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Posted: 29 December 2017 03:54 PM   [ Ignore ]
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As one of the cadre of women’s basketball fans, I sometimes leave the UConn realm and read competing teams’ chat boards.
Thus I found myself perplexed to see the term “string music” used to describe a fine shooter on McGraw’s Bench**, the WCBB forum of the University of Notre Dame, in Indiana.  Having spent decades playing in orchestras and symphonic bands, I couldn’t quite grasp the relationship of violins, violas, double bases, etc. to hoops.  It didn’t help that one commenter said that a Mr. Dean would pronounce it ‘strang music’.

( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Dean ) Wikipedia told me only that he invented the term, that he was a basketball player and color commentator for many years. Respectable dictionaries were of no use. Finally, Urban Dictionary provided the definition:

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=string%20music

It’s a synonym for swish.  That’s the sound of the ball passing through the basketball net without touching the rim.

What a gabbulous* expression!

* https://the-boneyard.com/threads/a-new-and-imho-perfect-cognomen-for-gabby.87810/
See post #10.

** https://ndnation.com/boards/showpost.php?b=mcgraw;pid=51011;d=all

[ Edited: 30 December 2017 08:39 AM by cuchuflete ]
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Posted: 29 December 2017 05:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I don’t care for it. It sounds contrived to me.

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Posted: 30 December 2017 01:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Reminds me of “chamber music” meaning the sound of gunfire.

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Posted: 30 December 2017 07:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I don’t care for it. It sounds contrived to me.

Do you not read sports journalism?  “Contrived” is its middle name. You just have to accept that and read on.

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Posted: 30 December 2017 07:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Couldn’t agree more, lh.

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