I grew up in a small town in Eastern Kentucky, and we played a game called sookie (soak e). This game is very similar to dodge ball except that it is every man for himself. Adults taught us this game and it was what it was called when they were children so the name goes back to at least the early fifties. When I went to college I discovered that no one else called it as such. The name sounds very close to the Russian derogatory word for women (suka).
Has any one else played a game like this and was it referred to by the same name?
How do regionally created names perpetuate and are they less prevalent today when someone can look up dodge ball on the internet?