In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1bolos masculineto play (a game of) ninepins — jugar a los bolos
- Not much has changed since Connecticut banned ninepins in 1841.
- I doubt we'll get any rain out of it, but I like to listen to Rip Van Winkle and the boys playing ninepins all the same.
- The transformation of ninepins to the tenpin game happened in North America, where the original game had also been introduced by the Dutch.
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