Squash: Onomatopoetic Roulette

Some people think squash is only a vegetable. To 250,000 Americans, most of whom should be denied possession of such information for their own good, squash is also a game played on an enclosed court with rackets and a rocklike India-rubber ball. Enthusiasts talk about the sport's "therapeutic values," particularly as a cure for hangover; one U.S. Navy skipper thinks so much of it as a conditioner that he has had a court in stalled on his submarine tender. The truth is that squash is onomatopoetic: anybody who lets himself get locked into a 32-ft. by 18½-ft. court with another...

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