July 03, 2003

Know the etymology of the word "gymnastics" or "coach"? Check yourself on this little sports vocabulary quiz.

posted by Ufez Jones to general at 10:24 AM - 10 comments

There's also one on the origin of political phrases for those so inclined.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:29 AM on July 03, 2003

Shite, 6 out of 10. There's some tough ones in there. Thanks Ufez, I had been wondering lately about "can of corn".

posted by vito90 at 10:39 AM on July 03, 2003

5/10, missing on #2, 3, 6, 9 and 10.

posted by mbd1 at 10:48 AM on July 03, 2003

How many times do I need to prove that I'm an idiot?

posted by 86 at 11:01 AM on July 03, 2003

w00t! 9/10, and the one I got wrong was the one I thought for sure I knew (#10). I'll admit to guessing on 3 of them.

posted by grum@work at 11:08 AM on July 03, 2003

I got 6 out of 10, which I feel to be a moral victory considering so many of the questions were Yankcentric. ;-P

posted by squealy at 12:54 PM on July 03, 2003

7/10. Missed numbers 2, 3, and 9. (I was hoping the origin of the tennis term "love" would be on there, but no such luck.)

posted by jason streed at 01:18 PM on July 03, 2003

Not exactly stellar with 5 for 10, and missing #10 hurts the Cdn pride.

posted by garfield at 01:29 PM on July 03, 2003

9/10, baby! *high-fives grum@work* I guessed on a couple and missed the "wasted 30 years of his life" quote.

posted by languagehat at 08:14 AM on July 04, 2003

languagehat! you missed Ali's quote? You're dead to me :p

posted by vito90 at 11:32 PM on July 05, 2003

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