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Thread #132499   Message #4081770
Posted By: ripov
03-Dec-20 - 09:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
"play sport"
play football, yes
play baseball, yes,
but play sport, no,
you can sport(and play)on Flora's holiday
historically sport refers to amusement, or entertainment in the song            Wednesbury Cocking (I think Wednesbury is correct,it's in th right area but I've never heard of Wedgebury)in th DT)it refers to placing bets, a very healthy pastime