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inside_english
08-12-2008, 12:45 PM
From what I have heard over the years I think it means:

1. Someone who talks a lot of smack, a know-it-all but won't bet a penny.
2. Someone who will quit while ahead in cash.
3. Someone who will suddenly realize they have to leave while ahead.
4. Someone who refuses to adjust.
5. Someone who won't give weight when they have the obvious advantage.
6. Someone who won't "go for anything", say more than $20, but loves to talk about "action".
7. All of the above.

Am I way off?

$TAKE HOR$E
08-12-2008, 12:47 PM
From what I have heard over the years I think it means:

1. Someone who talks a lot of smack, a know-it-all but won't bet a penny.
2. Someone who will quit while ahead in cash.
3. Someone who will suddenly realize they have to leave while ahead.
4. Someone who refuses to adjust.
5. Someone who won't give weight when they have the obvious advantage.
6. Someone who won't "go for anything", say more than $20, but loves to talk about "action".
7. All of the above.

Am I way off?

MAN, there is so many people in the town I live in that fit every single one of them descriptions it is not funny................

Tom In Cincy
08-12-2008, 12:55 PM
"Nit" is not just a pool player term, it applies to all sorts of characters

They show up week after week at the local pool tournament and ***** about how only the same players always win.

They never come to the pool hall and practice

At the tournament they just drink water or a half a cup of coffee

Always complain about the way the money is distributed in the Payouts

Expect everyone to agree with their opinions

Know all the rules of the game except when they commit a violation. Then its an interpretation "thing"

***** about having to pay "green fees" or "table time" at a tournament

Lose a bet and will have to pay you next week, "a little short right now"

Start rumors, lie, cheat, complain at the drop of a hat, cuss

***I'm sure there are a lot of other examples of a Pool Nit, what's yours?***

What has been a revelation to Pool Hall owners lately is to tell these people "WE don't need your kind", "You don't spend any money with us and all you do is make people want to leave".

Billiards has been associated with gamblers and hustlers for a very long time. Gamblers use to meet, on a regular basis, to wager on horses or other games of chance. These meeting parlors and their patrons, had the bad reputation. In these parlors or halls, there were poker tables and billiard tables for the patrons to amuse themselves while waiting for the "big score" where all the gamblers could "pool" their money for the BET.

According to the BCA's rule book (a brief "history of the game"), this is how Billiard games were associated with the "Pool Halls". Games of chance will always attract gamblers and hustlers.

When you go to a snake pit, do you really think you won't get bit?

Tommy-D
08-12-2008, 01:24 PM
> There are circles within the pool community where a player,regardless of how strong they might be,could be referred to,or flat-out called a nit for simply choosing to NOT GAMBLE.

Even though Mike Massey did his share of road work back in the day,his religious convictions now forbid it.

You'd be surprised at the number of fairly strong players that are like that.

I don't know why,but Ralf Souquet is said to not gamble on himself. Would I if I played his speed,sure I would,but unless he's playing one of the other top 25 players,that's not gambling,that's STEALING.

There is a damn strong player from up around Bowling Green,Ky named Eddie Adams. His top gear is about like Rudolfo Luat's every day speed,more than enough to give him a legit shot to beat anyone that breathes air in a given tournament match.

He won't play for money,buy himself in the calcutta,sidebet,or even take jelly if you bought him and he wins. It's either based on religion,or some other deep conviction,and I respect him for it. Mike Massey is the exact same.

The difference between guys like that and a true nit is they aren't WOOFING at everyone in the room,and then choosing not to play. They aren't talking shit like "bet you won't play me even" after losing to you,and then wanting to play a race to 7 for 10 bucks.

Or,maybe they don't have the same amount of disposable income as others. I fall into that category myself at the moment. If I had say 2000 a month I could just set on fire and not worry about it,like some here,if not more,other than the obvious champions that post here,NO ONE that comes here is barred. I believe in myself that much.

With that being said,I can't afford to play more than the occasional 50 dollar set now and then,so I don't,and have had to turn down games I could grind out into a 1000 dollar score several times,because I simply didn't have the cash to start.

I'm not out woofing at people either. Tommy D.

inside_english
08-12-2008, 01:36 PM
> There are circles within the pool community where a player,regardless of how strong they might be,could be referred to,or flat-out called a nit for simply choosing to NOT GAMBLE.

Even though Mike Massey did his share of road work back in the day,his religious convictions now forbid it.

You'd be surprised at the number of fairly strong players that are like that.

I don't know why,but Ralf Souquet is said to not gamble on himself. Would I if I played his speed,sure I would,but unless he's playing one of the other top 25 players,that's not gambling,that's STEALING.

There is a damn strong player from up around Bowling Green,Ky named Eddie Adams. His top gear is about like Rudolfo Luat's every day speed,more than enough to give him a legit shot to beat anyone that breathes air in a given tournament match.

He won't play for money,buy himself in the calcutta,sidebet,or even take jelly if you bought him and he wins. It's either based on religion,or some other deep conviction,and I respect him for it. Mike Massey is the exact same.

The difference between guys like that and a true nit is they aren't WOOFING at everyone in the room,and then choosing not to play. They aren't talking shit like "bet you won't play me even" after losing to you,and then wanting to play a race to 7 for 10 bucks.

Or,maybe they don't have the same amount of disposable income as others. I fall into that category myself at the moment. If I had say 2000 a month I could just set on fire and not worry about it,like some here,if not more,other than the obvious champions that post here,NO ONE that comes here is barred. I believe in myself that much.

With that being said,I can't afford to play more than the occasional 50 dollar set now and then,so I don't,and have had to turn down games I could grind out into a 1000 dollar score several times,because I simply didn't have the cash to start.

I'm not out woofing at people either. Tommy D.
Sounds like a nit is a combination of a cheapskate/coward/all talk-no action kind of person.

Ugly combination.

Fatboy
08-12-2008, 01:37 PM
I'm a nit, but I'll still flip for a little something. ;)

i think the above answeres cover it, however you gotta walk a thin line otherwise your a mark or a sucker,

having said that this is is the only year i'm in the red in pool ever, since 85 I have came out winner every year, but the year aint over. When you do pick your spots carefully you can became known as a nit, but thats better than getting chopped up-which that has happened to me, its all part of pool business happens, move on and live to fight another day. it is a snake pit and you will get bit-no matter what.

To me a nit is someone who never bets anything even if they have the best of it, like when JS had 92 playing K-Wood, K-Wood was done, I still wanted to bet on him-my nose was open, not taking that bet is a nit move, I was giving away $$$.

When I was broke in the 80's I had to pick my spots real careful and was considered a nit by some, they just didnt understand I didnt have $$$. I hated that, Knew I wasnt gonna be a great player no matter how hard, or long I played, so I went out and made some $$$$, now I'm a stone sucker. So line up and get your free $$$. :cool:

Beware_of_Dawg
08-12-2008, 02:11 PM
a nit is someone that picks their spots, it comes from the word Nitpicking.

You probably have a mental impression of someone that nitpicks everything, well that's it. a pool nitpicker.

actual source of Nitpicking= Nitpicking was the act of removing nits (the eggs of lice, generally head lice) from the host's hair. As the nits are cemented to individual hairs with louse saliva, they cannot be removed with lice combs and, before modern chemical methods were invented, the only options were to shave all the host's hair or to pick them free one by one.

BlowFish
08-12-2008, 03:25 PM
a NIT is someone whose NUTZ. Won't bet on anything until he (the NIT) gets the STONE COLD NUTZ. :D

SJDinPHX
08-12-2008, 03:34 PM
From what I have heard over the years I think it means:

1. Someone who talks a lot of smack, a know-it-all but won't bet a penny.
2. Someone who will quit while ahead in cash.
3. Someone who will suddenly realize they have to leave while ahead.
4. Someone who refuses to adjust.
5. Someone who won't give weight when they have the obvious advantage.
6. Someone who won't "go for anything", say more than $20, but loves to talk about "action".
7. All of the above.

Am I way off?

The answer is a resounding #7 :eek: However, possessing any ONE of the other 6 traits, to an overbearing capacity, would qualify. Most of the poolrooms I've frequented, the nit's out number the good guy's by about 3 to 1. :rolleyes: Nit's and knocker's should be hung by their thumbs, (or any other similar size body part) until they agree not to piss everybody off ! :)

Dick

Cuaba
08-12-2008, 03:45 PM
A nit is a person who thinks they belong in the pool room and should get all the attention, but everyone else thinks should get lost.

wahcheck
08-12-2008, 04:20 PM
somebody do a search on this same subject which must have had a hundred replies to it before, and post it for this guy....

Ken_4fun
08-12-2008, 05:33 PM
MAN, there is so many people in the town I live in that fit every single one of them descriptions it is not funny................

"I HAVE NEVER BEEN BEAT IN VEGAS....."

LOL

ken

Roy Steffensen
08-12-2008, 05:44 PM
I think I am a nit

BlowFish
08-12-2008, 05:47 PM
I think I am a nit

a NIT BANGER :confused:

:wink:

fasteddienc
08-12-2008, 07:20 PM
Let me put it this way....

Many hustlers, road players, and those who are the stronger players often refer to someone as a "nit" when a person refuses to gamble or play. Many times the person calling someone a "nit" is actually the "nit". The person labeling someone as a "nit" is actually looking for a steal and when that person won't open up there wallet and donate to them then all of a sudden they are a "nit".

So...if I refuse to play someone and I know I am the inferior player then call me a nit if you like. I call it being smart and not giving my money away. And usually that particular thief who is calling me a nit needs my money to feed his fat ass cause the little bit of money he has in his pocket is all he has. That money is also very safe in his pocket cause he will never ask someone to play unless he is sure he will win or is a better player.

The BIG FISH eat the LITTLE FISH every time, but only if you give 'em a chance!!!

JimS
08-12-2008, 07:42 PM
Nit = Someone who wouldn't bet on whether the sun will set in the west or the east.

Neil
08-12-2008, 08:13 PM
A nit is a person who thinks they belong in the pool room and should get all the attention, but everyone else thinks should get lost.
Agreed. And to put it in shorthand- wpa.

manwon
08-12-2008, 08:29 PM
In my opinion a Nit, is some one who has limited intelligence, but doesn't know how they appear to others. These people love to hear themselves talk, or they grow at least a foot when they type on a computer. In many cases this behavior go's directly hand in hand with low self esteem, and a total lack of confidence. When faced with a challenge they can't refuse they fold like a house of cards, and then piss and moan about being sharked or that the table is no good. In general they never have anything good to say about anyone or anything, and they don't understand why no one likes them and they always lose.

In the end these people are the laughing stock wherever they go, but again they don't realize that everyone is laughing at them. ;)

Kinda sad Huh!!!!!!!!!:thumbup:

dr_dave
08-12-2008, 09:33 PM
This is what I have in my online glossary (http://billiards.colostate.edu/resources/glossary.pdf):
nit: person who wants too much of a handicap or complains about the fairness of a wager.


Regards,
Dave

From what I have heard over the years I think it means:

1. Someone who talks a lot of smack, a know-it-all but won't bet a penny.
2. Someone who will quit while ahead in cash.
3. Someone who will suddenly realize they have to leave while ahead.
4. Someone who refuses to adjust.
5. Someone who won't give weight when they have the obvious advantage.
6. Someone who won't "go for anything", say more than $20, but loves to talk about "action".
7. All of the above.

Am I way off?

1on1pooltournys
08-12-2008, 09:51 PM
> There is a damn strong player from up around Bowling Green,Ky named Eddie Adams. His top gear is about like Rudolfo Luat's every day speed,more than enough to give him a legit shot to beat anyone that breathes air in a given tournament match.

Does Eddie Adams still play pool? I met him when I was a young kid.

n10spool
08-12-2008, 09:58 PM
Wrong Ed Ames I thought you ment the one here in California's Bay Area.


If your in California ~~~ Baby Frank Nordman ~~~ would be the best description of a nit since the others that I know of have past on to a different place.

UrackmIcrackm
08-13-2008, 05:21 PM
somebody do a search on this same subject which must have had a hundred replies to it before, and post it for this guy....
Beware_of_Dawg reminded me and you inspired me.


a nit is someone that picks their spots, it comes from the word Nitpicking.

You probably have a mental impression of someone that nitpicks everything, well that's it. a pool nitpicker.

actual source of Nitpicking= Nitpicking was the act of removing nits (the eggs of lice, generally head lice) from the host's hair. As the nits are cemented to individual hairs with louse saliva, they cannot be removed with lice combs and, before modern chemical methods were invented, the only options were to shave all the host's hair or to pick them free one by one.

Your response is what reminded me of this old thread. Your definition is "nitpicker" and the thing that started the following thread was "nitwit". There were some interesting, informative, and comical posts in this thread.

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=43945&highlight=nitpick

swrooster
08-13-2008, 06:49 PM
Always thought it was short for nit-wit, lacking thought or reason

halhoule
08-22-2008, 07:28 AM
[QUOTE=inside_english]From what I have heard over the years I think it means:

1. Someone who talks a lot of smack, a know-it-all but won't bet a penny.
2. Someone who will quit while ahead in cash.
3. Someone who will suddenly realize they have to leave while ahead.
4. Someone who refuses to adjust.
5. Someone who won't give weight when they have the obvious advantage.
6. Someone who won't "go for anything", say more than $20, but loves to talk about "action".
7. All of the above.

way off, like you are a nit

JoeyA
08-22-2008, 07:55 AM
I think I am a nit

Fishing?
joeyA

asiasdad
08-22-2008, 08:59 AM
a nit is someone that picks their spots, it comes from the word Nitpicking.

You probably have a mental impression of someone that nitpicks everything, well that's it. a pool nitpicker.

actual source of Nitpicking= Nitpicking was the act of removing nits (the eggs of lice, generally head lice) from the host's hair. As the nits are cemented to individual hairs with louse saliva, they cannot be removed with lice combs and, before modern chemical methods were invented, the only options were to shave all the host's hair or to pick them free one by one.

The nits in a poolroom are more like crab lice,
which is why they don't ever bet unless
they got the nuts.

BVal
08-22-2008, 09:13 AM
In my opinion a Nit, is some one who has limited intelligence, but doesn't know how they appear to others. These people love to hear themselves talk, or they grow at least a foot when they type on a computer. In many cases this behavior go's directly hand in hand with low self esteem, and a total lack of confidence. When faced with a challenge they can't refuse they fold like a house of cards, and then piss and moan about being sharked or that the table is no good. In general they never have anything good to say about anyone or anything, and they don't understand why no one likes them and they always lose.

In the end these people are the laughing stock wherever they go, but again they don't realize that everyone is laughing at them. ;)

Kinda sad Huh!!!!!!!!!:thumbup:

CocoboloCowboy.........

BVal

CocoboloCowboy
08-22-2008, 09:30 AM
In my opinion a Nit, is some one who has limited intelligence, but doesn't know how they appear to others. These people love to hear themselves talk, or they grow at least a foot when they type on a computer. In many cases this behavior go's directly hand in hand with low self esteem, and a total lack of confidence. When faced with a challenge they can't refuse they fold like a house of cards, and then piss and moan about being sharked or that the table is no good. In general they never have anything good to say about anyone or anything, and they don't understand why no one likes them and they always lose.

In the end these people are the laughing stock wherever they go, but again they don't realize that everyone is laughing at them. ;)

Kinda sad Huh!!!!!!!!!:thumbup:


BVal.............http://www.geocities.com/cocobolocowboy/violin.gif

BVal
08-22-2008, 09:39 AM
BVal.............http://www.geocities.com/cocobolocowboy/violin.gif
That's original LMFAO!!!!

Step up and play NIT! I have already proved I will step up and play. All you have proved is that you should be the picture next to Manwon's explanation.

Just in case you don't realize it - WE ALL LAUGH AT YOU!

BVal

CocoboloCowboy
08-22-2008, 10:03 AM
Step up and play NIT!



I told you in 2009 on MY TERMS, I am sure you will decline, as you offer "the world to me", and that is what I will as for;)

BVal
08-22-2008, 10:12 AM
I told you in 2009 on MY TERMS, I am sure you will decline, as you offer "the world to me", and that is what I will as for;)
You are such a fool Bruce. What a waste of space you are. NIT!

Learn how to read.

Are you seriously as stupid as you are portraying on here? Seriously?

The world I offered was this (again since you apparently can't comprehend) You pick the game. You pick the place. I pay for your gas and drinks (so you show up). I give you 2 to 1 on the money. We play to our handicaps. That is is offer I gave you from day one. You make it sound like it's something different. Why would I decline my original offer? I have been begging for you to man up and play. You are full of excuses. LMFAO!!!!

If you have anything intelligent to say - please say it! If not then just STFU NIT!!!!

BVal

BVal

CocoboloCowboy
08-22-2008, 10:14 AM
Like I told you in 2009, on my terms, and than you can say YA or NAY. I having nothing to prove to you as there is ZERO in for me.

This thread is now http://www.geocities.com/cocobolocowboy/offtopic.gif IMHO.

Should you wish more converstation about a Challange Match PM me, and I will reply. Or start a NEW THREAD in the Action Section.http://www.geocities.com/cocobolocowboy/zipmouth.gif

BVal
08-22-2008, 10:16 AM
Like I told you in 2009, on my terms, and than you can say YA or NAY. I having nothing to prove to you as there is ZERO in for me.
I asked you to say something intelligent NIT!

BVal

Cuebacca
08-22-2008, 10:41 AM
That's original LMFAO!!!!

Step up and play NIT! I have already proved I will step up and play. All you have proved is that you should be the picture next to Manwon's explanation.

Just in case you don't realize it - WE ALL LAUGH AT YOU!

BVal

WTF, man, give it up. Why do you have to constantly harass this guy? The phrase, "pick on someone your own size" comes to mind. He doesn't gamble and he doesn't seem to want to play you.

Seriously, what did he ever actually do to deserve being slammed by you all the time? :confused: Just let him be. :rolleyes:

SteveH
08-22-2008, 10:48 AM
I asked you to say something intelligent NIT!

BVal

Your a meanie weenie!!!!!!!

JoeyA
08-22-2008, 10:48 AM
Who's the NIT? :shrug:
It all depends on who is trying to intimidate who.

If someone won't bet the way you want them to bet, just call them a NIT and they bet it up. :wink: It works on the weaker-minded people. :yeah:

JoeyA

BVal
08-22-2008, 10:57 AM
WTF, man, give it up. Why do you have to constantly harass this guy? The phrase, "pick on someone your own size" comes to mind. He doesn't gamble and he doesn't seem to want to play you.

Seriously, what did he ever actually do to deserve being slammed by you all the time? :confused: Just let him be. :rolleyes:
Hi Cuebacca,
I have long grown tired of his pointless dribble, whining and complaining. It has been going on for years. IMO he has done plenty to deserve everything he gets. I know for a fact I am not the only one who feels this way. I am just the only one who has said anything about it. Bruce is actually bigger than me and probably has close to 30 years on me. I am sure he can take care of himself. He is probably thankful that you are sticking up for him a little but it doesn't effect me either way. I sure hope is SS check comes through so he will finally step up and play like he said he would.

Thanks,

BVal

CocoboloCowboy
08-22-2008, 11:10 AM
WTF, man, give it up. Why do you have to constantly harass this guy? The phrase, "pick on someone your own size" comes to mind. He doesn't gamble and he doesn't seem to want to play you.


http://www.geocities.com/cocobolocowboy/goodpost.gif Think playing him would be a negative experience, as I think he might be one of those who is in a constant "sharking" mode when he gets behind in a challenge.

Also I really get enough verbal abuse from him on the forum, I hate to think of what he acts like in person.

Beside as I have said before there is nothing it it for me, and I really have nothing to prove to someone who is younger than my youngest child.

BVal
08-22-2008, 11:16 AM
http://www.geocities.com/cocobolocowboy/goodpost.gif Think playing him would be a negative experience, as I think he might be one of those who is in a constant "sharking" mode when he gets behind in a challenge.

Also I really get enough verbal abuse from him on the forum, I hate to think of what he acts like in person.

Beside as I have said before there is nothing it it for me, and I really have nothing to prove to someone who is younger than my youngest child.
Ask anyone on here who knows me what I am like in person. As a matter of fact you already know. You have seen me play before. You used to send me PM's telling me you saw me playing but were watching from the corner in the dark or whatever.

Also, I have never sharked anyone while playing and sure wouldn't start with you. Ask Lenny if I sharked him while he was kicking my ass in our challenge match. I was never ahead at any point.

I think playing you would be a lot of fun but it figures you think it would be negative. Par for the course.

Also, I am not asking you to prove something to me at all. I am asking you to play pool. Clear up your mind.

BVal

Cuebacca
08-22-2008, 11:17 AM
Hi Cuebacca,
I have long grown tired of his pointless dribble, whining and complaining. It has been going on for years. IMO he has done plenty to deserve everything he gets. I know for a fact I am not the only one who feels this way. I am just the only one who has said anything about it. Bruce is actually bigger than me and probably has close to 30 years on me. I am sure he can take care of himself. He is probably thankful that you are sticking up for him a little but it doesn't effect me either way. I sure hope is SS check comes through so he will finally step up and play like he said he would.

Thanks,

BVal

When I say "size" I mean that figuratively. Woof at someone your own skill level or close to it. Woof at someone who gambles. I have been annoyed at coco's posts before too. I have been annoyed by your posts. Hey, I have been annoyed by my own posts at times. LOL.

I'm just saying, you don't have to push his face in the mud all the time. You're just being a bully. That's probably why the other people who he annoys just try to let him be. They don't want to be a school yard bully. At least complain to the mods about him instead of derailing threads with your hate all the time, or speak to him about the actual issues. Just my opinion.

CocoboloCowboy
08-22-2008, 11:21 AM
When I say "size" I mean that figuratively. Woof at someone your own skill level or close to it. Woof at someone who gambles. I have been annoyed at coco's posts before too. I have been annoyed by your posts. Hey, I have been annoyed by my own posts at times. LOL.

I'm just saying, you don't have to push his face in the mud all the time. You're just being a bully. That's probably why the other people who he annoys just try to let him be. They don't want to be a school yard bully. At least complain to the mods about him instead of derailing threads with your hate all the time, or speak to him about the actual issues. Just my opinion.









That post is a very interesting observation. Well off to play One hole with a friend.:wink:

BVal
08-22-2008, 11:23 AM
When I say "size" I mean that figuratively. Woof at someone your own skill level or close to it. Woof at someone who gambles. I have been annoyed at coco's posts before too. I have been annoyed by your posts. Hey, I have been annoyed by my own posts at times. LOL.

I'm just saying, you don't have to push his face in the mud all the time. You're just being a bully. That's probably why the other people who he annoys just try to let him be. They don't want to be a school yard bully. At least complain to the mods about him instead of derailing threads with your hate all the time, or speak to him about the actual issues. Just my opinion.
Understood

BVal

Tom M
08-22-2008, 12:16 PM
Let me put it this way....

Many hustlers, road players, and those who are the stronger players often refer to someone as a "nit" when a person refuses to gamble or play. Many times the person calling someone a "nit" is actually the "nit". The person labeling someone as a "nit" is actually looking for a steal and when that person won't open up there wallet and donate to them then all of a sudden they are a "nit".

So...if I refuse to play someone and I know I am the inferior player then call me a nit if you like. I call it being smart and not giving my money away. And usually that particular thief who is calling me a nit needs my money to feed his fat ass cause the little bit of money he has in his pocket is all he has. That money is also very safe in his pocket cause he will never ask someone to play unless he is sure he will win or is a better player.

The BIG FISH eat the LITTLE FISH every time, but only if you give 'em a chance!!!

I was thinking along the same lines. Based on some of what I've read in this forum, it seems like this:

You're a nit if you don't stay at the table and keep adjusting the spot until I bust you!

jasonlaus
08-22-2008, 12:31 PM
A nit is everybody but you or your friends. If someone wont play YOU because they need a spot & you wont give it to them they are a nit. If they wont give YOU a spot they're a nit. YOU CANNOT WIN YOU'RE A NIT IN EVERYBODY ELSE'S EYES.

JoeyA
08-22-2008, 10:11 PM
Hi Cuebacca,
I have long grown tired of his pointless dribble, whining and complaining. It has been going on for years. IMO he has done plenty to deserve everything he gets. I know for a fact I am not the only one who feels this way. I am just the only one who has said anything about it. Bruce is actually bigger than me and probably has close to 30 years on me. I am sure he can take care of himself. He is probably thankful that you are sticking up for him a little but it doesn't effect me either way. I sure hope is SS check comes through so he will finally step up and play like he said he would.

Thanks,

BVal

You and Travis Trotter will then share something in common.
JoeyA

ribdoner
08-22-2008, 10:55 PM
From what I have heard over the years I think it means:

1. Someone who talks a lot of smack, a know-it-all but won't bet a penny.
2. Someone who will quit while ahead in cash.
3. Someone who will suddenly realize they have to leave while ahead.
4. Someone who refuses to adjust.
5. Someone who won't give weight when they have the obvious advantage.
6. Someone who won't "go for anything", say more than $20, but loves to talk about "action".
7. All of the above.

Am I way off?


All of the above, but, lets not forget "stich one, pearl two":scratchhead:

s0lidz
08-22-2008, 11:14 PM
Somebody who talks crap all night long, then you offer a money game and the dude disappears.

Okie
02-20-2012, 09:48 AM
In my experience it means a person with little or no willingness to gamble. And generally used by a true nit who is trying to intimidate another person into a bad bet.

Missing Link
02-20-2012, 10:20 AM
A person full of bark, woofing about his skill, then won't bet that water is wet. Somebody that blames the table, the lighting, the smoke, the dirty cueball, the alcohol, and the cue...if he loses fo 5 a rack. Somebody that wins and never runs it back...I like the "nipicking" descripton...but I say it's a banger that thinks he is a shark when he is only a baby lice.

Jodacus
02-20-2012, 10:35 AM
Nit = Larval form of a parasitic insect. That says it all !!!!

OneIron
02-20-2012, 10:38 AM
Someone who calls a foul in league play because you didn't mark the pocket on an obvious shot... :cool:

Fatboy
02-20-2012, 12:11 PM
in 27 years in the pool room, i have yet to ever really ever come across a defination in words to describe a nit, we all know what they are, but words fail us to describe them.

RobertR
02-20-2012, 01:18 PM
The last word on what a nit is:

I post, therefore I am.

12310bch
02-21-2012, 01:10 AM
The word for louse egg , NIT, has been morphed in english to mean
something of no worth. As the word ," Nitpick," demonstrates. To NITPICK is to argue over nothing or something that is of no importance. So it can be implied that a NIT is something not worth your time.

There are degrees of nittishness as follows. In order of degree , from least to worst:

1) Nittishlike
2) Nittish
3) Nitty
4) Nit
5) What a Nit
6) What a fking Nit

donny mills
02-21-2012, 01:38 AM
Someone who calls a foul in league play because you didn't mark the pocket on an obvious shot... :cool:

No, sorry but that is not a nit move. That's called an a..hole move. Seems like lots of people don't know what a nit is. A nit move would be bringing bottled water from home with you to league so you don't have to pay for it at the bar. Or checking in at a hotel at 5am which fives you 2 nights sleep. Couple examples. It all boils down to being super tight.

Catching on now?

Montana Mike
02-21-2012, 02:22 AM
No, sorry but that is not a nit move. That's called an a..hole move. Seems like lots of people don't know what a nit is. A nit move would be bringing bottled water from home with you to league so you don't have to pay for it at the bar. Or checking in at a hotel at 5am which fives you 2 nights sleep. Couple examples. It all boils down to being super tight.

Catching on now?

Come on Donny, checking in at the hotel early doesn't make you a nit :D I always thought that was a smart move, lol.

gpeezy
02-21-2012, 06:33 AM
Scientific name is niteous gamblenotous

uwate
02-21-2012, 08:39 AM
Nit: Someone who plays 7 hrs at a game, is stuck 1-2 games and quits saying that the game is out of line and he needs weight.

Supernit: Someone who plays 6 hrs in a game, has you stuck the whole time, quits you WINNER and tells you he needs more weight.

Super colossal nit: The guy staking the Supernit, who also jumps into the game discussion saying they need more weight to keep playing.

The above happened to me in back to back 1p sessions, betting 25 a game with the nit and then 100 a game playing the other two nits. I quit gambling at pool for about 4 mos after that.

OneIron
02-21-2012, 08:46 AM
No, sorry but that is not a nit move. That's called an a..hole move. Seems like lots of people don't know what a nit is. A nit move would be bringing bottled water from home with you to league so you don't have to pay for it at the bar. Or checking in at a hotel at 5am which fives you 2 nights sleep. Couple examples. It all boils down to being super tight.

Catching on now?

Guess I'm thinking of nitpicking... :cool:

ChopStick
02-21-2012, 10:06 AM
There's a nit in every pool room.

If you don't know one...then I have some bad news for you.

Spider1
02-21-2012, 10:58 AM
A nit is someone who talks a lot, but won't back up their talk with any bets on the table, no matter what spot or handicap they are offered. They are a blow hard, the type of guy who has diarrhea of the mouth (or keyboard) and yet never has anything useful to say. Ever.

You can identify the biggest nit in the pool hall because it will be the guy no one likes, everyone avoids/tries not to talk to, and yet he'll be the one too dumb to notice and also the loudest busybody in the place. Jerks and a-holes are generally smart enough to know people hate them, so that's the difference between them and a nit.


And as Chopstick says, every pool hall has at least one. :)

donny mills
02-21-2012, 12:30 PM
A nit is someone who talks a lot, but won't back up their talk with any bets on the table, no matter what spot or handicap they are offered. They are a blow hard, the type of guy who has diarrhea of the mouth (or keyboard) and yet never has anything useful to say. Ever.

You can identify the biggest nit in the pool hall because it will be the guy no one likes, everyone avoids/tries not to talk to, and yet he'll be the one too dumb to notice and also the loudest busybody in the place. Jerks and a-holes are generally smart enough to know people hate them, so that's the difference between them and a nit.


And as Chopstick says, every pool hall has at least one. :)



This is not the description of a nit. Nits are not often dumb and they can't wait to bet their money in good spots.

Spider1
02-21-2012, 12:35 PM
This is not the description of a nit. Nits are not often dumb and they can't wait to bet their money in good spots.

That's a lock artist.

I guess they are pretty close though now that I think about it. :)

donny mills
02-21-2012, 12:53 PM
I just looked up the word nit in the urban dictionary. They have a great definition of nit for pool and poker. Lol I can't believe what it says.

catpool9
02-21-2012, 01:23 PM
Sometimes after you've been around for awhile and are a seasoned person,................



you can spot a Nit just by looking at um, they stand out in a crowd for sure!:D



David Harcrow

DogsPlayingPool
02-21-2012, 01:54 PM
The urban dictionary has it pretty well defined:

1. nit

gambling term. usually found in poolrooms. Refers to:

1. Someone who's so afraid to lose a bet that they have to be coddled and convinced for an hour that they're going to have a great time and probably win, too. Eventually they may play, but by the time they get on the table the stakes are so low the table-time will eat any winnings you make.

2. someone who won't play unless they have a guaranteed sure win.

3. someone who'll squeeze a dollar 'til george's eyes pop out of the paper.

that guy's such a nit- he wouldn't bet a nickel that water's wet.