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Old 12-13-2012, 09:21 PM   #353
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Intention is always inferred by behaviour, or from the consequences of the behaviour, unless someone chooses to confess.

Most 'normal footfaults' are not glaringly obvious. They even have a specific umpire to officiate them in the pro game.

Flagrant has to mean something more than obvious; at least that seems obvious to me.

The phrase 'flagrant disobedience' or 'flagrant act of disobedience' has always meant something intentional in my 'speech community'.

But like all words it has a range of meaning, but for a foot fault to be called by an umpire it must be obvious so ... why would flagrant just mean obvious?


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