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OED: "To Have a Googly Break"  (View post)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

Monday, July 10, 2006
13 years ago3,182 views

for those who play cricket.. the term "googly or googlies" is common!!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

its like.... move "silly mid off" to "shot leg" postion and then bowl in a googly with a little press on it.. that forces the batsman to play a defence stroke off his backfoot and this will may create an oppotuniyt for a low catch by "shot leg" .

.... oh now... I digress my cricket commentray!! :)-

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Most of the time, googly's resort to Bat-Pads (anyway remember Nasser Hussain's dismissal in India-England Series in 2001. Bowler was Kumble)

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"googly-eyed" is also a common English phrase that pre-dates Google:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Googly_e ...
images.google.com/images?hl=en ...

gary price [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

this was first reported on ResourceShelf 10 days ago. It also points out another use of Google as a verb from the early 20th cent.

resourceshelf.com/2006/06/29/d ...

i'll add the exact datings asap.

James Bradbury [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

The most recent edition of Webster's College Dictionary has the verb "google" in it, meaning to perform a search with the Google internet search engine.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Gary, I added you to the credits list, I remember you emailed this to me.

Gary Price [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Thanks PL.

Btw, the OED lists the first use of Google as a verb (in the sporting sense) from the September 1907 issue of Badminton Magazine.
"The googlies that do not google."

Another example comes from the .25 Apr. 1930 issue of The Daily Telegraph.
"Grimmett..can spin the ball and google it."

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