Ghosting, Shadowing, & Latin

I’ve been playing tennis for a long time and just recently picked up squash. During tennis workouts, my coach used to say to shadow strokes before practicing them with tennis balls. This helps build your technique and gets your feet moving. During squash practice, my squash coach said the same about squash. She said, for a part of our warm-up, we’d be ghosting strokes because that helps build technique. At that moment, something clicked in my head; those two actions are essentially the same, right? In Latin, the word umbra, umbrae means both shadow and ghost. Is that a crazy coincidence or what?!

 

 

Trans-Lux

Trans-Lux is a major company that is known for making, selling, and leasing huge LED display boards. These electronic boards can be used both indoors and outside and can also be utilized in many different ways; most are used to show stocks. The other day, I was walking across my high school’s football field and I noticed the Trans-Lux logo on the score board. This made me have a light bulb moment because trans means across + lux means light, in Latin, AND THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE THE SCORE, FROM THE SCORE BOARD, BEYOND THE BLEACHERS DURING LATE NIGHT FOOTBALL GAMES!

If you want to read another post I have on the word trans, Trans by Jansport, click here.