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Larry Brown Sports:
Gary Carter was one of the best catchers the MLB has ever seen and a Mets hero. The Hall of Famer won three gold gloves throughout his 21-year career and was an 11-time All-Star. He helped the Mets win their last World Series in 1986, belting a 10th-inning single in Game 6 to spark one of the most famous comebacks in MLB history against Boston. New York honored “Kid” Carter after his passing back in February by lighting up the Empire State Building and remembering his infectious personality. Apparently he left his mark on more than just the game of baseball.
Merriam-Webster recently added the term “f-bomb” to the dictionary and credited Carter with coining the phrase. According to the Associated Press, an associate editor for Merriam-Webster traced Carter’s use of the phrase to a 1988 Newsday article in which he said he was giving up swearing.
While there is no way of knowing if Carter truly was the first person to call the f-word an “f-bomb,” we might as well give someone credit fo...
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Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter's proclivity for not swearing earned him the rare distinction of inventing a phrase now recognized by the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Gary Carter's skills apparently extended beyond the baseball diamond. The 11-time All-Star, who was best known for his youthful demeanor and helping the Mets to their 1986 World Series title, also made a point not to curse throughout his career, a tendency that set him apart from his foul-mouthed sports colleagues. That peculiarity seems to have added a new wrinkle to the legend...
Gary Carter left a lasting legacy in the world of baseball. And now posthumously, Carter has now left a lasting legacy in the language we use:
The term "F-bomb" surfaced in newspapers more than 20 years ago but will land Tuesday for the first time in the mainstream Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, along with sexting, flexitarian, obesogenic, energy drink...
Erik Malinowski is on a role for us today. He reported that Merriam-Webster is adding their new words for the year: F-bomb, sexting, energy drink, life coach, and 96 other entries. The most...
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