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Friday, October 16, 2021

For as many years as I’ve worked and played in sports media, you’d think I would have come across the tennis pun “feat of clay” before now.

But I hadn’t. It’s a clever play on the “feet of clay” expression, the more so because it’s a complete 180-degree turn from the original meaning: From describing a weakness to extolling a triumph. All from the substitution of one little letter.

Impressive. So long as we’re playing on clay courts, of course. On grass, the ball-and-raquet achievements rely on more mundane declaratives.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 10/16/2009 09:09 AM
Category: Other Sports, Wordsmithing
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