Googly

Use this forum to suggest Good Words for Professor Beard.
User avatar
call_copse
Lexiterian
Posts: 430
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:42 am
Location: Southampton

Googly

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

In honour of The Ashes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.
Iain

User avatar
Slava
Grand Panjandrum
Posts: 5115
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:31 am
Location: Finger Lakes, NY

Re: Googly

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

Let's not forget Barney Google and his goo-goo-googly eyes.
Life is like playing chess with chessmen who each have thoughts and feelings and motives of their own.

Philip Hudson
Grand Panjandrum
Posts: 1978
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:41 am
Location: Texas

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.
Nothing is worse that badminton, which I was forced to try in school. I could never get that little feathery thing over the net. I was forced to take golf the next semester and I never could hit that little ball sitting on a matchstick. I could not tee off but my instructor was teed off at me. He complimented me by saying I was the worst coordinated person he had ever seen.
It is dark at night, but the Sun will come up and then we can see.


Return to “Good Word Suggestions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests