jueves, agosto 02, 2007

What's That Sporty?

So many expressions in English derive from sporting references that anyone who was not English might have a little trouble in undestanding. In fact the references are not all English (twatty cuntry) but some are Merkan (rrrrrrrr).

For example:-

'Coming on the blind side' actually comes from rugby and has fuck all to do with Ray Charles at all.

'Ooo, he got googled' originated in cricket not some very nice, dead clever search engine.

'Back to square 1' started as football was invented before TV, so they gave a map to all radio listeners describing where on the pitch anyone was - apart from the ball.

'It's a rim shot' began as a harmless enough basketball term but now is synoymous with hoops of a different variety.

'It's out of here' is associated with baseball, I think, and has nothing to do with giving birth but, does have something to do with parks.

I'm sure there are many more - suggest away......

dare you ;-)

12 comentarios:

john.g. dijo...

Slam-dunk..Apparently something to do with basketball, and nothing to do with toilets.

The Aunt dijo...

It's not a sports one, but "He's 404" meaning absent, as absent as that web page you've just clicked for and got the 404 page, has always tickled me.

knicksgrl0917 dijo...

hey! i'm going to cali this weekend and won't be back until september...here is the website i was talking about where i made extra summer cash. Later! the website is here

Stacie dijo...

Well apparently when someone is "on the ball" it has nothing at all to do with...uh...being ON the ball(s) go figure. I'm afraid I'm one of those "Merkan's" so you might have to explain that hoop business to me...I don't really follow sports well at all..what else uses a hoop besides basketball?
Stacie

SpanishGoth dijo...

JG -> ROFLMAO - That is fucking class *falls off floor laughing*

Aunty M -> 404? Try the new Peugeot

Knicks -> Welcome but couldn't you have selected 911?

Stacie -> Imagine the WOW factor - paint a W on both arse cheeks and then...

Stacie dijo...

oh....
OH MY!!
uh...sorry I asked...

roflmao!
Knicksgirl is a spammer by the way..

SpanishGoth dijo...

Fooking spam on my blog - I must be as popularas VD or something.

Would delete the bastard but, as I never delete anything, I can't. Will just cover it in tomato ketchup and hope no-one notices

*squirt*

Gorilla Bananas dijo...

"Flicking the bean" was a term used in the game of tiddlywinks before it became popular in ladies tennis.

Drama Queen dijo...

Perhaps get ‘get your knickers off’ is a term actually used to describe the preparation one must do before teeing off at a golf match. In that case I feel stupid.

SpanishGoth dijo...

GB -> "Flicking the bean" - fooking hell, that's me off my beans on toast then

DQ -> What strange golf courses you visit. I would pick up my clubs but I don't want to get arrested again

Tippler dijo...

GB - now THAT was funny.

In snooker you often hear them say: 'Oh my word, he's going for the difficult brown'.

Then there's usually the sound of a slap.

At least I think it's snooker.

SpanishGoth dijo...

Caused me to snort coffee too....