In the Shade: When a bag is tossed or knocked into a hole it’s said to be “in the shade”. When a player tosses or knocks all 4 bags of a frame into a hole(s) that’s referred to as “all in the shade“. The “shade” refers to underneath the board, out of the sun.
On the Beach: When a bag is on top of the board (not in a hole) it’s said to be “on the beach”. A bag that remains “on the beach” at the end of a frame is worth 1 point. The “beach” refers to on top of the board, in the sun. A bag “on the beach” is also referred to as Stranded.
Mess: When a bag is “on the beach” during a frame it may be referred to as Mess. Players will say “clean up your mess”, which means to knock the current bags on the board into a hole. Some players refer to Mess (bags on the board) as Sloppy.
5 Hole: The holes on the top left and top right of the board worth 5 points. Also known as Fives or Fivers.
Pancakes: When two or more bags are tossed or knocked into the same hole during a frame. Some players may specify Double Stack or Triple Stack depending on the number of bags that fall into the particular hole. Short Stack refers to 2 bags. Tall Stack refers to 3 bags. Full Stack refers to 4 bags.
Lumberjack (Lumberjack’s Breakfast): When all 4 bags are tossed or knocked into either of the two 5 Holes (20 points).
Ghost / Ghost Bag: When a bag lands on the board above the 4 Hole and between the 5 Holes. The name Ghost has double meaning. It refers to the particular spot where the hole would be on an original cornhole board. Some players believe that the spirit of that hole lives on and every once in a while it gets lonely. The term Ghost also refers to the bag itself due to its futility. A bag in that particular spot is of very little value to a player as it usually cannot be knocked into another hole resulting in just 1 point. Many players take the approach that a Ghost or Ghost Bag “does not exist” as its of little to no significance in a frame.
Crispy Ghost / Crunchy Ghost: When the first toss of a frame results in a Ghost or a Ghost Bag. That bag will most likely remain “on the beach” for the entire frame baking in the sun. Players will sometimes just say Crispy or Crunchy referring to that bag.
Goggles: When a player tosses or knocks a bag into each of the Five Holes in one frame.
More terms to come!