Re: "as well as knuckleballs and sliders"
"I'll assume you're not trolling... Both are terms in American baseball for two distinct types of pitches"
NASA uses a phrase incomprehensible to much of the remaining English-speaking world. So much for science communication.
"It's just not cricket" as I said to the chap at silly mid on while I was at square leg. Then the bowler delivered a chinaman and the striker was LBW. At that point the heavens opened and in the end it was all down to the Duckworth-Lewis method.
British sporting metaphors are so much more understandable.