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I've been What megged?

posted Nov 19, 2012, 6:52 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated Jan 11, 2013, 8:22 AM ]
The soccer term nutmeg arose because of a practice used in nutmeg exports between America and England. Nutmegs were such a valuable commodity that unscrupulous exporters would mix a helping of wooden replicas into the sacks being shipped to England.   Being nutmegged soon came to imply stupidity on the part of the duped victim and cleverness on the part of the trickster.  It soon caught on in soccer, implying that the player whose legs the ball had been played through had been tricked, or, nutmegged.

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