“When football club directors are in a bind all they want is someone to lie to them offering a version of events that is optimistic and irrefutable, based on “scientific” evidence. (Speech marks are vitally important every time the word science is used applied to football.)”
(Jorge Valdano, “I love football because it’s the opposite of science: contradictory, primitive, emotional,” The Guardian)
I cite this snippet because it’s my first encounter with the term “speech marks.” I know them as “quotation marks.” Another datum to feed my anglophilia.
As to sport, I like to say I follow jai alai and bocce.
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