Aunt Sally

Aunt Sally is a traditional throwing game. The term is often used metaphorically to mean something that is a target for criticism. In particular, referring to the fairground origins, an Aunt Sally would be "set up" deliberately to be subsequently "knocked down", usually by the same person who set the person up.

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Steventon, Oxfordshire - Amenities
... Both The Fox and North Star have Aunt Sally pitches and regularly enter teams into the Abingdon District Aunt Sally League ... has a cricket pitch and the Steventon Sports and Social Club which also plays Aunt Sally ...
Alice Kathleen Mc Kinley - Characters
... Aunt Sally is Alice's deceased mother's sister ... Alice sometimes mistakes her memories of her mother with memories of Aunt Sally ... Aunt Sally is very good at giving advice to Alice, but sometimes with personal questions Alice asks Aunt Sally's daughter, Carol instead ...
Aunt Sally - Cultural References
... Aunt Sally is played in the British detective television series Midsomer Murders, episode 18, "Dark Autumn." ...
Bampton, Oxfordshire - Amenities - Bampton & District Aunt Sally
... Aunt Sally is a traditional throwing game, played predominantly in pubs in Oxfordshire ... The Bampton District Aunt Sally Association was formed in 1971 ...

Famous quotes related to aunt sally:

    I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can’t stand it. I been there before.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Aunt Sally she was one of the mixed-upest looking persons I ever see; except one, and that was uncle Silas, when he come in, and they told it all to him. It kind of made him drunk, as you may say, and he didn’t know nothing at all the rest of the day, and preached a prayer meeting sermon that night that give him a rattling ruputation, because the oldest man in the world couldn’t a understood it.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)