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    Do you guys know how to call in English a childrenīs game , in which girls have to jump over a piece of rubber band tied at the ends?

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    Re: game

    Quote Originally Posted by learner
    Do you guys know how to call in English a childrenīs game , in which girls have to jump over a piece of rubber band tied at the ends?
    I'm not familiar with a game that involves jumping over a rubber band. If it is a rope, it could be "jump rope". :wink:

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    I know the Chinese name for it, but - curiously - not the English name. ;)

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    That's probably because you spent too much of your time watching radios when you were a little girl..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    That's probably because you spent too much of your time watching radios when you were a little girl..

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    Re: game

    Quote Originally Posted by learner
    Do you guys know how to call in English a childrenīs game , in which girls have to jump over a piece of rubber band tied at the ends?
    Is it 'cat's cradle'? I'm not sure, but the name rings a bell.

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    Re: game

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    Quote Originally Posted by learner
    Do you guys know how to call in English a childrenīs game , in which girls have to jump over a piece of rubber band tied at the ends?
    Is it 'cat's cradle'? I'm not sure, but the name rings a bell.
    I'd also love to know the name of the game. Cat's cradle is the game in which you loop a piece of string tied at the ends on the fingers of both hands to form a pattern. Some people can successfully transfer this maze of string to another person's hands, but I never could. I am familiar with the game that is the object of our discussion. It is played by girls here in Brazil with a very long piece of elastic joined at the ends, not with a rubber band. I'm not sure whether American girls are familiar with this game. I'll ask my nieces about this. The game is relatively recent here - it first appeared about ten years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    That's probably because you spent too much of your time watching radios when you were a little girl..

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    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    That's probably because you spent too much of your time watching radios when you were a little girl..
    Could (or would) one of you guys explain the ambiguous sentence in blue to this latecomer? (just curious)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Could (or would) one of you guys explain the ambiguous sentence in blue to this latecomer? (just curious)
    Hi Susie,
    The sentence in blue was part of an English test I saw in a middle school a few weeks ago. I liked it so much I decided to keep it for my signature. ;)

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