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Old 11-28-2012, 06:22 PM   #31
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its a bit different when you are referring to yourself in the 3rd person as your nickname like the rock or the cobra, its like superhero cartoonish style

but when you refer to your own name as yourself in the third person it properly pisses me off

in fact the worst is when someone refers to themself as 'he', there used to be some prick at school who used to do that, rather than saying 'I've done it' when scoring a goal or something he would scream 'HES DONE IT LADS EEEES DONE IT'

what a twat
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:48 PM   #32
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It's funny if you know your doing it as a joke to piss people off.
But when you do it because your a dickhead like Hatton or Khan then it's annoying.

Oli might do it at work tommorow just to see who gets pissed off
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:43 AM   #33
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Lennox Lewis was the king of this. Wouldn't it be funny if politicians started to do it.
Undisputed king of talking in the 3rd person
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:50 AM   #34
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It's to make a distinction between themselves and the person in the ring hurting people for a living. A different persona, if you like. A lot of serial killers would do this too.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:47 AM   #35
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I'd like to witness the point where somebody first refers to themselves in the third person without a shred of irony
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:13 AM   #36
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its a bit different when you are referring to yourself in the 3rd person as your nickname like the rock or the cobra, its like superhero cartoonish style

but when you refer to your own name as yourself in the third person it properly pisses me off

in fact the worst is when someone refers to themself as 'he', there used to be some prick at school who used to do that, rather than saying 'I've done it' when scoring a goal or something he would scream 'HES DONE IT LADS EEEES DONE IT'

what a twat


Hatton is the most annoying at it, only a proper clown does it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:58 AM   #37
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Is it possible that promoters encourage it, so that people who are watching but don't know the fighters learn their names?

It sounds ridiculous whatever the reason, I'm assuming its mainly just down to ego.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:25 AM   #38
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Is it possible that promoters encourage it, so that people who are watching but don't know the fighters learn their names?

It sounds ridiculous whatever the reason, I'm assuming its mainly just down to ego.
Id say ego mate, If your a good boxer your going to be famous, its bound to go to your head at some point, its human nature.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:36 PM   #39
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Casey Stoner (moto gp) does it, always uses 'we', china rich finds that very annoying he does...
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #40
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Chris Eubank was guilty of this also. (snr)
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