[lit-ideas] Re: Dante scored for Nice/ Squinting
- From: david ritchie <profdritchie@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:56:53 -0700
On Sep 14, 2017, at 2:44 PM, Donal McEvoy (Redacted sender "donalmcevoyuk"
for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
3-1! It's what the 3-post rule is for!
Cracking goals, Grommit!
Sanchez’s: over-hit pass towards the left corner flag. He looks back and gives
the evil eye to the passer, then chases. With the ball, he looks for a pass.
He’s in the corner with four defenders and the goalie watching him. Run a
little towards the middle, fake a pass. Run a little more, look as if you’re
going to fake again or maybe even pass…but shoot instead.
Good to know that the sport has not been brought to a standstill by leg shaving
And then someone put a bomb on the tube. Speranza diverts you with
implications; may I do it with history? I like the bit about merchants and
bankers and members of the Court giving the area a “louche” reputation. I
don’t remember when last I heard that term spoken, but then again there’s not
much louche about Portland. Apparently it comes from the French for squinting.
Also one-eyed pirates.
History of Parsons Green
Timber rights attached to the Green are mentioned in court rolls dating from
>. In 1625 there were only six rated
residents for the area. By 1706, John Bowack
> opined in his Antiquities of
Middlesex that it "was inhabited mostly by gentry and persons of quality".
Two cricket <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket
> matches with important
were held on Parsons Green in 1731 and 1733. The first was on Tuesday, 10
August 1731 between Fulham <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulham_Cricket_Club
and Chelsea <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Cricket_Club
second was on Tuesday, 26 June 1733 between the same two teams and played for a
substantial prize of 30 guineas
>, although the result is
In the 18th century, changes continued with the building of grand houses with
grounds. These were bought by merchants and bankers from the City
> and not infrequently by members
of the Court and their 'associations'. The area acquired a somewhat louche
reputation at that time.
Fulham F.C. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulham_F.C
.> had their ground in the
park for two years from 1889. Early in the 20th century, a few test flights
were carried out there with flying machines.
I doubt any kind of squinting would have prevented the following tragedy.
“What you need on that beach, guv, is a sign."
What a world.
“Doneteachin',” Weekend Wynd,
County Berks, TR1 IT0N
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