enielsen wrote:I think it's probably just an extension of the sports usage of "bowl" (which is derived presumably from the bowl shape of football stadiums). Sort of like how all political (or even nonpolitical) scandals are referred to as something "gate", after Watergate, even though very few of them are related in any way to that hotel.
TheConfessor wrote:I always figured the "bowl" term was originally based on the shape of the trophy awarded. But I could be mistaken. What's the deal with all the different international sporting "Cups"? Do they actually take place in stadiums shaped like cups?
skullturfq wrote:Perhaps a similar phenomenon is when people use the suffix "holic" to refer to addictions to things that don't end in "hol" -- chocoholic, shopaholic.
ArtVark wrote:I think some Bowls are named after the shape of the trophy. I doubt if the Bermuda Bowl has anything to do with the shape of the building in which it is played.
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