourth birthday of Sharksworld! Thanks to Rob and a few other admins for starting, what I would describe as an addiction…SharksWorld. You have done a tremendous job with this site, it’s informative, sometimes serious and sometimes hilarious – but there is hardly ever a dull moment! I DOUBT  if there is any other blog that go to the lengths this one does, to keep rugby lovers like myself occupied during “off season”! Salute!

Okay, let’s get to the real reason for this little rant.

A few years back, I was in discussion with a certain (diva-ish) ;) individual, and I wrote “John Smith” in the convo. I got this reply: ” it’s T….SmiT”. My playful reply was “what is an “h”  between friends? And the reply I got was something to the effect of “there is a HUGE difference, it is the guys NAME, it’s his PERSON it’s WHO he is,  it’s ONLY your Springbok Captain, it’s ONLY your Sharks Captain. Have the RESPECT to get his name right.

Wind out of my sails… ;)

But, as I am one of the few clever blondes, I have learned. Very quickly I have realised…he is 100% correct!

Perhaps this is the reason I am quite pedantic on the fact that it is Keegan Daniel and NOT DanielS…. It has been quite a joke, but in fact, it is also serious., It is the guys NAME, it’s his PERSON, it’s WHO he is, it’s his family history  it’s ONLY  your Sharks Captain.

We all claim to be “the biggest supporter”…. It would only be fair to show the necessary respect. We all KNOW the players, yet we cannot get the name right…I am not talking about an honest spelling mistake (let’s face it, some parents can be VERY adventurous where the spelling of names are concerned, but there’s a huge difference where someone’s surname, he’s FAMILY name is concerned.

Some of you might have realised that I am also getting sticky where first names are concerned. Perhaps it’s an age thing, but I think I have overtaken Rob with this…such as Marcell Coetzee…being spelled Marcel…Steven Sykes, being spelled Stephen – even by “big ” journo’s.

So I guess you know what my point is… RIGHT?? ;)

One last note on this – if you STILL don’t get it, hopefully this will stick…DanielS…that is a lovely drink I enjoy…as in Jack Daniels, while I sit with Daniel, my yorkshire terrier, named after only one of the most phenomenal players of all time, Daniel Carter,…whom you all know I simply LOVE, watching Sharks rugby…and it is the Family name of our Sharks Captain. :)


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