"finesse", the adjective

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Aug 9 23:14:36 UTC 2012

On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> An article in the Boston Globe today about the forthcoming US-Japan
> soccer gold medal match says "In a tournament that has featured
> extreme physicality, sucker punches and even head stomping, Wambach
> doesn't expect a similar strategy by the finesse Japanese squad ...".

Here's a Language Log post I wrote in 2005 about the attributive use
of "finesse" in football and baseball:



Ben Zimmer

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