Brace yourselves for this. It’s a good ‘un.
Here is the heading of the press release about how you can watch live IPL matches on YouTube. The asterisk is vital. We’ll come to that in a second.
Indian Premier League bowls wicked googly* to the world on YouTube
That’s pretty meaningless anyway, but wait for the footer that explains what a ‘googly’ is.
* A googly is a kind of pitch similar to a baseball pitch or a bowling throw in the game cricket; a wicked googly would be a really good pitch.
Almost anything to do with the internet is always written for an American reader. It drives us crazy, but this? This is about cricket. That’s nothing to do with the US, no matter what Lalit Modi might like to think.
The person who’s put their name to this atrocity of a press release is ‘Amit Agarwal, Strategic Partner Development Manager’.