Виталий Е. Ермолин, студент холодных вод (seminarist) wrote,
Виталий Е. Ермолин, студент холодных вод
seminarist

It's not cricket

Bulfinch
Our English word devil probably comes from the French diable, Italian diavolo, Latin diabolus, one who makes division, - literally one who separates balls, or throws balls about, - instead of throwing them frankly and truly at the batsman.

Bulfinch's Mythology, 1881
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