Sports Talk: How It Has Penetrated Our Everyday Language (Paperback)

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Sports Talk: How It Has Penetrated Our Everyday Language (Paperback)

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It's game on in uncovering the many sports-inspired terms, expressions, sayings and images that populate our everyday language That's the challenge that this book takes on, using a playbook for each sport.
It kicks off with an opening run through the game of football, then it's out of the gate with wire-to-wire coverage of horse racing.
After going for the fences and covering all the bases in the sport of baseball, the ball is kept rolling, despite many a sticky wicket, through the long-running game of cricket.
A blow-by-blow account of the sweet science of boxing is followed by play-by-play accounts of 35 more sports that have been added to the roster.
At the finish line, the top three sports, are scored on their relative contributions to everyday language, and declared win, place and show.
The discussion is enlivened by lots of sports humour and anecdotes along with quotations from sports personalities some of which may sound quite familiar, much like d j vu all over again....

Product Details ISBN: 9781525501531
ISBN-10: 1525501534
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication Date: February 17th, 2017
Pages: 282
Language: English