charliepatrick
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June 1st, 2022 at 4:57:08 PM permalink
Just for Fun!

I spotted this puzzle in today's paper (Daily Mail UK: 1st June 2022 - see #2) and I admit I had never heard of "Big Red".

For fun, assuming you know the answer and perhaps this should be in the puzzles area, how many other terms can one think of.

Please only post one per day per person and there's no need to put them in spoilers. Please add one to the list and see how many we can all think of. Then when you're bored see if you can think of another one that's not already on the list.

btw unless you know the UK well there's little chance of getting #4!
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June 2nd, 2022 at 2:55:58 AM permalink
Yo

for some reason Craps players in the US don't seem much to use the terms 'snake eyes' and 'boxcars' though you hear it some

could be because the dealers favor those that can't be mistaken for something else ... which is why 'eleven' is not used by them
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June 2nd, 2022 at 4:40:58 AM permalink
Thanks Charliepatrick.

1.
2/3x - 4/9x =8
x(2/3 - 4/9) = 8
x(6/9 - 4/9) = 8
x= 8/(2/9)= 8*9/2 = 36

5.
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June 2nd, 2022 at 4:44:19 AM permalink
SNOWMEN

Poker term for hold'em - refers to 8-8.
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June 2nd, 2022 at 8:58:03 AM permalink
Fade that (from craps). There is an old Abbott and Costello routine where they are playing craps that is loaded with gambling terms.
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June 2nd, 2022 at 9:39:24 AM permalink
I think the answer to #2 is World, or as some craps players say, Whirl.
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June 2nd, 2022 at 11:13:22 AM permalink
Quote: onebok

Thanks Charliepatrick.

1.
2/3x - 4/9x =8
x(2/3 - 4/9) = 8
x(6/9 - 4/9) = 8
x= 8/(2/9)= 8*9/2 = 36

Correct so far, as 36 is the total numbers of calls they each must make. Sebastian has made 24 calls (2/3 of 36).
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June 2nd, 2022 at 12:24:33 PM permalink
Ballerina = 2-2
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June 2nd, 2022 at 1:36:42 PM permalink
Well, since nobody else has said it:

3. Clement Attlee, who was the PM from 1945 to 1951.

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June 2nd, 2022 at 2:10:41 PM permalink
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June 3rd, 2022 at 5:34:25 AM permalink
Quote: charliepatrick

I admit I had never heard of "Big Red".
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Even when betting on it, we don't say 'seven'. but there is a spot to bet it. It's often a rectangle at the top of the hardways and the word seven in red. Sometimes it's off to the side as seen in the first image, the spot is big, and the seven is in red, which is probably where the 'big' part of the name comes from.

Here's a term that hasn't been mentioned yet:
Dice with fives.
Sometimes the suit clubs.
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June 3rd, 2022 at 5:48:09 AM permalink
My dad always says "Eighter from Decatur."

While on this topic, I wonder if anyone knows what the phrase "Jody, pick the cotton in the forks o' the branch!" means. I heard it in some songs written and performed by Merle Travis. For example, here are the lyrics to a verse of "John Henry Junior":

Well, John Henry Junior had a pretty little gal
Who would kneel with him down on the floor,
And holler, "Jody, pick the cotton in the forks o' the branch!"
Every time Junior rolled a fourLittle Joe
Every time Junior rolled a four.

The phrase also appears in other Travis songs.

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