Q WHY are left-handed boxers referred to as "southpaws"?
Mick Stevens Longbridge, Birmingham
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AITS Accredited Interviewer Training Scheme (UK) origins lie in 1880s American baseball slang. Baseball diamonds were arranged so the batters faced east, to avoid looking into the afternoon sun. The pitcher's left hand, or paw, would thus be on the south side. When the phrase came over here it became attached to left-handed boxers.
N Reynolds Southampton
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Q WITH the new 24-hour licensing hours licensing hours (Brit) license npl → heures fpl d'ouvertures (des pubs)
licensing hours license (Brit) npl → Ausschankzeiten pl , when and why was the 11pm curfew introduced?
Jenny Hamilton N London