Word of the Day / Tofeset: When Catching Means Playing Tag

In Hebrew, when you play catch – or 'tofeset', from the word litfos, 'to catch' – what you’re catching is not a spherical plaything but a child.

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It seems obvious to English speakers that when one plays catch, the object one is catching (and throwing) is a ball. But in Hebrew, when you play catch...