What kind of name is TerBush? When did 'Ter' become an acceptable prefix to a last name like it's 'Mc' or something
TerBush Bulletin Board Material
Obviously you're not from West Michigan. It's Dutch.
I am and I've never seen a name start with Ter. It's all "Van" and "De" and ending in "stra" and "sma". The ultimate combo? VanDerVriesma.
Wow. That name is breathtakingly Dutch.
Actually, "ter" (which I believe means "at" in Dutch) is sort of like "van", "de", "der", etc... and the German "von" in the sense that it indicates that the surname is geographic in origin, at least typically.
OK we'll the high school I went no in GR had a TerVeen, a TerMeer and one others can't recall. It's certainly not as common as a Vandenberg, Dykema or Zuiderveen, but its not rare enough to make a post complaining about it.
Find your old West Michigan white pages and go to the Ter section and you'll see.
John Madden cooks a Terduckin every thanksgiving, so it's not that obscure...
If you ain't Dutch, you ain't much!
People who are intolerant of other people's cultures, and the Dutch.
When I first came to GR in 5th grade, I saw a class list and thought DeJong was Asian. I had never lived in a Dutch enclave before and didn't know the names. Now I live in Hudsonville..........
More like slutsonville! Jenison FTW.
Hey now, my wife grew up in Jenison and still teaches there. I have no beef with ya'll, come have some onions out of our muck fields......
No, his post is saying Jenison good, Hudsonville bad. Considering my dad went to Jenison, and I lost to Hudsonville in football more than once (including the playoffs, assholes) I can get on board with that.
Also, my Grandmother was the secretary at Sandy Hill Elementary for like 50 years.
I know, which is why I said I have no beef with Jenison. My wife grew up there and teaches at the same school your grandmother was the secretary at. I didn't even know there was a big rivalry between Jenison and Husdonville. If it makes you feel better she will be cheering on Jenison against GRCHS (my alma mater) tomorrow at the Kid Cats game. I would go and cheer them on as well but I work.
+1 for epic thread drift.
Never thought I'd see the day. I'm a UCHS grad, worked in the muck as a kid, and yes, I'm Dutch.
Most Dutch name might be VanKlompenBerg (knew a few of those growing up).
My son is named Ezra...for the Bible book not the band
Married a Dutch girl from Chicago with an Italian last name
Hudsonville ice cream not made in Hudsonville (formerly Burnips, now in Holland)
The 'inga' as in Wayne Huizinga.
Feeling Left Out in Friesland
All the more reason to give your kid a Jewish first name like Caleb.
Caleb is a jewish name? I've always thought the opposite, or at the very least thought it went commonly went both ways.
You get myriad uninformed people that think it sounds neat and choose to name their kids Caleb anyway. I am going to make up a completely false statistic now. 82% of children named Caleb after 1990 were named that because it sounds neat while only 17% were named that due to the biblical/Hebrew ties. The other 1% were named such due to their parents inability to spell Charles correctly.
Looks like someone had their girl stolen by a guy named Caleb.
Let it go bro. HALOL
Wait, you mean all those kids named Jacob probably aren't Hebrew either? Damn.
Unfortunately, most people do not know why the Biblical Caleb was given his name. He was from a mixed family, rather than being exclusively Israelites. Thus, they called him by a derogatory slur--- Caleb="Dog" in Biblical Hebrew.
The name became popluar in our society because Caleb was a great hero of the faith... but they fail to understand the true meaning of his name.
We just got reverended.(I meant that in a nice way)
I thought you were Van der LA.
and I've seen plenty of Van's, Ny's, and Vander's but never a Ter
From what I read it is Armenian and it signifies that this person has a patrilineal ancestor who was a priest.
Are you thinking of Cohen, which has that meaning in Hebrew?
I don't think we need any extra incentive. Also, I don't think he is sounding too overly confident, I mean I guess a bit. I would hope that in his eyes Purdue is better than Michigan, because I sure thought that Michigan was better than Alabama going into that game.
I didn't read it that way, at all. Was expecting what he said to read like a Thorin post.
I must be missing something...i'm sure everyone says that
It's not like the guy said anything worth posting on.
He wants to stay focused.....like Daniel-son.
The thing i find so funny in all of this, is just because we lost to Bama and imploded at ND. Everyone thinks we can't even compete with average B1G teams anymore..
I guess we should of played more scrub teams so we could of averaged 40+ pts a game like purdue did.. Then we would of at least been 3-1 and been heavily favored in the game
alright, I'll be that guy: would HAVE, man, not "would of". You're bastardizing the contraction would've. By no means am I a perfect grammarian, but that one bugs the crap out of me.
Not "alright." Check your Strunk and White. Grammar Lesson No. 2.
Not in that context. You say "all right" when describing something as being in order. "How are you feeling?" "I'm feeling all right."
When using it merely as filler, usually at the beginning or end of a sentence, you say "alright."
"Are you sure you aren't sick?" "I said I'm fine, alright?"
Actually, no, it is never standard grammar to use "alright" instead of "all right." http://www.thefreedictionary.com/all+right
Of course, everyone knows what "alright" means, so it's a word in that sense. Also, the merits of standard or prescriptive grammar (not descriptive grammar) are debatable.
If I had to choose one, then I'd pick "alright" over "would of." I'd pick both over "then" used incorrectly in place of "than."
I think Epic Thread Drift is winning the internetz today.
Everyone knows it's woulda.
Good 'ol Muphry's Law.
Well it really depends on whether you think Denard's preformances against Alabama and ND are an aberation due to good defense or bad luck, or if you think it's a constant that will continue throughout the season. I would like to think that counting on multiple turnovers every game from Denard is wishful thinking and a sign that you're outmatched if that's what it takes to win. But I also can't fault them for thinking that way at this point.
Sounds like a variation on the one game at a time theme. Hardly bulletin board material.
Only if the bulletin board is for everyday ordinary things.
Yeah, this is a non story. He thinks his team should win this weekend? Weird. He didn't say anything bad about Michigan, and even said he needs to take us seriously.
Would you have expected him to say he thinks they'll finish fifth in the division and don't have a shot against us?
baited into a trap quote, actually. The way this should read is "we are not thinking about that right now, we are thinking about beating Michigan." He is newbie, that is just a rhetorical mistake, not any slight at Michigan.
Michigan is going to blow the doors off of Purdue, and I am pretty sure Terbush knows it. He should have just gone with "we are only thinking about the next game."
If we have to worry about using a comment like THAT as motivation, then we have a big problem!
I think the only response Michigan can possibly mount at this point is to start Bellomy and have him toss TDs to Roundtree all day.
Boom! Saturday's game plan, right there.
a way, any way to take this and call it bulletin board material.
Um, he's insinuating that Purdue might be able to beat Michigan. Personally, I've never been more offended by a player's blatant arrogance. If Hope had any class at all, he'd bench TerBush.
Yes bench him for sure. How dare he assume that purdue could even stay on the field with us, we are Michigan FERGODSAKES. This kind of insult cannot be taken lightly, we should report him to the Big Ten for such slander
Purdue might want to note that the reason people think they can compete for the Big Ten title this year is that every team in the conference either (A) sucks, (B) is ineligible to win said title, or (C) both. I'm not sure that home wins over Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, and Marshall have turned them into a juggernaut quite yet.
I am selling Purdue, and at a discount price at that. This Purdue train is confusing to me.
How is this bulletin board material?
this is neither interesting, nor bulletin-board worthy.
can you really imagine writing on your board that the other team is focusing on you this week? novel concept. Purdue is preparing for michigan! hide your wife and children...
The bulletin board material is the "should win" part.
Yeah, I think interpretation depends on whether "should win" refers to Michigan. The first time I read it I thought that it did. I just read it again and thought the opposite.
The OP must have been referring to the bulletin board by the urinal. It is sports related.
The rest of the quote should read, "Oh wait, I forgot that I play for Purdue. There are no 'should win' games."
That's not true. They "should win" against Eastern Kentucky and Eastern Michigan.
Where does the tipping end? No one has ever tipped me for doing what is expected of my job! Tip the lawn service? Tip the mail man? Where does it end, and yes i expect a backlash from former or current servers....
Why tip someone for a job I'm capable of doing myself? I can deliver food. I can drive a taxi. I can, and do, cut my own hair. I did however, tip my urologist, because I am unable to pulverize my own kidney stones.
He meant he doesn't want to look ahead to playing Michigan in the Big Ten Championship Game again, and concentrate on the first game against us.
over Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown sure was short-lived!
It's hard enough to win the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont; let alone all three.
Everyone plays up to Michigan, but even focused, purdue wont win.
...interesting,but pointless. BWC should introduce himself this weekend,too!
I love it when other teams underestimate Michigan. It's a lot easier to coach when you can play the "no respect" card.
He is actually mocking the Michigan players because they thought that was their line.
Proud as hell. Woof.