Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Announcer EventServices's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    In the drops.
    My Bikes
    Too many and not enough
    Posts
    4,994
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    We know what he MEANT, but his words are a double negative.

    In the VeloNews article, Contador said this: “My tolerance against doping has always been zero."

    The correct wording should be 'for doping' not "against doping".

    Is this his way of saying the truth but not being truthful?

    I'd like to believe he's clean, but history has taught me to be a skeptic and to look for clues.

  2. #2
    Pentapointed Member ahsposo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    On Some Far Away Beach After the Season is Over...
    My Bikes
    A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
    Posts
    6,369
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Damn foreigners...

    He should just come out and say it: "I have been tested hundreds of times and never failed a test."

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    312
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Funny that most of the other media outlets have the quote correct:

    "My position has always been zero tolerance for doping."
    "I'm 100% against doping, but everybody can believe what they want to."

    Maybe the OP's theory applies to the writers at velonews?

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    7,819
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    “My tolerance against doping has always been zero." <--- would not surprise me that he said that in english tho. Even in spanish I would believe he said something like that. BTW he will sweep with everybody.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Golden, CO
    Posts
    912
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Of course it's a conspiracy theory, having nothing to do with a Spaniard speaking English, or an American journalist Babelfish-ing stuff because he's lazy.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    45
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
    “My tolerance against doping has always been zero." <--- would not surprise me that he said that in english tho. Even in spanish I would believe he said something like that. BTW he will sweep with everybody.
    Actually in Spanish the double negative isn't the same animal it is in English. In Spanish it is much more common and means the same as a single negative.

  7. #7
    Upgrading my engine DXchulo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Reno
    Posts
    5,631
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There's a difference between being skeptical and being a dumbass. Something has clearly been lost in translation.

    From Cyclingnews: "My tolerance against doping is 100 percent but everyone can believe what they want."

    From The Boston Globe: "I always said very clearly that I am always against doping, zero tolerance, but you can think what you like.’’

    Says more about the journalists than it does about Alberto.
    centuryperweek.blogspot.com

  8. #8
    Announcer EventServices's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    In the drops.
    My Bikes
    Too many and not enough
    Posts
    4,994
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just thought it was funny. But ahsposo went where I did when I saw it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    He should just come out and say it: "I have been tested hundreds of times and never failed a test."

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    7,819
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, yes and no it depends of many factors, starting for the level of education and how smart the guy is, secondly is the country and AC comes from a darn village were mostly everybody is just too simple. But i agree in this one with you



    Quote Originally Posted by Kasseien View Post
    Actually in Spanish the double negative isn't the same animal it is in English. In Spanish it is much more common and means the same as a single negative.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Keith99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    5,732
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Kasseien View Post
    Actually in Spanish the double negative isn't the same animal it is in English. In Spanish it is much more common and means the same as a single negative.
    Actually not quite. In Spanish it is an added emphasis (and as you point out correct usage).

  11. #11
    It's MY mountain DiabloScott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Mt.Diablo
    Posts
    5,425
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Keith99 View Post
    Actually not quite. In Spanish it is an added emphasis (and as you point out correct usage).
    Actually in Spanish it's quite awkward NOT to use multiple negatives.

    "No he inyectado nada"
    http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •