[Ads-l] Web pop-up

Marc Sacks msacksg at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 19 09:42:53 EST 2017


Also in Massachusetts, I guess, since there have been cornhole tournaments
at my institution's team cookouts for the last few years. Growing up in
Pittsburgh and living around Boston for many years, I never heard the term
before then. The nearest equivalent was "bean bag."

The name for the board is new to me but seems self-evident.

--Marc Sacks

On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 12:56 PM, Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

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> >  No idea what "cornhole boards" are.
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> In Wisconsin, the term is used (in place of "bean bag throw" or "tailgate
> toss") supposedly because the bags were once filled w/ dried corn kernels
> but it's used by everybody I know with full knowledge of the innuendo.
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> On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 1:07 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > ENTER To Win!
> > SUTLIFF
> > CORNHOLE BOARDS
> > A $175 VALUE!
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> > No idea what "cornhole boards" are. The pop-up was on the page of an
> > on-line tobacconist.
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