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RE: For the Cincinnati game...can we get pompoms???
(11-07-2019 02:00 PM)TigersSpin Wrote:  
(11-07-2019 01:54 PM)snowtiger Wrote:  
(11-07-2019 01:52 PM)covingtontiger Wrote:  I'll agree to be the grammar-nazi in this case!(Google is your friend):

Why is it called pom pon?
Pom-pom is clearly an anglicized, misheard version of the correct word for what is properly called the pompon. ... Pompon is of French origin, meaning “ornamental tuft.”*** We, as we are wont to do as English speakers, added the word to our vocabulary because we have a long history of picking up words from other languages.

Anyway, they sell them at Tiger Bookstore.

I have seen the Pompons put out at Tiger basketball games. At most, they cover the seats in the lower bowl. I don't see anybody agreeing to buy 50-odd thousand for a Tiger football game. My guess is that this game will be strictly BYOPP.

fypp

2 : a handheld usually brightly colored fluffy ball flourished by cheerleaders

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11-07-2019 02:16 PM
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Exclamation RE: For the Cincinnati game...can we get pompoms???
(11-07-2019 02:00 PM)TigersSpin Wrote:  
(11-07-2019 01:54 PM)snowtiger Wrote:  
(11-07-2019 01:52 PM)covingtontiger Wrote:  I'll agree to be the grammar-nazi in this case!(Google is your friend):

Why is it called pom pon?
Pom-pom is clearly an anglicized, misheard version of the correct word for what is properly called the pompon. ... Pompon is of French origin, meaning “ornamental tuft.”*** We, as we are wont to do as English speakers, added the word to our vocabulary because we have a long history of picking up words from other languages.

Anyway, they sell them at Tiger Bookstore.

I have seen the Pompons put out at Tiger basketball games. At most, they cover the seats in the lower bowl. I don't see anybody agreeing to buy 50-odd thousand for a Tiger football game. My guess is that this game will be strictly BYOPP.

fypp
A simple Google search will show you that.....

Pom-Pom is in the Merriam-Webster dictionary and is the accepted/popular term. So you aren't being the grammar police just a know it all.

Definition of pom-pom

(Entry 1 of 2)
1 : an ornamental ball or tuft used especially on clothing, caps, or costumes
2 : a handheld usually brightly colored fluffy ball flourished by cheerleaders

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good job these professors humor me correcting everyone.
11-07-2019 02:21 PM
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RE: For the Cincinnati game...can we get pompoms???
Is this a legit question?


Loving me some SNOWTIGER right now. LOL
11-07-2019 02:24 PM
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RE: For the Cincinnati game...can we get pompoms???
(11-07-2019 01:17 PM)mairving Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 11:26 PM)BIGDTiger Wrote:  Gotta take care of business against Houston and USF. But man if Cincy and our Tigers win out. What a matchup again in the liberty bowl. I expect it will be a sell out again in a prime time slot.

The visual of 60,000 bright royal blue pompoms would look amazing. And it’s proven that pompoms or towels get and keep a crowd more engaged. Auburn comes to mind. They are great with this.

I’ll be in town for TG and plan on attending myself and am going to treat about 6 other family members to the game as well.

Can you provide a link to the study that says that Pom Poms keep the crowd more engaged?



11-07-2019 02:55 PM
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RE: For the Cincinnati game...can we get pompoms???
I think our money would be much better spent on buying 50k pompom crabs and turning them loose in the visitors' locker room.

Oh, or better yet - in the refs locker room.
11-07-2019 04:32 PM
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RE: For the Cincinnati game...can we get pompoms???
Pom-poms, clackers, noise sticks (used to get those often), whatever. I'll donate to the noise maker fund. JUST BRING PEOPLE TO THE GAME.
11-07-2019 04:41 PM
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RE: For the Cincinnati game...can we get pompoms???
White Pom pons would look great with everyone wearing Tiger blue
11-07-2019 08:10 PM
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