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 I was looking at this - the wikipedia glossary of cricketing terms - and came across the following:


Rabbit

I. a particularly bad batsman, usually a specialist bowler. A "rabbit" often seems unsure of how he should even hold his bat, as typified by Phil Tufnell, Allan Donald, Courtney Walsh, Glenn McGrath and Chris Martin. See also ferret.[1]
II. The term is also used for a higher order batsman who is out frequently to the same bowler, although then most often in the form bunny; for example, Ricky Ponting is sometimes described by commentators as "Harbhajan's bunny".


(BUNNY!)


This must be why Bunny's nickname is Bunny, and Raffles keeps calling him 'rabbit', i.e. 'bunny' is in fact slightly less of a bizarre nickname than it seems and is also yet another cricketing metaphor. Maybe this is common knowledge, idk. (Raffles is both a great bowler and a great batsman. Is the idea that Bunny is 'a higher order batsman who is out frequently to the same bowler' yet another of those lovely almost double-entendres that lend themselves so well to slashiness? I think so.)

ETA: can't really imagine Bunny being 'a higher order batsman'? Am I misremembering the stories? or in fact 'a specialist bowler'. I can imagine him being terrifically clumsy at cricket, certainly a bad batsman (but maybe an ok bowler which is why he was playing at all?) who would have frequently been out to Raffles; possibly Raffles showing his cruel streak there. In that boarding school necessary-oppression-of-the-junior-ticks sort of way.

Date: 2011-01-06 08:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyofthelog.livejournal.com
This is adorable!

Hmm. Must hunt up Raffles for the Kindle!

ETA: HAVE ACQUIRED.
Edited Date: 2011-01-06 08:49 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-01-06 11:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bbakerb.livejournal.com
EXCELLENT

The Raffles stories are RIDICULOUS, in the best way, there are *FEELINGS* all over the place

I think at school Bunny was probably overwhelmed by *FEELINGS* if he ever had to bat against Raffles and collapsed out of admiration and nervous teenage lust

Date: 2011-01-07 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyofthelog.livejournal.com
I'M READING THEM NOW OMG THEY ARE SO AMAZING

AND SO GAY

REALLY, REALLY, REALLY GAY

Date: 2011-01-07 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bbakerb.livejournal.com
yesssssssss

!!!!!

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST, the dust of incredulity

Date: 2011-01-06 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strangeumbrella.livejournal.com
1) How can you even be up at 8am, how does that work. I genuinely can't remember the last time I saw 8am.
2) Has your phone number changed at all in the last...few years? I apparently have a number for you in my phone. I have no recollection of when I would have added it, do you think it's still the right one?
3) in answer to another comment thread somewhere: yes, it was the rad bromance thing, I had forgotten that until you said it and I am so glad to remember it because it made me lol a LOT
4) Okay so this makes Bunny a less nonensical nickname! god so much cricket all the time, I wish he'd been obsessed with a sport I understand in any way at all.

Date: 2011-01-06 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strangeumbrella.livejournal.com
oh apparently I got halfway through writing point 2 and then stopped? Why would I do that? I literally don't know. Anyway point 2) continued was, if this is your number, do you have mine (mine has never changed), if not I will text it to you, and we shall attempt to unite in Clapham later!

Date: 2011-01-06 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bbakerb.livejournal.com
The number you have is probably the right one, I don't think it's ever changed (maybe it was for the Innocent smoothie fete?) and I do appear to have a number for you in my phone

there's some kind of meetup happening before the screening in the pub next door, it starts at 6? 6.30? am probably also attempting to find that

also: cricket, ha! I was reading the wiki glossary in an effort to understand slightly more, aside from the rabbit/bunny thing I think it's only made me more confused

Date: 2011-01-07 05:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pollums.livejournal.com
OMG that is SO CUTE

Date: 2011-01-07 09:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bbakerb.livejournal.com
AIN'T IT JUST

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