Hockey

On Language Log, Bill Poser introduces some links as follows:
Hockey is not a popular sport in the Punjab but it is THE sport in Canada, which now has a large Punjabi population. An interesting example of cultural integration is the fact that CBC Sports now has hockey commentary in Punjabi.
I found this highly bizarre, since some knowledge of Empire indicates that hockey is most certainly popular in the Punjab. But then I realized - as did the two other commenters - that he means ice hockey. Here are some personalities in Punjab hockey (the real thing).
Born on October 10, 1951, Surjit Singh played for Lyallpur Khalsa College under Guru Nanak Dev University and later for Combined Universities team as deep defender. Surjit Singh made his international debut in the second World Cup Hockey Tournament in Amsterdam in 1973. He was a member of the Indian team which under the leadership of charismatic leader Ajit Pal Singh won the third World Cup Hockey Tournament at Kuala Lumpur in 1975. He also participated in the fifth World Cup Hockey Tournament, the 1974 and 1978 Asian Games, 1976 Montreal Olympic Games Surjit Singh was acclaimed as one of the best full backs in the world. In 1973 he was included in the World Hockey XI. Next year he was a member of the All-Star Hockey XI ...
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