Wu Ting
What are pennants mentioned in the second sentence? Thank you. PS: the excerpt is taken from “Kneller’s Happy Campers” written by an Israeli author, Etgar Keret. And I’m reading an English translation. the context: We did all the dishes and we were putting them away when Ronny started telling me this really weird story about how once, when he was just ten maybe, he took a cab, on his own, to see the two Tel Aviv soccer teams play each other. He was dead gone on the yellow team, with the hats and the pennants and everything, and all through the game they were right on top of the other side’s goal. Those guys couldn’t keep the ball for two passes in a row. But then, eight minutes before the end of the game, the other team scored an offside goal. No two ways about it. It was such an obvious offside—like the replays they show on TV. The yellows tried to argue, but the referee gave the goal, and that was that. The other team won, and Ronny went home totally burned up.
Oct 23, 2019 2:20 AM
Answers · 2
Pennants here refers to little flags of colour - the colour of your team - that are used for decor or for waving around during a match. Pennants can mean something very sightly different in other contexts.
October 23, 2019
Pennants are the flags which people wave during different sporting events, such as a soccer game. Hard word! Best of luck.
October 23, 2019
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Wu Ting
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
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English