But none of this is correct. The exact expression in question is actually a relatively recent invention, tracing its origins to the s. He was reporting on a playoff game between his hometown Spurs and the Washington Bullets now the Wizards in in which the Spurs were down three games to one. But this, also, is not the true origin of the exact phrase. Despite his obvious allegiance to the Red Raiders, Texas Tech sports information director Ralph Carpenter was the picture of professional objectivity when the Aggies rallied for a tie late in the SWC tournament finals. Motta even had t-shirts made with the expression on it.
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It ain't over till or until the fat lady sings is a colloquialism which is often used as a proverb. It means that one should not presume to know the outcome of an event which is still in progress. More specifically, the phrase is used when a situation is or appears to be nearing its conclusion. It cautions against assuming that the current state of an event is irreversible and clearly determines how or when the event will end. The phrase is most commonly used in association with organized competitions, particularly sports. The phrase is generally understood to be a reference to opera sopranos, who were traditionally overweight.
Who is the Fat Lady, and Why is It Over When She Sings?
An interactive short made by Tim Garbos and Veronyka Jelinek. The experience takes about 2 minutes, so just cut to the chase and play it. It won't cost you an arm and a leg and maybe it's the best thing since sliced bread? If you want to see more cool animations from Veronyka look at her portfolio and if you want to checkout more interactive things from Tim check out Triband. It was made in a fairly short amount of time and some things could be better, but we felt it was good enough to share. Thanks to the Freesound.
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