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The Sportin' Life - Why Do We Say That?

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A ball, a bat, playing cards, a race track. All symbols of recreation, competition and even gambling, but also the origin of countless terms and phrases that are part of everyday language. Some are obvious such as “batter up” or a “hole-in-one” while others are more obscure. Why is a left-handed pitcher called a “south paw”? What’s the origin of “close but no cigar”? Long before “the buck” reached Truman’s desk, it referred to playing poker. What do the Dodgers and trolleys have in common? Don’t “bandy words” but join us for language from the “sportin’ life” that “wins by a nose.”


Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

Roberta Boggess 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/27/2018 - 9/27/2018 Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Rio Rancho, The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho  Map Roberta Boggess