Headphone analogy: Punch above its weight
Sep 14, 2009 at 2:56 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

shigzeo

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Just reading through a couple of threads and found the above analogy - an phrase which I have used many a time. However, though I understand the meaning, I did not understand why I would use it until this epiphenomenal moment: in boxing there are weight categories. I would not have thought about this, but yesterday, I happened upon a Youtube video of Bully Beatdown, a show I never knew existed.

Well, anyway, a cheap headphone which 'punches above its weight' actually means that it is fighting in a league which should outclass or outperform it entirely. Like me versus Lenox Lewis.

I am 69kg and he must be over 100, plus he has a reach that could stall traffic on the Trans-Canada highway.

Anyway, great moment of realisation for me! Do I hear a hoorah!?
 
Sep 16, 2009 at 6:48 PM Post #6 of 6

cn11

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Cheers to the underdogs.......
 

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