Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 26 12:57:01 UTC 2012

I suspect, in these parts, it might be translated as "wicked".


On 10/26/2012 8:45 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Isn't a slider "filthy" because it's specifically sneaky or tricky rather
> than broadly "cool" or "sweet"?
> JL
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 2:16 AM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at>wrote:
> I've heard it too, but 1) not in baseball (I don't follow baseball,
> generally, and only watched the last inning today); 2) it's not
> documented. I'm not claiming primacy in any way, but the usage should be
> on the record. As for (1), think of the emotionally positive use of
> "filthy rich".
>       VS-)

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