Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Words I Learned Coaching Pee-Wee Baseball

Verse (vurs) verb: to compete against in an athletic contest. [var. of versus]

Coach, who are we versing tomorrow?
We verse the Pirates at 12:30 at Maplewood.
Didn't we already verse them?


  1. Funny, I always imagine this spelled "vers," I guess because versus has no "e." I'm curious to know if this is regional.

  2. Harriet, I figured the E after the S would make the S a hard one, which is how I hear the kids pronouncing it. Without the S, you might get something like VURZ, right? More importantly: It's come to this. I'm getting defensive about imaginary entries in a hypothetical dictionary.