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Wordsmith.org Forums (Old) Weekly themes. (have been consolidated into a single forum above) Loanwords from German Gesundheit: Or the Joy of Football
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That's not the sport I was thinking of...
If ones' ability to offend must be defended, then it *follows that ones' need to defend must be offensive. So many analogies, so little time...
Would it be 'safe to say' that baseball is *alone in having the *defender originate the objects' play/motion... or is the object the bat? This, of course, excludes sports (such as pool) where the "objectives" are *often different. I can't give tsuwm all my strategy up front, now can I?
In what way does this description not fit the far older game mentioned in my subject header?
Is this a test? And who's to say which is older? There's references to an ancient Egyptian game at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Besides, cricket doesn't count. US'ns don't play it (well) enough.
"Besides, cricket doesn't count. US'ns don't play it (well) enough."
Max - My impression (and that is all I have) is that baseball is a form of c*****t (why are we whispering?) having four bases instead of two...
...it is clear that we don't *know it well enough either.
My post was not a test
A test is an international competition, is it not?
PS I'm jus try and to have some fun, I know cricket is older and staider than base ball and that the defense originates the play. It's just that these games that seem to delight in overly large scores, like cricket, basketball and American football, seem sort of... Wait, what did I do with that shovel now? Is this hole deep enough yet, baas?
"...that seem to delight in overly large scores...
Let's not forget tennis... where the first and second scores are fifteen (where did that number come from?), the third is ten and the fourth doesn't even have a numeric value... and why is the person who hasn't *scored in "love"?
That should open up a can of *worms.
the proffered explanations aren't all that engrossing.
Thanks. Now I know the score.I think
Michigan Temperature conversion chart
70 and above
Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear
People in Michigan go swimming in the Lakes.
North Carolinians try to turn on the heat
People in Michigan plant gardens.
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Michigan sunbathe.
Italian & English cars won't start
People in Michigan drive with the windows down
Distilled water freezes.
Lake Superior's water gets thicker.
Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves and woolly
People in Michigan throw on a flannel shirt.
Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Michigan have the last cookout before it gets
People in Miami all die...
Michiganders lick the flagpole.
Californians fly away to Mexico.
People in Michigan get out their winter coats.
The Girl Scouts in Michigan are selling cookies door to door.
Polar bears begin to evacuate the Artic.
Michigan Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.
Mt. St. Helens freezes.
People in Michigan rent some videos.
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Michiganders get frustrated because they can't thaw the keg.
Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products
Cows in Michigan complain about farmers with cold hands.
ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale).
People in Michigan start saying, "Cold 'nuff for ya?"
Hell freezes over.
The Lions win the Super Bowl!
I received this from a Michiganian transplant in Florida. Jokes on her. I'm still driving around with my window down three days before Christmas. Kinda nice how this ties in both the Gesundheit and the football(if that's what you want to call what the Lions do for their millions).
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