[Ads-l] "seven toed pete" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Tue Jul 21 15:05:00 UTC 2015


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Date is 23 Jun 1918.

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> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Laurence Horn
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> > On Jul 20, 2015, at 2:10 PM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) =
> <william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL> wrote:
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> > Jonathan Lighter on the list in 2013:
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> >> Means "seven-card stud." Not in OED. I heard it in the late '50s and
> >>brought it to the attention of the List in 2005.
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> >> 1919 _Evening Herald_ (Klamath Falls, Ore.) (Aug. 13) 4: Nifty with =
> the
> >> cards, especially Seven-Toed Pete.
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> >> 1922 _Bellingham Herald_ (June 28) 9: Black-jack, faro, roulette,
> >>seven-toed Pete, draw, African golf and crackola.
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> 
> What's the date on this?
> > Portland OR _Oregon Daily Journal_ p 21 col 2 "The hands were drawn in
> > what is known as the "Seven-toed-Pete" game =
> and first P. P. held a heart royal flush and second P. P held a diamond = royal flush."
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> I've been playing poker since the early 70s (not the 50s) and have never = encountered "Seven-toed Pete" for 7-card stud (or any other
> game), but = have come across "Three-toed Pete" for a dealer's choice variant (I = think it's the one in which three of a kind is the best hand
> and a = straight beats a flush, based on relative probabilities).  One card is = dealt down and two up, with rounds of betting in between, so it
> is = formally a stud rather than draw game, and it can be played straight = high or high-low; in the latter case, the best low hand is 3-2-A.
> 
> LH
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