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
If they must use this Americanism, shouldn't there be an apostrophe in there somewhere?
I guess, the Olympic Games are known as 'The Olympics', so the World Athletic Championships have, similarly, been shortened to 'The Worlds'.
"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'....."!
H.G. Wells pre-empted this discussion when he wrote... 'The War Of The Words'.
Deliberate Typo BTW!
"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'.
It should be just the world championship!!
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