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    Another one that annoys me, and everyone seems to say it, is "Athletico Madrid". It's "Atlético Madrid". Only Bilbao has a 'th' in the name and it doesn't have the 'o' at the end, i. e. "Athletic Bilbao", but that's because they used the English word "Athletic". Madrid had the same originally but it was changed to "Atlético" during Franco's time and wasn't changed back when he died.
    ... and another thing: teams are a group of people, a collective of individuals, not an object/thing. For example, one says "England have drawn with Costa Rica" not (like most Yanks say) "England has drawn/tied with Costa Rica" ffs.

    ... and the term is 'drawn' not 'tied' when the scores finish level. A 'tie' is a pairing in cup competition.

    "England has tied with Costa Rica" is bollocks.

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    I don't have any issue with those ones myself. It's just different ways of saying things. We are not always right just because we are British.

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    Eh? What a strange thing to say.

    It's simply about correct speech. What I said was factually correct, Timey. Nuff said .

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    I don't agree. Show me where it says those are "correct". In the examples you mention, either version is as "correct" as the other.

    http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2...lective-nouns/

    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...on/english/tie see item 4

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