RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:The love-15-30-40 bit, Mikey.
There are a couple of theories - not surprisingly, because it's nonsensical, most of them involve the French. Some say that the medieval French version of the game kept score on a clock face, some that the scoring calls are based on a precursor to tennis popular in pre-Revolutionary Paris in which the winner of a point moved up on the court 15 ft., then 15 ft., then 10. "Deuce" and subsequent advantage-in/advantage-out calls were added when the sport attained the rule of having to win a game by two "points." The term "love" may come from l'oeuf
("egg," like we refer to a team having a "goose egg" or a duck in cricket) or - if the clock-face thing is true - may be a corruption of l'heure
"We've been over this. We don't shoot first and ask questions later."
"Of course! We never ask questions."