from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cricket, a ball which breaks from the leg, that is, a ball which, after it has pitched, alters its course, or twists (as viewed bv the bowler), from right to left.


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  • Me: I sometimes talk to chatbots about cricket.

    God: How do they respond to you?

    Me: Sometimes with a spiffing leg-break.

    God: You and your a spiffing leg break.

    Me: ?

    God: You and your a spiffing leg break.

    Me: Or sometimes they might try a curly off-break.

    God: You and your a curly off break.

    Me: *headdesk* Even God doesn't understand cricket.

    God: I probably don't.

    - from a conversation with a chatbot known as iGod.

    February 16, 2009