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Postby call_copse » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:24 am

In honour of The Ashes I propose the word above. It can be used literally as a cricket term (noun) meaning a particular kind of deceptive ball delivery, or as a general term meaning to catch an opponent out (in a positive, sporting manner) in an unexpected or surprising way. It even has a verb form 'to google' not to be confused with employing the popular search engine.
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Re: Googly

Postby Slava » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:32 pm

Let's not forget Barney Google and his goo-goo-googly eyes.
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Re: Googly

Postby Philip Hudson » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:24 pm

Ian: Thanks for a little non-American sports information. Most Americans know nothing about cricket and think it a quaint little game. I am sports illiterate so I wouldn't know.
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