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Tue Apr 21, 2020, 03:33 PM

Does anyone know where the term "running a Boston" in Spades or Bid Whist comes from?

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Reply Does anyone know where the term "running a Boston" in Spades or Bid Whist comes from? (Original post)
brush Apr 21 OP
spicysista Apr 21 #1
qazplm135 Apr 21 #2
brush Apr 21 #3
polmaven Apr 21 #4

Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 03:38 PM

1. I have consulted my small black delegation.....

We have no idea.

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Response to brush (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 03:44 PM

2. from quora

“The phrase “running a Boston” is thought to come from the all night card games played on the longest routes. If you were the big winner, you could brag, “I won all the way from New Orleans to Boston!” “ I assume this means either a bus or train route?

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 03:47 PM

3. Thank you. That's sounds plausible.

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 04:04 PM

4. The first thing to come into my mind

running a "Boston Marathon" which has been held on "Patriots Day"...(April 20) for many years.

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