Bowling

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Bowling

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:30 pm

Hi everybody! What do you call a place to play bowling?

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Thanks very much!

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Post by BonnieL » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:21 pm

Here it's a bowling alley. And we wouldn't say "play bowling," but simply "go bowling." Which I miss - finally gave away my bowling ball when I realized my back was never going to be in good enough shape to bowl ever again. :(
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Post by Stevenloan » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:00 pm

BonnieL : Thank you so much.
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Post by tony h » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:18 pm

In England, depending on whom you are talking to, this is bowling which is played on a green http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4aQGi1wNBdc/T ... ls+12a.jpg

What you had was 10 pin bowling which is played in a bowling alley.

... And is different to skittles played in an alley http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vlQ9ABZaCEc/U ... 015956.jpg
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Post by Stevenloan » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:46 am

tony h : Thanks for the pictures.
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Post by BonnieL » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:42 pm

tony h wrote:... And is different to skittles played in an alley http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vlQ9ABZaCEc/U ... 015956.jpg
Are those rocks? They don't look very round.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:36 pm

Steven if you are going to get the world wide view of these types of games then you need to know about Gorodki (Russian) and Kyykkä(Finland).
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Post by Bobinwales » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:46 pm

And then there is Boules .
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Signature: All those years gone to waist!
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Post by tony h » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:18 pm

BonnieL wrote:
tony h wrote:... And is different to skittles played in an alley http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vlQ9ABZaCEc/U ... 015956.jpg
Are those rocks? They don't look very round.
No, they are wood. And, depending on which rules you are playing, you are allowed to bounce them off any surface that won't break or bleed or shout.
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