Reply to post: Re: "as well as knuckleballs and sliders"

Juno's first data causing boffins to rewrite the text books on Jupiter

Arthur the cat Silver badge

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.

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