Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Was Cricket really founded by English?

In normal English, in a string of adjectives, the last one is considered the most fundamental characteristic,and the first one the least fundamental.

Thus a fast-medium bowler *ought* to be fundamentally medium,while a medium-fast bowler ought to be fundamentally fast. Thus cricket terminology has chosen to go against the conventions of the English language.

Couldn't figure out the rationale behind this obvious flouting of norms?

1 comment:

Karthik said...

maybe the trick is in the hyphen which kinda strings together the adjectives into one compound qualifier.