I love sports, most of them anyway (not ice hockey or boxing and the like where people aim to hurt each other). But I like sports for the fun of playing the game, the fresh air and exercise. I'm not a fan of professional sports. I'm also not a fan of professional sports fans. Kinda creepy. I mean, if you love football so much, why don't you put the beer down, take that stupid jersey off (by the way you're last name is NOT "Favre"), get off the couch and go throw a ball with your kid, eh?
I'm not a fan of the nesting dolls either. Also kinda creepy -- like the big one ate the rest...
Ah, I understand. Makes perfect sense, but I have a somewhat different guideline for adding words to the list c_b refers to. It's not that the thing or concept is so obscure that it doesn't (or wouldn't) have a name, but that the name itself is somewhat obscure. I know lots of people who know of Russian dolls; I don't know many who know that this is the word for them. More of a "What the heck is that called, anyway?" kind of list. Completely subjective, you see. :-)
Well, the It Has A Name category presupposes (to me) that the thing/concept is so obscure that it seems it most probably wouldn't have a name. Try this: - there's a word for having rounded buttocks that resemble the two shapeliest hills of the seven in downtown Amman? - there's a word for Russian dolls? The latter doesn't have enough wow in it for me, so I was inviting c_b to explain why there was wow in it for her.
c_b, why would you be surprised that a prime cultural icon of a major world society has a name? I can't think of why it wouldn't have a name. It'd be like Americans never having gotten around to naming baseball. "Gee, what is that thing I take my son to every Saturday morning where they throw the ball around and run between the bases if they hit it?"
A matryoshka doll or a Russian nested doll, also called a stacking doll or Babooshka doll, is a set of dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside the other. "Matryoshka" is a derivative of the Russian female first name "Matryona", which is traditionally associated with a fat, robust Russian woman.