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