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(The Local)   Petanque is a French form of lawn-bowling popular among octogenarians, played with one wooden ball and multiple hollow metal balls. In the Lizy-sur-Ourcq variation, a rampaging circus elephant may also be involved   ( thelocal.fr) divider line
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2013-09-10 02:21:26 AM  
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jaytkay: Helpful illustration for those who have not seen petanque:

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Oh yes, showing a Québec dish is totally helpful when trying to picture a ball game played in France. In the same vein, here is a helpful illustration for those who have not seen English cricket:

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2013-09-10 01:22:34 AM  
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"the elephant had grabbed a tarpaulin and placed it over the electric fence surrounding its pen, before breaking through barriers and trailers that formed a second enclosure."

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"Clever girl..."
2013-09-09 11:40:00 PM  
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Pelutho (noun) - a south American ball game. The balls are whacked repeatedly against a brick wall with a stout bat until the prisoner confesses.
2013-09-09 11:25:40 PM  
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That elephant was just practicing Parkour, the French martial art of running away as fast as possible.
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