[Ads-l] Random query: "cripple (shot)"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 28 21:19:34 UTC 2015


Wouldn't it now be a chal shot?
DanG


On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 4:39 PM, Baker, John <JBAKER at stradley.com> wrote:
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> "Crip shot" was the standard term used by coaches in Kentucky, c. 1972, to =
> describe the shot now called a lay-up.=20
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> John Baker
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>> On Jun 27, 2015, at 6:48 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>> On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 5:54 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com=
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>> wrote:
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>>> HDAS has "cripple" from 1974 (heard from one of my college chums), but
>>> undifferentiated "crip" (a cinch) from 1923.
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>> Having consulted it after the fact, as is all too often the case, I find
>> sufficient material in HDAS to indicate that "crip(ple)" was once rather
>> hip as a general term to describe something easily dealt with, especially
>> WRT sports, from ca. 1914 to ca. 1974, at least. That I know it
>> specifically as a term used in the 'Forties in basketball is, clearly, me=
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>> happenstance.
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>> An interesting outcome!
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>> Thanks, guys!
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>> Speaking of HDAS and of the 'Forties, there was once, in St. Louis, a
>> purveyor of men's clothing, Sol's Men's Store, carrying clothing catered =
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>> the needs of the coolly-, the casually-, and the correctly-dressed colore=
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>> man. The store brand was designed by the no-doubt-non-existent house,
>> Ricky's of Hollywood. This business concern was one of the sponsors of
>> "Spider" Burke, the first black DJ on the radio in the greater metropolit=
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>> area. Hence, he often played the business's singing commercial,
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>> Sol's. Clothing. *Sto-o-ore*!
>> Fa-shions styled by *Rickyyy*!
>> That's. why. they. are. _*kicky*_!
>> S-O-ELLL-S! S-O-ELLL-S!
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>> This is the only time and the only place that I have ever heard this word=
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>> _kicky_, used by anyone, anywhere, and this is the only time that I have
>> ever heard it used with the perceived meaning.
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>> _Kicky_ is in HDAS with the perceived meaning: "delightful, diverting,
>> exciting."
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>> "Hell of a job, Jonny!" to coin a paraphrase. :-)
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