Merv Hughes Best Sporting Insults

A hilarious collection of killer lines from the mouths of the sporting greats of cricket, rugby, footie and even the golf course - a must have for any sports fan.

Author: Merv Hughes

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742692067

Category: Humor

Page: 207

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A hilarious collection of killer lines from the mouths of the sporting greats of cricket, rugby, footie and even the golf course - a must have for any sports fan.

The Languages of Humor

(McCann 2006:34) It is notable that these insults along with the names of perpetrators and victims get published so that ... yet they must amuse many people a great deal, for they are found in best-selling anthologies of sports insults.

Author: Arie Sover

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350062306

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Why are things funny? How has humor changed over the centuries? How can humor be a political force? Featuring expert authors from across the globe, The Languages of Humor discusses three main types of humour: verbal, visual, and physical. Despite the differences between them, all have a common purpose, showing us in different ways the reality that we live in, and how we can reflect on that reality. To this end, the book shows how humor has been used to address such topics as the Holocaust and the Soviet Union, and why it has been controversial in cases including Charlie Hebdo. The Languages of Humor explores a subject that is of interest in a wide range of intellectual disciplines including sociology, psychology, communication, philosophy, history, social sciences, linguistics, computer science, literature, theatre, education, and cultural studies. This volume features contributions from world-leading academics, some of who have professional backgrounds in this field. This unique research-led book, which includes over 20 illustrations, offers a top-down analysis of humor studies.

The Mammoth Book of Insults

Richard Williams Cricket Shane Warne should retire and be a pantomime dame . . . made up in a great big dress with bouffant hair. Jonathan Agnew (of Merv Hughes) He always appeared to be wearing a tumbledried ferret on his top lip.

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780332673

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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Never be stuck for a wicked line again! - the ultimate collection of insults Here is the biggest and best ever collection of insults and sharp retorts for when you just wish you could have thought of something faster. Editor Geoff Tibballs presents over 5000 come-backs, put-downs, snaps, insults, unadmiring quips and quotes, for every occasion. From the most elegant of studied insults to the wickedest of putdowns, from the language of the street to the literary, political, and entertainment worlds, from playground insults to sports, family and marriage jibes - here is every possible barb you could ever need, guaranteed to crack up all those around you. As an outsider, what do you think of the human race? Your mother's so fat, she has her own area code. Are your parents siblings? Anyone who told you to be yourself couldn't have given you worse advice. Is there no beginning to your talents? You'd be out of your depth in a puddle. Don't you need a licence to be that ugly? I'd like to see things from your point of view but I can't get my head that far up my arse. I'd love to go out with you but I have to worm my dog.

The Psychology of Concentration in Sport Performers

Verbal intimidation of opponents is evident in sports like cricket and basketball. In fact, the term “sledging” has been coined to represent a tactic pioneered by the Australian fast-bowler Merv Hughes in which there is “direct, ...

Author: Aidan P. Moran

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317716020

Category: Psychology

Page: 334

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Sledger s Handbook

How to Deliver the Perfect Cricketing Insult Liam McCann. Michael Atherton was dismissed nineteen times in Tests by Glenn McGrath , though it was Merv Hughes who treated him to the most vigorous sledging assault .

Author: Liam McCann

Publisher: AAPPL

ISBN: 1904332641

Category: Cricket

Page: 157

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Sledging is the art of verbally intimidating a batsman so that he loses his concentration and gets himself out. It is also known as the art of initiating mental disintegration. The Sledger's Handbook is an absolutely hilarious romp through the history of the cricketing insult, from WG Grace to Shane Warne and his contemporaries. Who said cricket was a gentleman's game?

Foul Play

An element of genuine wit also animated the reported exchange between Australian bowler Merv Hughes and Graeme Hick, ... On many occasions, all wit has drained out of this sporting exercise, to be replaced by crude abuse and insult.

Author: Mike Rowbottom

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408155790

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Foul Play looks at cheating in sport in all its guises: from doping to match-fixing, from tampering with equipment to mind games. Where to draw the line between gamesmanship and outright cheating? Foul Play investigates the lengths some people will go to just to win.

White Cap and Bails

Merv Hughes was another in the long line of fearsome Australian fast bowlers, and he was never short of a word or three. I helped Ally McCoist's team win a round of A Question of Sport on BBC television in April 1999 and Andy Goram, ...

Author: Dickie Bird

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444717556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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In this anecdotal book, the unstoppable Dickie Bird takes one County Cricket Club at a time and revisits each with the aid of memorabilia, statistics, books and videos. A mass of new hilarious stories flow from Dickie as he flexes his memory: he describes the cricketers, the matches and the character of these clubs. Dickie also relives his journeys as a umpire to clubs and Test match arenas overseas and recalls the humorous times that have filled his unique career. A must have for cricket enthusiasts everywhere.

Berkmann s Cricketing Miscellany

Marcus Berkmann, author of the cricket classics Rain Men and Zimmer Men, returns to the great game with this irresistible miscellany of cricketing trivia, stories and more fascinating facts than Geoffrey Boycott could shake a stick of ...

Author: Marcus Berkmann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408711750

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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Marcus Berkmann, author of the cricket classics Rain Men and Zimmer Men, returns to the great game with this irresistible miscellany of cricketing trivia, stories and more fascinating facts than Geoffrey Boycott could shake a stick of rhubarb at. Which England captain smoked two million cigarettes in his lifetime? Which Australian captain, asked what his favourite animal was, said 'Merv Hughes'? What did Hitler think of cricket? Which National Hunt trainer had a dog called Sobers? Who was described in his obituary as 'perhaps the only unequivocally popular man in Yorkshire'? No other sport is so steeped in oddness and eccentricity. There's the only Test player ever to be executed for murder, the only first-class cricketer to die on the Titanic, and the only bestselling author to catch fire while playing at Lord's. (It was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The ball hit a box of matches in his pocket.) All cricket is here, including an XI entirely made up of players who share their names with freshwater fish.

Indian Cricket and Corruption

In reality , the game has not changed even a wee - bit since it became a competitive sport more than a century ago . ... It was not just the sledging he encouraged from bowlers like Merv Hughes and Geoff Lawson but the fact that Border ...

Author: Kishin R. Wadhwaney

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063127164

Category: Cricket

Page: 332

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Ashes To Ashes

In summer 2009, by far the most popular event in the cricketing calendar comes round again - the Ashes series between England and Australia.

Author: Marcus Berkmann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748111633

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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In summer 2009, by far the most popular event in the cricketing calendar comes round again - the Ashes series between England and Australia. The anticipation will be intense, the hype absurd, the sense of expectation never remotely likely to be satisfied, for two good reasons. England won in 2005 by a whisker. We can't expect anything so good again, possibly for the rest of our lives. The second reason is even more brutally realistic. For the truth is that, over the past twenty years at least, Australia have usually won very easily. We begin with hope, we end in despair. For the many of us who follow English cricket closely, it's a strange and terrible form of biennial punishment for crimes we didn't know we had committed. 'Hell is other people,' said Jean-Paul Sartre, and as so often he was completely wrong. Hell is Ricky Ponting winning the toss on a perfect batting strip on a glorious sunny day. Hell is what happened in Australia in 2007, when the home side won 5-0. Of course we look forward to 2009. But we also dread it, as we would dread exams or major surgery. We would be foolish to do otherwise.