**Formal Use in Sports**

The Match Officials of a rugby league or rugby union match, male or female, are known as "Sir." It is expected that anyone addressing "Sir" will do so in a respectful manner. For instance, instead of calling "time-out," a rugby player could ask, "May I have a minute, Sir."

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### Famous quotes containing the words sports and/or formal:

“Short of a wholesale reform of college athletics—a complete breakdown of the whole system that is now focused on money and power—the women’s programs are just as doomed as the men’s are to move further and further away from the academic mission of their colleges.... We have to decide if that’s the kind of success for women’s *sports* that we want.”

—Christine H. B. Grant, U.S. university athletic director. As quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, p. A42 (May 12, 1993)

“It is in the nature of allegory, as opposed to symbolism, to beg the question of absolute reality. The allegorist avails himself of a *formal* correspondence between “ideas” and “things,” both of which he assumes as given; he need not inquire whether either sphere is “real” or whether, in the final analysis, reality consists in their interaction.”

—Charles, Jr. Feidelson, U.S. educator, critic. Symbolism and American Literature, ch. 1, University of Chicago Press (1953)