English is of course a dynamic and evolving language. We quietly rejoice in that, happily following the evolving flexions of the tongue, adopting the new and relegating the anachronistic from routine usage to the musty pages of the full OED. Two new entries this week to file under “archaic”:

It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.

and

That’s not cricket.

Peter Fray

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