The Peterson family invented a [family] game called ‘TING’, which originated on an outdoor basketball court.
There are two teams and two bases (the pole that the basket sits atop of).
It is like ultimate frisbee, in that, when you have the frisbee in your hand, you can’t move your feet. After the frisbee is thrown, you can run and jump around again.
The Peterson’s started calling the game ‘TING’ because of the sound the frisbee made when it hit the pole – ‘TING’ game point!
So, when a few families gathered for a birthday dinner – the after dinner games were inevitable.
A small group played Pinochle, others basketball.
I started tossing the frisbee with one of the girls, which turned into a group tossing the frisbee, which ended in a large group playing TING…that’s when I stepped out for my pocket camera.
Somehow, I and the original frisbee thrower ended up sitting in the warm living room, while TING was being played.
I got the fun started, my work here is done.
So, imagine our surprise, when Dan opened a fortune cookie and we saw the word TING!
TING in Mandarin (right?) means, ‘to hear’ and JiaTing means ‘Family’
WHAT?! A family game, invented [by a family] and named from the sound they heard after scoring!
P.s. I love languages.