Not A Pretty Language

Some years back, the newspaper The New York Times stopped reporting about rowing regattas, not even the Yale-Harvard Regatta gets a couple of lines these days. It’s really a pity. However, the other Sunday, the newspaper’s magazine had a grand photograph of some eights and a text about the pain that the rowers suffer when they are racing. And then there was a little piece about Title IX, and crewing and erging – and comments on it all. I’m not going to repeat my thoughts about all to common use of ‘doing crew’ and ‘doing erg’, or ‘erging’ – it’s not a pretty language… but here is the article.

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