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PostPosted: 18 Jan 2018, 02:22 
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I'm quite sure I could paddle my canoe with one of my "paddles".. Just need to wait for the ice to melt and we'll give this theory a try!

Why wait? Try playing table tennis with one of your canoe paddles ;)


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Riot207 wrote:
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I'm quite sure I could paddle my canoe with one of my "paddles".. Just need to wait for the ice to melt and we'll give this theory a try!

Why wait? Try playing table tennis with one of your canoe paddles ;)


May need to make a few adjustments with my mitre saw so I'm not hitting my club mates next to me, but challenge accepted!

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If I had to hazard a guess, it comes from it's resemblance to the paddles people used to use to spank their children. And they probably chose it because it didn't resemble anything close to a baseball bat, which is the only thing that comes to an American's mind when one uses the word "bat"....aside from the animal.

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If I had to hazard a guess, it comes from it's resemblance to the paddles people used to use to spank their children. And they probably chose it because it didn't resemble anything close to a baseball bat, which is the only thing that comes to an American's mind when one uses the word "bat"....aside from the animal.


We should be lucky then we did not end up with a 'spatula', 'shovel', or may be a 'fan'. In Russian it is pretty much a 'racquet', I believe, same word used for big tennis, TT, squash, and badminton.

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Japsican wrote:
If I had to hazard a guess, it comes from it's resemblance to the paddles people used to use to spank their children.


This one bears a striking resemblance, but probably not ITTF approved :lol:

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Was your bat (other names for it available) brand spanking new? Asking for a friend.

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Dusty,

Was your bat (other names for it available) brand spanking new? Asking for a friend.

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Go to TT retailers in different parts of the world, see what they call it.



:D

Why do that when we have a lovely platform with people from all over the world to weigh on this topic?!

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