[Ads-l] cornhole

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 19 08:22:47 EST 2017


I have nothing to add about the origin of "cornhole" as the name of the game, but last year I wrote about the origins of the bean bag-toss game "faba baga".

https://esnpc.blogspot.com/2016/08/parlor-quoits-bean-bags-and-faba-baga.html

"Faba" appears to be based on "fava", Italian for bean - so, "bean-a baga".

The inventor of the game, curiously enough, had close family ties to one of George Washington's closest aides, and to Franklin Roosevelt.
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now posted about on my blog, with thanks to discussion on this mailing list=
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12/18/17: Adventures in buggery and beanbags:

https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/12/18/adventures-in-buggery-and-beanbags/

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