Talk:Horseshoes

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Horseshoes or Horseshoe[edit]

Do we really need two pages on this topic? Should this page be a redirct so that people get to the main article and just merge in any additional information from here? Vegaswikian 21:37, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)

It probably should be restored to how it was: Horseshoe being the article about the items themselves and Horseshoes being about the game, but with a little disambig link notice at the top pointing to the main article. Horseshoes (game) (the name, not the content that is currently there) is unnecessary. DreamGuy 15:23, Apr 11, 2005 (UTC)
I've detailed the situation on Wikipedia:Duplicate_articles. Sorry for the mixup. --Rossumcapek 21:08, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)


The history section has a weasel phrase that needs citation, although I'm not sure how to mark it as such: "Nonetheless, there is a theory that the camp followers of the Grecian armies, who could not afford the discus, took discarded horseshoes, set up a stake and began throwing horseshoes at it." Who's theory is this? Can we get a citation or have it deleted? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.154.167.153 (talk) 19:10, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

This website[edit]

éThis website is coolƏ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.193.242.106 (talk) 20:04, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Second point[edit]

From the article, I cannot tell whether the second shoe has to be within six inches of the stake in order to qualify for a second point. (Obviously, it has to be closer to the stake than any shoe of the opponent.) —Quantling (talk | contribs) 18:49, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

"Close only counts in horseshoes"[edit]

That's the quote, really? For over thirty years I've always heard it as "Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades" not merely just horseshoes. The one being about scoring in the game, the other being about the effectiveness of the weapon. - annonymous 4/9/2012 5:02 AM EST — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.64.5.105 (talk) 09:02, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

"Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and brain surgery." 50.202.81.2 (talk) 02:01, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
I don't know about brain surgery, but the modern version is "close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and atom bombs". It's probably quite silly to even mention the saying. But then, this article needs a lot more cleanup than that... Huw Powell (talk) 19:48, 19 June 2013 (UTC)