Duece - TennisForum.com
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 2007, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
Look who's back!
Sean.'s Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 32,475

Where does the world Deuce come from and what does it actually mean?

I always thought it was french as the game originated in Paris and it sounds french.

But then I realised that I knew the french for Duece is Egalite.

So where does Duece come from and what does it mean?
Sean. is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 2007, 09:38 PM
Senior Member
Tennisation's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 9,698
Re: Duece

good question, I don't have an answer to that but I would like to add on to that topic another question.

Does anyone know what the longest deuce game is in wta history?
Tennisation is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 2007, 10:30 PM
Senior Member
northern lad's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: 인천
Posts: 3,201
Re: Duece

clearly it derives from the euphemism "dropping a deuce." deuce is when a player levels the score at 40-40... therefore one player had to have been ahead in the game. when they lose the point that brings it to deuce, the player in the lead thinks "crap" or "shit" or what have you. thusly, that point in the game was named deuce.
northern lad is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 2007, 10:49 PM
Senior Member
sfselesfan's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Nirvana
Posts: 5,927
Re: Duece



My Feelings on the U.S. Democratic Primary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8lvc-azCXY
sfselesfan is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome