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TH03
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


Um google says hockey, buddy





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TH03
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


That's wrong. Everything I found says it's hockey named after hocquet meaning shepherds crook





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Type A
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


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I'll just say it, apparently the answer is billiards. Yes, I realize that billiards is played using a stick so that makes sense. But I have no idea where the french interpretation comes into play here.



it doesn't. the french is thrown in just to confuse the people guessing. common in trivia. i would have maybe guessed pool/billiards on like the 8th try. that's a tough one.






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WG_Dawg
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


well I'll point it out next week then. I was scratching my head wondering WTF billiards had to do with the any french word for stick.





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TH03
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


They can't put something on the Internet that isn't true. It's hockey.





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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


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so baton rouge isn't translated to red stick?


Sure it is. But the French would presumably have more than one word for "stick".






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WG_Dawg
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


Those sneaky french





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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


From this site:
LINK

The term "billiard" is derived from French, either from the word "billart", one of the wooden sticks, or "bille", a ball.






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Rebel
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


Le Baseball.





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TH03
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


Sneaky sneaky.

So we could have had 3 answers to this question.






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WG_Dawg
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


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Gold Member


Welp, problem solved.






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Siderophore
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


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I knew that word was baton, but our guess was still way off.


LA's Cajun French is a fair bit different from the language spoken in Paris.






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Rebel
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


Le Baseball Rouge.





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DWaginHTown
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


billiards





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TheDude321
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


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But the French would presumably have more than one word for "stick".


This. In probably most languages, different kinds of sticks would have different, more specific names. The absolute most precise translation of "Baton Rouge" (given the circumstance in which its name was derived) would probably be "red maypole".






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Bill Parker?
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


The popular game played by both rural and urban poverty stricken kids.

Stickball. Buncha mouf breathin' idgets.






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TigerHam85
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re: Trivia question from the bar last night


Le Fap





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