Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jan 15th – Family Circus & Sledding

Hello everyone!

Today’s comic is a Family Circus that highlights a fun winter sport. 

Comic Breakdown

Billy is going sledding. 

Why is this funny?

Billy is using a skateboard to go sledding.  Many would consider this weird and others would consider this smart. 

Though you could use a skateboard to go sledding most people would not.  A very popular alternative to use as a sled are cardboard boxes.  You can go down a hill in a box as is or you can reshape it into a sled shape.

What is sledding?

Sledding is a worldwide winter sport, activity, and form of transportation.  Using a sled, a person may slide down a hill, mountain or steep ground.  Sleds are flat board devices made out of wood, plastic or metal. 

Wooden Sled

 Plastic Sled

Sledding is a popular winter sport in many parts of the world; especially in North America and Europe. 

Sledding goes by different names in different parts of the English world. 

Other popular names for the sport in English are sledging or tobogganing.

In other languages, sledding goes by the names of:

French (Français): Luge

Swedish (Svenska): Kälksport

Polish (Polski): Sanki

German (Deutsch): Rodeln

Today’s images are from here, here, here, here, here, and here .

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