Boom Shakalaka, Beast Mode and the Origin of Popular Sports Phrases

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Boom Shakalaka, Beast Mode and the Origin of Popular Sports Phrases
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You hear them all the time. You see them written up in magazines and on sports websites. You probably even use a lot of them. But have you ever contemplated from whence they came?

Some of these phrase origins will undoubtedly surprise you—and make you the big trivia tournament winner at your local watering hole.

Click on and witness your academic nemeses—history and language arts—show their fun sides.

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