What in the World's?

  morddwyd 08:51 12 Nov 2011
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I notice the BBC is increasingly using the term "Worlds" when referring to World Championships (in various sports).

Quick example here, half way down under Sport

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/

If they must use this Americanism, shouldn't there be an apostrophe in there somewhere?

  Aitchbee 09:06 12 Nov 2011

I guess, the Olympic Games are known as 'The Olympics', so the World Athletic Championships have, similarly, been shortened to 'The Worlds'.

  morddwyd 10:51 12 Nov 2011

"It's a name "

No it's not, it's an abbreviation for "The World's Championship", unless it's intergalactic, of course, in which case it would be "The Worlds'....."!

  Aitchbee 10:58 12 Nov 2011

H.G. Wells pre-empted this discussion when he wrote... 'The War Of The Words'.

Deliberate Typo BTW!

  Forum Editor 16:57 12 Nov 2011

"it's an abbreviation for "The World's Championship"

Not really. It's a name given to an athletics championship, in the same way as 'The European championships' or 'The Carling cup' or 'The Hong Kong sevens'.

  Strawballs 18:16 12 Nov 2011

It should be just the world championship!!

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