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Comment <p>Protoball asked Mister Google abo <p>Protoball asked Mister Google about the word "hookum snivy", and he, rather less helpfully and rather more cryptically than usual, said this: "My Quaker grandmother, born in Maryland in 1823, used [the word] in my hearing when she was about seventy years old. She said that it was a barbarism in use among common people and that we must forget it.</p> ople and that we must forget it.</p>
Description <p>Our single reference to this game <p>Our single reference to this game comes from an 1847 Alabama newspaper in its attempt to describe curling to southern readers: “Did you ever play ‘bass ball,’ or ‘goal,’ or ‘hook-em-snivy,’ on the ice?” Its nature is unknown. “Hookum-snivy” is slang for adultery, not that it matters.</p> r adultery, not that it matters.</p>
Game Eras Predecessor  +
Game Family Hook-em-snivy  +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Invented Game false  +
Sources <p><span>The </span>< <p><span>The </span><em>Alabama Reporter</em><span>, as reprinted in </span><em>Spirit of the Times</em><span> </span>(January 16, 1847)<span>, page 559.</span><span>  </span><span>Provided by David Block, 2/28/2008.</span></p> d Block, 2/28/2008.</span></p>
Term Hook-em-Snivy  +
Categories Games  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 13 December 2018 15:32:13  +
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