What’s in a name? A look at the most unusual names in sports

The Wall St. Journal.

–  A new series in the journal explores the origins of nicknames and sports nicknames.

The series, which is called The Names of Sports, explores names and nicknames across the sports world, with an emphasis on North America. 

The series will look at what makes a name unique, and how it differs from other names and how they are connected to a sport. 

“It’s a very different experience from when you are in a classroom learning about the Olympics, and we are able to take our time, and learn as much as possible about the people who make up these nicknames, because this is something that is so important to them,” said lead author and associate professor Elizabeth Segal, a professor of linguistics and linguistics at the University of Southern California.

The series is part of a wider effort by the university to explore how the world of sports is formed.

The effort will be conducted by the school’s Center for Sport and Sports Research and the Center for Sports Communication and Language Technology, which Segal leads. 

Segal said the project is intended to explore the relationship between nicknames in sports and the people behind them.

“It will help us understand what makes these nicknacks, the nicknames that people use to describe themselves, and the sports people do,” she said.

The names in the series, from the National Football League to the National Basketball Association, are not all American, Segal said.

The names of NBA players and athletes in the U.S. have a strong U.K. influence, but also reflect the world in which they grew up.

“We are interested in understanding what is driving the origin of nicknack sports, because it’s important to understand what’s driving the growth of nicknamers around the world.”

The first article in the new series, “A Tale of Two Names,” will be published this week in the Journal’s online version.

The Journal is offering a free copy of the book to readers who submit a comment.

The article will be available on the Journal website and the Journal app for iOS and Android devices, beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 18.