Sunday, August 12, 2012

That Wouldn't Be Cricket

A simple phrase but was totally foreign to a late-thirties woman when Ron spoke those words.  She had asked a question and that was Ron's response.  After a pause she commented that she didn't know Cricket.

So, where did the phrase originate and what does it mean?  It actually began with the popular British game of Cricket, a game for gentlemen where fair play would be expected.   When a foul was committed it was "not cricket'.  So, for today's generation, it means uncool and just wrong. 

Another sort of cricket is chirping away around and under our RV.  Several times we've hunted for the little critter in the house only to realize that it is outside and no amount of searching will discover it.

Now, back to tending to my knitting.

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