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  1. MacBlazZ New Member

    French
    Hey!
    Could someone please tell me how to translate "chamboule-tout", the famous game where you hit cans which are set like a pyramid with a tennis ball or with socks? thank you!
     
  2. JeanDeSponde

    JeanDeSponde Senior Member

    France, Lyon area
    France, Français
  3. MacBlazZ New Member

    French
    Merci beaucoup, et pour la bienvenue, et pour la traduction!
     
  4. Tas Senior Member

    France
    Australian English
    I realise that this can't possibly help MacBlazz now, but for the future that game is usually called Knock 'Em Over.
     
  5. JeanDeSponde

    JeanDeSponde Senior Member

    France, Lyon area
    France, Français
    Could there be different usual names in UK, Australia, US etc.?
     
  6. Uncle Bob Senior Member

    Hungary
    British English
    While I don't know the name of the game in BE - it may well be the same as in Australia - I don't think it would be "coconut shy" which is as described in the link you give. "Chamboule-tout" can, in theory at least, be played in the street while a coconut shy is restricted to fairgrounds and you pay to throw the balls to try and knock a single coconut off a support (which may perhaps have a dab of Superglue between it and the coconut!!).
     
  7. JeanDeSponde

    JeanDeSponde Senior Member

    France, Lyon area
    France, Français
    I see — similar games then, but still different...
     
  8. Franco-filly Senior Member

    Southern England
    English - Southern England
    I seem to recall calling it "knock down cans" as a kid.
     
  9. Tas Senior Member

    France
    Australian English
    In BE it's the typical game of knocking down piled up tins at a funfair or anywhere else, I believe
     
  10. franc 91 Senior Member

    France
    English - GB

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