Monday, May 08, 2006

Why "Cranberry Flags"?

I didn't think it would take long for someone to ask this question, and Rob (in the comments of the previous post) did not disappoint.

I was watching something or another on TV that was poker-related (which I've been doing a lot of recently), and there was a segment on nicknames for the different denominations of poker chips. Apparently (IIRC), at the Bellagio Hotel, their $5000 chips are red-white-and-blue (and thus referred to as 'flags') while their $25000 chips are called 'cranberries' because of their color.

At which point, I whipped out my ever-present pocket notebook and wrote down the phrase 'cranberry flags', thinking:

"I'm going to use that for *something* one of these days..."

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