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"Abbiamo avuto tre clamorose palle gol."

June 18, 2013

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In forming the plural here, there is no obvious plural ending on 'gol'. Is it the word 'palle' that is altered to make the plural? ( sort of like mothers-in-law in English ) Or maybe 'gol' is just one of those words that don't change for the plural?


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Gol is a deformation (or rather italianization, it's written as an Italian hears it) of the English "goal", with a meaning limited to soccer; like most loanwords it's invariable. "Palla gol" is actually an invention of soccer reporters for an action that has a good chance of ending in a goal, but it might be "sprecata" and end up outside the net. Soccer jargon :P

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