February 23, 2022February 21, 2022 by EditorM Just sports jargon? CIDU Gary Brookins, Shoe, Susie MacNelly 9 Comments He always swung low … when boxing? Would that be just poor form, or against the rules? Or maybe in his free time, out playing softball and swinging a bat? Anyway, let’s have a rendition of this song. Related
Just like a “rabbit punch” (to the back of the head), striking the opponent “below the belt” is a clear foul in boxing, but that doesn’t mean that it never happens. Mr. Jones would seem to have had a reputation for unfair play.
That’s actually a pretty clever nickname to taunt a cheating boxer with.
Talking of chariots in a sporting context, as we are, there was an English rugby player not so long ago called Martin Offiah – “due to his running speed he was nicknamed “Chariots” Offiah after the film Chariots of Fire“.
It said in Wikipedia, I meant to add. Well, I knew it already, but as proof for you.
“Swinging low” also has another, inappropriate, meaning.
@ LF – That’s why links to the Urban Dictionary were once placed on the “moderation” trigger list.
@Lord F, that sort of alternative did occur to me as well. But would that be what you’d expect from Mother Goose and Grimm?
He could swing low but still above the belt.
And a related response (not from me personally, I’m not Welsh)
Background: SLSC has been adopted as the song of English Rugby Union fans. England were playing Wales at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, and word had got round that groups of English fans would be gathering in pubs and bars and singing it. Brains, a Welsh brewer, organised a response…