…and they throw stuff at you. Blogger David M.
was reading The Corner last
“National Review’s John Derbyshire has just been engaged in a bit of
cribbage blogging: ‘Fifteen two, fifteen four, fifteen six, and two for his
heels.’ Where I come from, his heels is counted as soon as the deck is cut
and the start card is shown (if that card happens to be a jack). His heels
is not scored along with the hand, as in Mr. Derbyshire’s example. Perhaps
Mr. Derbyshire is thinking of his nobs, which is indeed scored with the
hand, but is worth only one point.”
Where **I** come from, David, it’s “one for his nob” in the hand score. I
thought that would be mis-interpreted, though, so I substituted “two for his
heels.” Who knew that any Americans had even HEARD of cribbage?
(Although, now I come to think of it, there is a cribbage reference in that
1970s movie THE STING.)