Hello all you billiards and gaming enthusiasts! Well, if you’re not an enthusiast, I still have something that you might be interested in regarding the game of billiards. It is how and the word or term “English” has to do with billiards.
According to billiards.about.com, english is defined as: when a cue ball is struck on either side of its vertical axis, giving it “side spin”. English in billiards may also occur when a ball collides with another or with a rail. The term comes from the British players who first became famous with sidespin techniques. The Americans could say, “Look at all the British they’re adding, which became “English” or now, “english” with a lower case “e”.
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