Poker hand nicknames

I was given a book called Schott’s Sporting Gaming & Idling Miscellany for my birthday. In there is a list of popular nicknames for poker hands. I’m dubious about some of them myself, but they are:

  • Ace, King, 4, 7 – The AK47 Machine Gun
  • 4, 4 – Magnum (Colt 44)
  • Jack, Jack, 5, 5 – Motown (‘Jacks on fives’)
  • King, King, King, King – The Horseman (of the Apocalypse)
  • 3, 3, 3, 3 – Forest (‘four trees’)
  • Queen, Queen, Queen, Queen – Village People (‘four Queens’)
  • 10,4 – Over and out
  • 6, 6, 6 – The Devil/The Beast
  • Jack, Queen – Oedipus
  • Queen, Queen, Queen, 3, 3 – San Francisco Waiters (‘queens with treys’)
  • 9, 5 – Dolly Parton (‘working 9-5’)
  • Ace, Ace – Pocket Rockets/Bullets
  • Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5 – Wheel (Steel Wheel if suited)
  • Jack, King – Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)
  • Ace, 3 – Ashtray
  • King, King, 9, 9 – Pair of Dogs (two K-9’s)

Whilst playing at Pacific Poker I’ve also come up with a few of my own:

  • Jack, 6 – Jack Shit
  • King, Ace – f**king ace!
  • 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 – not quite a run (doesn’t generally win you much)
  • 2, 2 – A Desmond (Tutu)
  • Ace, Ace, Ace, Ace, Ace – Cheating Bastard
  • Number 9, Number 9, Number 9, Number 9 – Annoying Beatles track