PHOTO: The publicist for Gay Days at Tybee Island, Georgia, deserves a big fat raise. Not only did she send us a cute photo of two hot guys amusing themselves on the picturesque island. But she titled the image “playing cornhole”—which naturally sent it to the top of our in-box.
For the uninitiated, cornhole is an old-timey game in which players take turns throwing weighted bags at a raised platform that has a hole in it. (It’s also known as “corn toss,” “bean-bag toss,” “baggo” and “bags,” but none of those names make us giggle.)
If this sounds like fun, GaySavannah.com is sponsoring a whole weekend of events for the LGBT community at Tybee Gay Days 2013, being held May 3-5 on Tybee Island, a pastoral paradise just 20 minutes outside Savannah.
Below, bone up on some common cornhole terminology.
- Back door: A cornhole that goes over the top of a blocker and into the hole.
- Dirty bag : A bag that is on the ground or is hanging off the board touching the ground
- Gusher: Four cornholes by a single player in a single round
- Hooker: A bag hitting the board and hooking or curving around a blocker and going in the hole
- Nothing But hole: An expression that means the bag passed through the cornhole without touching the rim
- Sally: A toss that is thrown too weakly and lands on the ground before reaching the board
- Swish: A bag that goes directly in the hole without touching the board