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Talking Dart Lingo

 

You may not throw like a pro, but you sure can sound like one:

All the Varieties: A score of 57, for the advertising slogan of Heinz 57
Arrows: Darts
Bag o' Nuts: A score of 45
Basement: Double 3's
Bed: Any scoring segment of the board, like the 20's segment, 19's, etc.
Bed & Breakfast: A total turn score of 26 points
Bottom of the House: double 3's
Brush: Failing to get in a game before your opponent goes out
Bucket of Nails: All darts landing in the ones
Bull: A bullseye
Bust: Hitting a number higher than you need to go out
C or Classic: a score of 26
Can't Drive - when you hit 55
Chucker: Indifferent thrower
Clock: Another term for a dartboard
Cork: Bullseye, usually the doublebull
Diddle: Two darters throw 1 dart each at the bull, closest dart has option to start the game first
Double In: Starting a game with a double
Double Out: Winning a game on a double
Double Trouble: experiencing difficulty with hitting the desired double
Downstairs: The lower half of the board
Game Shot: The winning dart
Feathers: Another name for flights
Fletchings: Another name for flights
FM or Friggin Murphy: a score of 26, referring to Murphy's law
Half a Crown: A score fo 26, taken from the former British coinage, two shillings and sixpence equals half a crown...
Hat Trick: Three bullseyes
Hockey, Oche: The throwing or foul line
House: Describes the double or triple zone
JT or Just There: Describes any close shot, can be used sarcastically for a real bad shot
Kadhafi/Terrorist Darts: Cricket played going for as many points as possible, even if not needed to win.....
Leg: One game of a match
Madhouse: Double 1's (a player can go mad shooting at these things)
Diddle for the Middle, Middle for the Diddle: Throwing closest to the bull to establish who starts a game.
Mugs Away: A phrase meaning "loser of the last game goes first"
Nails: Darts, or 1's
Nine Mark: Hitting 3 triples with 3 darts
Perfect Game: For 501, nine dart game, for Cricket, an eight dart game.
Prophalactic: See rubber
Robin Hood: Impaling a dart into the flight or shaft of a dart already in the board.
Rod Sterling: Referring to someone hitting really awesome, in the twilight "zone"
Right House, Wrong Bed: Hitting the double or triple zone, but in the wrong number (ie- hitting a T5 instead of T20)
Rubber: The tie breaking game of a set
Scud: A dart way off the target
Shanghai A turn of 3 darts that scores a single, double, and triple in the same number wedge, in any order. ( example: S20, D20, T20 )
Short Ton T5 and two singles (25 points)
Shotgun Darts: When your round of darts is like buckshot (all over the board)
Skunked: Pee-U, getting brushed in a game
Slop: Hitting a number other than the intended
Just off the Wire: Hitting just outside the required double, journalistic play on the phrase
Three in a Bed: Three darts in the same number
Ton: A score of 100, can be written T
Ton o' Ones: A score of 5 by hitting 5 ones
Tops, Top of the House, Upstairs, Double Tops: all describe double 20
Trombones: A total turn score of 76 points
Wet Feet: Standing with your feet over the line

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