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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What is a pelota?


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Why: In the In Touch Weekly crossword, #33 across: "Jai alai or bocce"
PELOTA
Answer: (Spanish: "little ball")
Any of several games in which players take turns, using a glove or implement, hitting a rubber ball either directly at one another or off a wall. The latter version is related to handball and jai alai, which are played by two or four players on one-, two-, or three-walled courts using gloves, rackets, or bats. In Spain and elsewhere, pelota is a professional sport on which spectators wager.
Source: Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

The More You Know: But wtf is jai alai? It was in the crossword last week, also, which leads me to believe that tptb at In Touch just found out about it.

6 comments:

kylie said...

remember when jai alai was on mad men? maybe you don't watch that show.

Carly said...

I have only seen Season 1, but I think maybe i need to watch the rest, because according to everyone's Facebook stati, the S3 finale was just about the best thing on TV.

kylie said...

yeah definitely get there. i wish i could disagree...but it really was just about the best thing on tv.

joel said...

what about proud mary wheelchair choreography on glee?

rollin... rollin... rollin..

kylie said...

just ok, i thought.

Carly said...

What about "Gold Digger" on Glee?

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