Monday, March 09, 2009

The Double Teapot

Congratulations Michael Atherton, for introducing some freshness into cricket commentary via (I think) a neologism: "the double-teapot", referring to the ever-so-slight pout in Jimmy Anderson's body language as he stood with both hands on his hips, piqued at his captain's field settings. Question: is this a common colloquial expression or is this a neologism?


Blogger Lisa said...

Double teapot is a reasonably common colloquialism, especially in sports commentary. Not quite a cliché yet, but you hear it quite often about cricketers and football managers.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Lisa: Thanks. I hadn't heard it before in cricket commentary at least. I can definitely see it being applied to football managers.

11:12 AM  

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