End of ADS-L Digest - 25 Jul 1995 to 26 Jul 1995 ************************************************ There are 8 messages totalling 201 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. put up, off-the-point (2) 2. off-the-point (2) 3. Teach English in Germany? 4. ADS-L Digest - 25 Jul 1995 to 26 Jul 1995 5. sherbe(r)t (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 27 Jul 1995 00:23:15 EDT From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: put up, off-the-point I don't remember "off-the-point", but it sounds like a vertical version of a game we played in its horizontal variant, stoop ball: you threw the spaldeen down hard at the edge of a stoop (of the sort all our apartment houses had); if it was caught on the fly, it was an out, if it bounced n times (n<4) it was an n-base hit, and if it bounced 4 or more times, it was a home run. Perhaps the vertical version had similar conventions. Dennis B? You were there during the same period if I'm not mistaken (the "saloogi" 50's), right? Larry