Originating in Latin palus, a stick is a elongated piece of solid material which usually has a cylinder shape so that its handling is simple. Its uses are very diverse and depend on context .
Sometimes a stick can be a dipstick or post which is used to tie, hold or delimit something. For example: "I'm going to tie the horse to that stick while we eat", “If you stick a stick in the pot, you will make the plant grow upright”, “I stumbled on a stick that was at the edge of the street to prevent vehicles from climbing on the sidewalk”.
The stick can also be used as weapon , taking advantage that it is usually made with blunt materials such as wood: "The young man was hit in the head with a stick", "We tried to defend ourselves with sticks, but criminals had guns", "When the stick hit his arm, he could hear the sound of the bone breaking".
Sticks, on the other hand, can be used in the manner of a mango to manipulate various tools : “I need a longer stick for the dryer”, "Please, write down in the shopping list that we must acquire a new stick for the broom".
In this sense we have to state that there are so-called self-sticks. These are handles of a certain length that are used to place a camera or a mobile phone at a point. For what purpose? Fundamentally with that the person holding it can take a picture of themselves, selfie, with a certain perspective.
Such is the pull that these selfies are getting that the belfies stick have also reached the market. These are some sticks for selfies that allow a snapshot of the ass.
Within the musical field, we can say that flamenco is divided into several sticks. Thus, this type of music and dance, originally from Andalusia and which is declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is composed of several sticks or varieties depending on the rhythm, geographical origin or character. Among the most significant are the following:
• Fandango, which is one of the fundamental flamenco clubs and which is composed of a live movement.
• Copy. In the eighteenth century is the origin of this other variety of flamenco, which also receives the name of Andalusian song and has had great figures who have interpreted it as would be the case of Lola Flores, Juana Reina, Concha Piquer, Marifé de Jury Triana or Rocío.
• Joy, which has become a fundamental piece of Cádiz folklore.
• Bulería, which has a fast pace and is accompanied by palms.
• Sevillanas, which have become one of the most widespread flamenco clubs.
It is known as stick at different kinds or series of cards that form a deck of cards . In the Spanish deck, the sticks are gold, cup, sword and coarse.
In the field of sport , the notion of stick is also frequent. It may be the element used to impact the ball on the Golf , he softball , he hockey and other sports (“My first uncle gave me my golf club”) or of the posts that form the arch or goal in the soccer ("The ball hit the left post and then entered the goal.").