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southpaw

southpaw

Date: Aug 14 2008

Themes: Pop Culture, Sports

引語

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I can figure out southpaws. There are ways of beating these guys.”

- Boxer Oscar de la Hoya on who he will fight next. (latinboxing.com)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

a left-handed person

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

There’s a very good chance that as you view this lesson, the computer mouse is in your right hand. In fact, 87% of the world is right handed. But 11% of people are southpaws.

Southpaw is a sports term for a left-handed person. No one’s really sure where the term comes from, but it might have something to do with the fact that most baseball fields face east, so a southpaw is more likely to hit the ball south, to left field.

Southpaw pitchers and hitters are dangerous in baseball, but southpaw boxers are even scarier. Since most boxers train against a right-handed person, when they fight southpaws there are a lot of surprises.

But Olympic gold medalist and world famous boxer Oscar de la Hoya says he can handle southpaws. That’s why his next fight might be against Winky Wright, who is left-handed.

In Britain, left-handed people are called mollydookers. This term comes from an old assumption that left-handed people are strange or that there’s something wrong with them. With the use of Molly, a woman’s name, this term implies that left-handed sportsmen are feminine. Try telling that to Winky Wright.

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“Be ready for a wild pitch. The pitcher’s a southpaw.”

“We thought our child had terrible handwriting, but it turns out he’s just a southpaw!”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

majid_jjs (Slang) lefty, left-handed person; person who throws or punches with the left hand (Sports)
作者 majid_jjs
Pavlionka specifically, "southpaw" is a boxer who leads with his right hand and off his right foot (opposing to the usual style with the left) normally - it's just a left-handed person :D
作者 Pavlionka
punches with the left hand , it is not very strong but it is very effictive.
作者 senior electronics engineer
purplex southpaw is a boxer who use his left hand when boxing
作者 purplex
sabz hook with left hand
作者 sabz
laurawr A left-handed person
作者 laurawr
@rehanna@ any left-handed person
作者 @rehanna@
Eydo lefty, left-handed person; person who throws or punches with the left hand (Sports)
作者 Eydo
r8y8d hiting someone with your left hand
作者 r8y8d
birsencan being good at using left hand;to guess the next fist..
作者 birsencan
Juliny southpaws mean "left hands" or "left-handed people".
作者 Juliny

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melek_angel

Azerbaijan

hello

03:21 PM Jun 11 2009 |

daxp

India

hi all

10:49 AM Jun 10 2009 |

heart-beeting

Oman

hi

whati's the different between learn and accour???

 

12:57 PM Jun 09 2009 |

flacoclo

Mexico

I didn't know agout this word before, in Spanish we say Zurdo

12:13 PM Jun 09 2009 |

emmashow1280

China

kunata is a crafty southpaw with good skills and is by no means a walk-over

03:00 AM Jun 09 2009 |

saidhassan

Egypt

How do you do:

hello

i hope to be best friends now

 

01:05 AM Jun 06 2009 |

saidhassan

Egypt

How do you do:

hello

i hope to be best friends now

 

01:05 AM Jun 06 2009 |

mini poe

mini poe

Saudi Arabia

hi,
everybody have a nice day

02:26 PM May 31 2009 |

kaka290

Romania

Hi! I am Şerban from the coast of The Black Sea.I was left-handed when I was a kid.Now I represent the 87%, I am not a southpaw any longer. I like Oscar de la Hoya.Cool

 

 

 

08:46 AM May 28 2009 |

bhattyy

bhattyy

United Kingdom

i think it should be westpaws! isn't it?

lols

02:11 AM May 28 2009 |

谢艳娟

谢艳娟

China

Laughing

04:36 AM May 26 2009 |

sol24

Reunion

I know that people who are southpaws are generally artistic ones. They have got special gifts of different kinds of art like singers or painters.

03:29 PM May 25 2009 |

blureflections

Philippines

Pacquaio is a southpaw, he beat de la Hoya. Anyway, this is an interesting word

01:26 PM May 25 2009 |

flacoclo

Mexico

I learned something new. I had never heard of this term before.

07:32 PM May 21 2009 |

melamarc

melamarc

Philippines

he knows his weaknesses,, theres always a way to succeed..

02:49 PM May 21 2009 |

Ting.Lin

Ting.Lin

China

it is strange that it says "87% is of the world is right handed and 11% of people are southpaws(left handed)", so, what about the left 2%? they are??

03:49 PM May 20 2009 |

raghavendrayours

India

hi this in raghu from india

05:20 AM May 19 2009 |

soulaimanjarwa

Syrian Arab Republic

hiii

12:12 AM May 19 2009 |

whitetutu

China

left hand is southpaw, right hand is right hand, not special word for it. I understand now. It is new for me. However when we find someone who is left hand, I don't think it is proper to say " Hi, you are southpaw person." I would rather to say " Hi, you are left hand person" But when we talk someone behind him, it is ok to say southpaw. It is my understanding. I don't know if i am right.

 

 

08:07 AM May 15 2009 |

whitetutu

China

left hand is southpaw, right hand is right hand, not special word for it. I understand now. It is new for me. However when we find someone who is left hand, I don't think it is proper to say " Hi, you are southpaw person." I would rather to say " Hi, you are left hand person" But when we talk someone behind him, it is ok to say southpaw. It is my understanding. I don't know if i am right.

 

 

08:07 AM May 15 2009 |

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