Thursday, November 18, 2021

Undefeated Streak?

In the November 18th edition of The Korea JoongAng Daily, the expression "undefeated streak" was used to describe the fact that Korea has gone undefeated (with one tie) in the five games since (and including) Turkmenistan in June, when Korea won 5-0.

My Query: Does the above count as an "undefeated streak"?


At 2:11 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

I'm not sure I see the problem. Is it that one of the five games resulted in a tie? A tie isn't a defeat, so while this situation isn't the same as "a five-game winning streak," I think you could probably get away with calling it "an undefeated streak." Am I missing something?

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I think that what caused me to stumble was that one of these events was a mere tie. The concept of a "streak" would preclude that, in my thinking. Only wins in a row, ties in a row or losses in a row could count.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 5:35 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

I agree with Kevin in that an "unbeaten streak" is very different than a "winning streak". Unbeaten can include ties, forfeits, or incomplete/suspended contests. Whereas winning or losing streaks are all about one, and only one, outcome of each contest. If a team has two wins and eight ties in a 10 game season, they can take pride in their "unbeaten streak", but probably are not going to be in any playoffs.

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Unknown, my younger son, En-Uk, agrees with you and Kevin and is aggrieved that I could be so stupid as to think otherwise. He's the football expert in the family, so I'm being pressured to fall in line.

Jeffery Hodges

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