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, "dianejoy@e..." <dianejoy@e...> wrote:
> I had that same reaction to Theoden's remark myself. I hated the
> tossing references; I thought this particular "sport of kings"
> in Elizabethan England, though I don't know when or how I first
> association. Wasn't sure if it's a "sport" confined to
I always though it was a just a 1980's bar fad that got a certain
amount of media attention. It does seem sort of vaguely
Elizabethen, though, now that you mention it(or at least the type of
thing a more modern writer might choose to put in that time period).