What does this mean? "Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades".?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Almost isn't good enough....in life you have to score/make decisions/be correct. Almost only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades because you can be close and still hit your target.

  • 4 years ago

    Horseshoes And Hand Grenades

  • 1 decade ago

    You get points in horseshoes for coming close even if your horseshoe doesn't circle the post and fall at its foot. Likewise, you inflict injuries with a grenade that lands close but misses the exact target.

    The probverb uses "only," however, and that is the key word because it indicates that you get NO credit for "almost" hitting your target (achieving your goal) in any endeavor outside of horseshoes and (throwing) grenades.

  • 1 decade ago

    If my hand grenade falls short of hitting you by two feet, "almost" hitting you counts! In horseshoes, you aim to ring the horseshoe around an iron pipe, but if the shoe lands within one horseshoe of the pipe, you still get points!

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  • 5 years ago

    The hand grenades part was added later. Originally people just said, 'Close only counts in horseshoes'.

  • 4 years ago

    he almost got away from the grenade! now think about that

  • 1 decade ago

    usually in life if u are Almost there its the same as being nowhere...u havent won anything so technically its the same as being in last place however in horsehsoes whoever throws the piece closets to the goal wins so if ur Almost there u have a chance to win

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Some pretty good arguments.

  • 1 decade ago

    It means you still lose. Almost is not good enough.

  • 1 decade ago

    it means that you may possibly be redneck, but, almost definetly midwest.

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