[tlhIngan Hol] new words: ghIchDep

Russ Perry Jr russperryjr at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jul 29 08:11:51 PDT 2020


I would argue that the traveling circus is more of a historical idea these days.  What you describe sounds to me (a Midwesterner) as a fair or carnival; a circus should have a tent with performers, probably animals, etc.  I think for the most part, the circuses that have survived are firmly rooted in place.  However, it may survive to some extent (mostly in the south??) with daredevil acts at traveling fairs.

Russ

> On Jul 29, 2020, at 9:03 AM, Alan Anderson <qunchuy at alcaco.net> wrote:
> 
> On Jul 29, 2020, at 6:59 AM, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:
>> [...]
>> I'm just checking that I'm getting this right; "carnival" reminds me of
>> dancing people in the street, as you might know from Brasil, and also
>> disguised in Germany nd other countries.
> 
> I distinguish between the spellings “carnival” (a traveling amusement park) and “Carnaval” (the Brazilian pre-Lent celebration).
> 
>> "Circus" makes me think of a big tent with clowns, artists and dancing
>> elephants.
>> 
>> Is that correct? Or do americans use "circus" to refer to a funfair?
> 
> 
> In my experience, a traveling circus typically has a section called a “midway” with games of skill or chance and the kind of rides that one expects to see in an amusement park. 
> 
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