Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Indoor Cornhole / Cornhole Interior

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

HOW MANY OF you knew that "Cornhole" was a completely innocent game played on the farm or in the backyard?
— Players toss a bean bag (traditionally a bag of corn) at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. Three points if you get the bag in the hole.
How many of you think of something entirely different when you hear the word "cornhole"?
— Slang for an anus or anal sex.
San Geraldo and I were in the second group. So we were stunned to see a box that said "Indoor Cornhole" in the game corner of Pedro and Kathleen's house.

The game was a gift from Pedro's mother-in-law, Rebecca (Kathleen's mother). I emailed Rebecca and, unlike her daughter and son-in-law, she was aware of the double meaning.

¿CUÁNTOS DE VOSOTROS sabíais que "Cornhole" era un juego completamente inocente jugado en la granja o en el patio trasero?
— Los jugadores tiran una bolsa de de maíz en una plataforma elevada con un agujero en el otro extremo. Tres puntos si obtienes la bolsa en el hoyo.
¿Cuántos de vosotros pensais en algo completamente diferente cuando escuchan la palabra "cornhole"?
— Jerga Americana para un ano o sexo anal.
San Geraldo y yo estábamos en el segundo grupo. Así que nos sorprendió ver una caja que decía "Cornhole interior" en la esquina del juego de la casa de Pedro y Kathleen.

El juego fue un regalo de la suegra de Pedro (la madre de Kathleen). Le envié un correo electrónico y, a diferencia de su hija y su yerno, ella era consciente del doble sentido.


LOOK WHAT CORNHOLING IS SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR!!!
¡¡¡MIRA PARA QUÉ ESTÁ DISEÑADO ESPECIALMENTE CORNHOLING!!!
PEDRO PLAYING. HE LOOKS SO MUCH LIKE THE FARMER ON THE BOX.
PEDRO JUGANDO. SE PARECE TANTO COMO EL GRANJERO EN LA CAJA.

22 comments:

  1. I think you have to be "of a certain age" to know the double entendre meaning of "cornholing." I am of that certain age, lol! And my, what happy looking farmers on that box.

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    1. Debra,
      I thought you had to be of a certain age to know the game, and I’m much too young.

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  2. Is there no decency left!! lol This is a very old term around here. Haven't heard it in a very long time.
    Have fun playing!!

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    1. Jim,
      The term began nearly 100 years ago.

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  3. It is a pretty common beach bar game here in Belize. I, like you and SG would have been, was fairly astonished when I heard about the cornhole competitions being held at the bar.

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    1. Wilma,
      Ha! I would have wondered about THAT bar.

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  4. Indoor corn hole?!?!? I'm leaving this one alone.......

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    1. Mistress maddie,
      Have you ever tried it indoors?

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  5. Dumb Deedles didn't discern the double meaning. Heck, I didn't discern either meaning! When I did hear the term, very rarely, I just assumed it meant the same as pie hole. My kind of cluelessness kept me out of a lot of trouble. Being shy has its advantages. I'm so glad you're feeling better, Mitchell.

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    1. Deedles,
      That was one of the questions asked of us that night: What? Is it like pie hole? Doing much better in recent days.

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  6. @maddie - chicken!

    @debra - my mind went THERE immediately! didn't have to stop and think twice!

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    1. Anne Marie,
      When do you suppose was the last time someone called Maddie chicken?

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  7. In French it's jouer aux poches, poches = bags and is popular with kids. Though the word poches can also have a double meaning.

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    1. Laurent,
      Everything has a double meaning!

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  8. Haha! I've known it was a game for a long time, but it stills sounds dirty to my ears when I hear it! "Indoor Cornhole" is probably more comfortable than the outdoor variety! LOL!

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    1. Jennifer,
      I’ve never tried it indoor or outdoor. Well I mean... oh never mind!

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  9. I was with you about cornhole until we moved to Smallville and someone asked me if I like the game of cornhole and I said, "It depends, who's playing?"

    Indoor cornhole is best suited for those colder climes.

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    1. Bob,
      Your answer could have sounded equally innocent. Well done. I’m sure colder climes was exactly why indoor cornhole was created.

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  10. The first time I heard my sister-in-law ask if I wanted to join in a game of cornhole in the back yard in Cleveland, I was wondered what kind of a family I had married into.

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    1. Travel,
      How Long did it take you to tell her?

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  11. They're pretty popular in recent years, people pay well over 150 bucks for a set.

    And people called me stupid for buying video games.

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    1. Adam,
      Wait. A set of what? Oh, I get it.

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