End of ADS-L Digest - 27 Aug 1997 to 28 Aug 1997 ************************************************ Subject: ADS-L Digest - 28 Aug 1997 to 29 Aug 1997 here are 9 messages totalling 289 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Rat=Freshman; Football Terms 2. fall/autumn (2) 3. PhillySpeak; Hoagies; Antidentite 4. Queries: _Am. Tongues_ & Slang (5) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 22:51:00 EDT From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: Rat=Freshman; Football Terms Barry quotes and annotates, >_Coffin Corner Kick_. This term was first applied to the slanting punts >of the University of Pennsylvania's George Brooke which rolled out of bounds >close to the angle formed by the sideline and the goal-line. The phrase >later was revived by LeRoy N. Wills, a lawyer whose hobby was teaching boys >to control their kicks and to punt diagonally for the deep corner. (When it >was rumored that Jimmy Hoffa was buried mob-style at Giants Stadium in New >Jersey, some headlines mentioned that he was in the "coffin >corner"--ed.) Not to be picky, but I wanted to forestall a possible misinterpretation. When Giants Stadium (a.k.a. The Meadowlands) was build in the Jersey swampland, the rumor was it was built on top where Hoffa and various other putative mob executees were buried. Hoffa's interment, in other words, would have fertilized rather than disturbed the astroturf. Larry