Lob it or Toss it!
Published: 15 Feb 2005 - 08:55 by rippa rit
Updated: 26 Sep 2008 - 09:55
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The English language expressions sure trick us. They say toss a coin, so I can see it looking like lobbing a coin. They say toss your opponent, so I can see a bull throwing his rider high in the air. My Dad would say toss that stuff out it's haddit, so things would fly into the air. They say don't argue the toss, so I visualise another encounter. Want a tossed salad for lunch, so I see lettuce getting thrown up and down. Seriously, the word "toss" is a squash term, meaning "toss it over their head". The word lob seems to be a tennis term for hitting the ball high in the air. Then, we say I'll lob in to see you sometime. That sure is different! So, what am I getting at? When I hear either of these words lob, toss or float it means "get the ball high overhead to land in the court deep". A great shot, whatever the game happens to be.How to add images to Members' Forum posts and replies here...
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