Do Spies Win Olympic Medals?: Sports, Games and Gambling : Fascinating Facts and Everyday Phrases Explained
This volume looks at the impact of evergreen activities - sports, games and gambling - upon the way we talk and the things we say. Peter Ryding takes us from cricket to roulette via some very tricky and diverting tangents.
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Gladiators and Other Roman Sports
Football Rugby Soccer and NFL
Hunting Shooting and Fishing
Cards and Gambling
KidsGames Pub Games and Board Games
WINKT the club
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