Horeshoes & Handgrenades ("almost" doesn't count, except for...)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 16 12:30:48 UTC 1999

On Wed, 15 Dec 1999 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

> 1973, DOVE, gospel songs by Bill Landers including "Hand grenades and
> horseshoes."  Published at Waco, Texas.
> 1975, CLOSE DOESN'T COUNT, a novel by John Craig.

This is excellent early evidence.  Another early citation of interest is
an article by John A. Ferejohn and Morris P. Fiorina in the American
Political Science Review, September 1975, entitled "Closeness Counts Only
in Horseshoes and Dancing."

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Associate Librarian for Public Services     TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD
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Yale Law School                             Oxford University Press, 1998
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