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    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.



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    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    Ribbies! For sure



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    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".



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    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    RBI is so trite and outdated. It is ribbies.


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    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!



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    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    I hate when them SOBs say that!


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    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

    I could care less.....



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    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.



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    Re: Proper pronunciation of plural RBI

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


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    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.



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    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.



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    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."



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