A New Contest? – Creative uses for Corn Cobs

Well, even the natives looked a little askance at this item in our local paper today.
Corn Cobs

After a strenuous session of Corn Holeing (sp) on a hot spring day, I would say refreshments are certainly called for.

Well, what is it? A caption or two could help, or a creative description of the rules for the contest, in terms designed not to offend the delicate sensibilities of the Charioteers (or as suitable for mixed company, as my mother used to say).

No prizes for this, just the smug satisfaction of knowing what the country folks get up to on a Saturday afternoon.

Author: Low Wattage

Expat Welshman, educated (somewhat) in UK, left before it became fashionable to do so. Now a U.S. Citizen, and recent widower, playing with retirement and house remodeling, living in Delaware and rural Maryland (weekends).

13 thoughts on “A New Contest? – Creative uses for Corn Cobs”

  1. Sounds a bit like Jukskei

    Okay, there’s no hole in jukskei but I have a feeling that the games are similar, bored farmers trying to pass the time of day ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Spousal unit says this is very rude and then laughed.
    Couldn’t quite see it as a usual occupation for the American Legion, at least he hopes not!

  3. janh1 :

    Simple pleasures, eh? I prefer boules.

    Boules? Pshaw! A total waste of space and a French and/or Italian perversion of the true sport, in my opinion.

    Not that one can blame the Frogs or the Eyeties for their pathetic attempts to recreate the glories of lawn bowls. They can’t help not being British and having the good fortune to live in a ‘sceptred isle’ where we have the right climate to produce the necessary expanses of proper grass. We have also had the time and expertise to mould said bits of green ground into superb surfaces where the game can be played at the highest level. Said Continentals have to scratch around chucking their boules over rough bits of poor soil into relative proximity to their cochonnet (presumably something to do with a pig). We devotees of the higher game glide our bools across the immaculate sward to nestle beside the jack – an honest British sort of name.

    It makes me proud to be British.

    Not, for the avoidance of doubt, that I am criticising the bowling greens of our former Empire where our forebears took the great game. I have played on South African greens and, in about a month, I hope to be rolling a bool or two on an Aussie green. I have heard good reports of them.

  4. CO: Perfect response, should not offend anyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hello Ara:

    No apologies are required.

    Your #6 was not removed by me and I did read it before it was zapped.

    I was attempting to get people to use their imagination. Wiki. ” Imagination”. What do Charioteers think it means? Doesn’t anyone else see anything unusual in this odd juxtaposition of words coupled with the American Legion?

    Difficult thing humor even with out the U. Maybe next time.

  5. As can be seen from my first comment I didn’t get the slightest whiff of any humour, however after further investigation and in particular reference to the urban dictionary I now understand .

    LW Same language different worlds? I enjoyed investigating this, more please.

  6. LW, no Uk person would understand’ corn holing’. Not ever used. Even I had to ask spousal unit and I’ve only been here on and off 35 years!

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