Posted by Smokey Stover on March 25, 2005
In Reply to: Deceased Quasimodo posted by SR on March 21, 2005
: : In the game of horseshoe pitching when using cancellation scoring, a ringer that tops an opponent's ringer cancels both ringers from scoring and they are called "dead ringers"....usually the call is "two dead ringers, 1 point" or "three ringers, 3 points" so the scorekeeper can mark the scoresheet, giving each pitcher credit for one dead ringer and 1 point for a second shoe lying closest to the stake or 3 points and credit for a second ringer that was not cancelled. The total number of ringers (live and dead) is divided by the number of shoes pitched to calculate each pitcher's "ringer average" which is used as a measure of skill.
: Interesting stuff there, but after reading an earlier posting on this page, I can't help myself. Are you sure it is not what they had when Quasimodo fell from the belfry? SR
I like the joke, but oddly enough I never heard the expression "dead ringer" used except in reference to an exact lookalike. "That girl is a dead ringer for Cher." SS