In a significantly more recent article, the evolutionary psychologist Peter Gray tries to make the case that all formal team sports are variations of tag—a three-year-old playing tag and an NFL wide receiver are both outrunning a pursuer, Gray points out.

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Accordingly, we’re diversifying our understanding of why animals play.

Simple survival instinct may be the beginning, but it may also be, for instance, that animals play in order to learn boundaries in their communities—how hard they can bite, for instance, without pissing their pals off.

Well, they and their progeny called the familiar kids' game duck-duck-gray-duck because that's what people called it back in the old country—in Swedish, it's anka-anka-grå-anka.

It’s just one of those immigrant contributions that stick.

Irish and Scots brought fiddle music; Hungarians brought goulash; Swedes brought duck-duck-gray-duck, which endures in the upper Midwest.

There is a Swedish variant equivalent to the standard American name, called anka-anka-gås.

But the gray duck’s the one that made it across the ocean.

In departing from duck-duck orthodoxy, the Swedes are hardly alone.

In DUCK DUCK GOOSE, a high-flying bachelor goose named Peng (voiced by Jim Gaffigan) is injured in flight and finds himself saddled with two adorably hilarious and demanding ducklings (voiced by Zendaya and Lance Lim), on a long journey south that will turn this scrappy threesome into a family.

In addition to the vocal talent of Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya and Lance Lim, DUCK DUCK GOOSE features the voices of Greg Proops, Natasha Leggero, Reggie Watts, Diedrich Bader, Jennifer Grey, Rick Overton, Craig Ferguson, Stephen Fry and the legendary Carl Reiner.

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