"drop" in sports: lose (1884), defeat (1920)

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Wed Apr 20 17:31:45 UTC 2005

Jonathan Lighter opines:

If baseball was known to the Huns, it would probably be the final nail in
Abner Doubleday's supporters' coffins.

No chance. Not even a wooden stake through the heart and stuffing the mouth
with garlic. The popular myth is The Undead That Will Not Die.

-- Mark
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]

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