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Author Topic: Challenge game ; Friday 1st of September.  (Read 135 times)
Les303
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« on: September 02, 2017, 01:18:15 PM »

Gooday Alan ,

As I haven't annoyed you for a while , I thought it was about time that I did so.
(Did I just hear a heavy sigh of exasperation in the background .)
Anyway , I played PADEL but it came up as not known ?
I couldn't try PADDEL (which I believe is the American spelling ) as only one " D " available so also curious to know if PADDEL is in our word list.

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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 03:21:54 PM »

[Sigh!]

When you enquire about a word that's been disallowed, Les, it's a good idea to mention the word's meaning. As it is, I don't know whether you mean
  • padel, a racquet sport popular in Spain and Latin America, usually played in doubles on a small, closed court (Wiktionary); or
  • paddle, the way you move a canoe forward, etc.

If you mean the former, it's not accepted because it's only in one dictionary, as far as I can see, and nobody has ever suggested it. A newspaper article last year described it as the world's fastest growing sport, so perhaps we should allow it, soon if not now. If you mean the latter, I'm afraid your spelling has let you down. Either way, there is no "paddel".
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 03:46:07 PM »

Thanks Alan ,
I was referring to the racquet sport & I did get the American spelling wrong , apparently the yanks call the sport " PADDLE " tennis.
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