Posted by Bill on November 20, 1999
In Reply to: Outside edge posted by Pat on November 20, 1999
: I'm looking for information on where the phrase 'outside edge' came from. It is the name of a British comedy on PBS but I want to know why it is connected to the show and where it came from. Thank you for your input.
It may well have its origins in the game of Cricket where it refers to the edge of the cricket bat; which is a bit like a plank in shape. When a ball comes of 'the outside edge' it's trajectory is problematical since it depends on which part of that virtual right angle the ball strikes. However, this may not be the 'outside edge' you seek , but now you know at least one Cricketing term and that can only be a good thing.