In curling, quitting can be good. But to understand why, you need a whole new vocabulary.
The playing field, called a “sheet,” has round targets painted on its two ends. The whole target is called the “house,” and the bulls-eye is called the “button.”
When all eight stones of an “end,” or inning, have been thrown, the team closest to the center of the button gets a point. If that team has two stones closer – and these things are measured! – they get two points.
There’s even a term for that perfect situation when all eight stones delivered by one team are closer to the center – a “snowman.” This is tough to achieve, since the other team is using its throws to knock your stones away.