Word of the Day – Googly

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I first encountered today’s word of the day when I was playing cricket in the garden with my cousin who was a big fan. Now I still don’t understand cricket but I do know that sports often give birth to some really weird words and that’s just what we have today:

googly

n. : In cricket, a ball bowled with a deceptive action so that it bounces in a direction different from what the batsman was expecting.
adj. Staring in admiration with bulging eyes.

Surprisingly this word has nothing to do with the ‘number’ Googleplex nor anything to do with Google, it’s just another one of the mysteries of cricket!

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