Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 99,743, Level: 98
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 1,307
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    cyrocksmypants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    7,634
    Points
    99,743
    Level
    98
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,529
    Given: 84

    Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    I've always wondered this. Doesn't RBI stand for runs batted in? If so, wouldn't it be incorrect to say rbis, since it's already pluralized? I'm not a baseball fan, so I could be all wrong, I was just thinking about that when I heard it on Mike and Mike this morning, and it's been one thing that's always driven me nuts.



  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 38,321, Level: 60
    Level completed: 40%, Points required for next Level: 729
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    ISU_phoria's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Andover, MN
    Posts
    1,887
    Points
    38,321
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 16
    Given: 2

    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    Ribbies! For sure



  3. #3
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 62,484, Level: 77
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 766
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    4,092
    Points
    62,484
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 124
    Given: 111

    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    RBI would the abbreviation for both the singular "run batted in" and plural "runs batted in".

    It would be correct to say, "he led the league with 154 RBI" not "RBIs".



  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 401,026, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 72.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    59,396
    Points
    401,026
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 627
    Given: 394

    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    RBI is so trite and outdated. It is ribbies.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

  5. #5
    Starter
    Points: 16,038, Level: 38
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 412
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Waukon, Iowa
    Posts
    681
    Points
    16,038
    Level
    38
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 0

    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    I've always wondered this. Doesn't RBI stand for runs batted in? If so, wouldn't it be incorrect to say rbis, since it's already pluralized? I'm not a baseball fan, so I could be all wrong, I was just thinking about that when I heard it on Mike and Mike this morning, and it's been one thing that's always driven me nuts.
    Lots of shortcuts and imperfections in the Americanization of the English language. You really shouldn't let such trivial hings as this drive you nuts. For example, you can keep an eye on a situation, or you can keep a close watch on the same situation, but how do you keep a "close eye" on the matter? How does a "close eye" differ from being nearsighted? Yet media heads are always telling us about so and so keeping a "close eye". It's driving me nots!



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 135,711, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Naughtius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Central IA
    Posts
    2,621
    Points
    135,711
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 30
    Given: 5

    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    I hate when them SOBs say that!


    "Me not winning isn't important. You do!"

  7. #7
    All-Star
    Points: 38,321, Level: 60
    Level completed: 40%, Points required for next Level: 729
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    ISU_phoria's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Andover, MN
    Posts
    1,887
    Points
    38,321
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 16
    Given: 2

    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    I could care less.....



  8. #8
    Legend
    Points: 290,227, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Doc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    12,656
    Points
    290,227
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 710
    Given: 1,237

    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    I've always wondered this. Doesn't RBI stand for runs batted in? If so, wouldn't it be incorrect to say rbis, since it's already pluralized? I'm not a baseball fan, so I could be all wrong, I was just thinking about that when I heard it on Mike and Mike this morning, and it's been one thing that's always driven me nuts.
    Don't use RBI, RBIs, or RsBI. It's a worthless stat. Also, you should be listening to Dan Patrick instead of Mike & Mike if at all possible.



  9. #9
    Starter
    Points: 21,589, Level: 44
    Level completed: 94%, Points required for next Level: 61
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    RoseClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Rose Capital of Iowa
    Posts
    947
    Points
    21,589
    Level
    44
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 16

    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_phoria View Post
    I could care less.....
    Good one


    From the Land of Sky Blue Waters,
    From the land of pines' lofty balsams,
    Comes the beer refreshing,
    Hamm's the beer refreshing.

  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 25,227, Level: 48
    Level completed: 68%, Points required for next Level: 323
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,274
    Points
    25,227
    Level
    48
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 46

    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaCy View Post
    RBI would the abbreviation for both the singular "run batted in" and plural "runs batted in".

    It would be correct to say, "he led the league with 154 RBI" not "RBIs".

    It would be correct, but you'd sound like a DB.



  11. #11
    All-Star
    Points: 18,122, Level: 41
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 828
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,329
    Points
    18,122
    Level
    41
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 1

    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaCy View Post
    RBI would the abbreviation for both the singular "run batted in" and plural "runs batted in".

    It would be correct to say, "he led the league with 154 RBI" not "RBIs".

    AP Style, the guru when it comes to this stuff, says more than one RBI should be referred to as RBIs. pr_092811a.html

    Scroll down a ways or just do a search for RBIs.



  12. #12
    Starter Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    creightonclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    682
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    I've always wondered this. Doesn't RBI stand for runs batted in? If so, wouldn't it be incorrect to say rbis, since it's already pluralized? I'm not a baseball fan, so I could be all wrong, I was just thinking about that when I heard it on Mike and Mike this morning, and it's been one thing that's always driven me nuts.
    According to Harold "I will sexually harrass you multiple times" Reynolds, it pronounced "steaks."



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 07:00 PM