Key Terms and Phrases

We use plain, uncom­pli­cat­ed lan­guage when­ev­er pos­si­ble. But it’s still easy to mis­use words. Below is the cor­rect spelling of some of our most com­mon­ly used lan­guage across sports, lev­els and audiences. 

  • Level up
  • Video (when talk­ing about the prod­uct and its features)
  • Film (for more famil­iar lan­guage re: dis­tri­b­u­tion and review)
  • Analysis, ana­lyt­ics, stats, data
  • Breakdown (noun), break down (verb)
  • Sign-up (noun, adjec­tive), sign up (verb)
  • Login (noun), log in (verb)
  • Game-chang­er (noun), game-chang­ing (adjec­tive)
  • Preseason, post­sea­son, mid­sea­son, in-season
  • Livestream, livestream­ing
  • Pre-game, post-game, in-game

And a few more notes to clear the air:

  • It’s American foot­ball,” not American Football.” All sport names should be lowercase.
  • Speaking of, check out our guide­lines on when to use soc­cer” or foot­ball.” (Hint: both require a qualifier.
Last Updated: 20 May 2020 at 10:58am CDT