Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ain't you never played cricket before?

The second meaning is perhaps a play on the traditional ineptitude of rustic folk. Interesting that this particular word was chosen, I think.

agricultural, a.

a. Of or pertaining to agriculture; connected with husbandry or tillage of the ground.

b. slang. Applied to a clumsy stroke in cricket.

c. agricultural ant: a species of ant, such as the Pogonomyrmex barbatus of Texas, that clears the vicinity of its nest of verdure or herbage except for that on which it feeds.