4 thoughts on “Amigos Livestream 46 – Sensible World of Soccer

  • June 1, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I meant to mention this in my other comment on the podcast, but you said it again, and reminded me. I have to ask, what's this "English" you talk about when you mention swerving the ball? I heard an American mention this once before fairly recently, probably in Retro Gamer, and I was confused then, as I am now.

  • June 1, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    From the OED:

    1959 Sunday Times 5 Apr. 4/5 The billiard term ‘putting on the english’, which Atticus states is current parlance in American bowling circles. The story goes that an enterprising gentleman from these shores travelled to the United States during the latter part of the last century and impressed the Americans with a demonstration of the effect of ‘side’ on pool or billiard balls. His name was English.

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