End of ADS-L Digest - 31 Dec 1996 to 1 Jan 1997 *********************************************** There are 7 messages totalling 218 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. WOTY pre-vu -Reply (2) 2. WOTY pre-ve R (3) 3. ADS at MLA 4. Gry again -Reply ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 2 Jan 1997 13:15:38 -0500 From: Mark Mandel Subject: WOTY pre-vu -Reply Hm! In watching the gymnastic events, I noticed "nail" only in "nail a landing/dismount", and I gathered from the use and accompanying commentary that the phrase referred to coming off the equipment to the floor, or (in the floor routines) out of a jump or flip (or whatever), to a clean landing with both feet on the floor, without moving the feet or taking a step to recover one's balance. I associated the metaphor with the image that the feet stick to the floor as if nailed to it. Has anyone heard this word used for any event other than a gymnastic one, and referring to anything but a landing? >>> Allan Metcalf 12/30/96, 01:25pm >>> Some of this year's top candidates are: * nail (v) -- to accomplish perfectly, as in an Olympic event