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Wooden Spoon

In Cantabrigian tradition, a wooden spoon was jokingly awarded to low achievers in mathematics. That practice later extended to other types of competitions. It’s also key to a heartwarming story about a charitable organization that arose from...

Kick into Touch

In rugby and soccer to kick into touch means to “kick a ball out of play.” The phrase by extension is used in British English mean to “take some kind of action so that a decision is postponed” or otherwise get rid of a...

Origin of Touchdown

A rugby referee from Indiana calls to ask if his sport is the origin of the word touchdown as it is used in American football. This is part of a complete episode.