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#214518 - 03/24/14 09:15 AM It's all in how you look at it [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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EUCHRED

PRONUNCIATION: (YOO-kuhr)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To cheat, trick, or outwit.
noun: A card game for two to four players usually played with the 32 highest cards in the pack.

ETYMOLOGY: Of uncertain origin. Perhaps from the Alsatian game of Juckerspiel as the two top trumps are Jucker (jack). The verb sense of the word arises from the fact that the failure to win three tricks is known as being euchred and results in the opponent scoring two points. Earliest documented use: 1846.

USAGE: "You got euchred. The company lied to you about its status and you foolishly bought its lie." -- Colin Barrett; A Harsh Lesson on Due Diligence; Journal of Commerce (New York); May 23, 2013.

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ESCHRED - Drawn as a caricature with confusing perspective (see here and here and here)

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#214519 - 03/24/14 11:36 AM It's how you look at it.? Not if it's inbred. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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EUCHBRED - born to be outwitted crazy

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#214520 - 03/24/14 11:46 AM - - to blush [Re: jenny jenny]
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EACHRED different shades of blushing.
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#214532 - 03/25/14 01:16 AM Is"going to the "poll" like "going to the vole"? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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vole

PRONUNCIATION:(vohl)
MEANING:
noun: 1. Any of various rodents of the genus Microtus and related genera.
2. The winning of all the tricks in some card games.
verb intr.: 3. To risk everything in the hope of great rewards. Typically used in the phrase "go the vole".
4. To try every possibility.
ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: Short for volemouse, from Norwegian vollmus, from voll (field) + mus (mouse). Earliest documented use: 1805.
For 2-4: From French voler (to fly), from Latin volare (to fly), which also gave us volatile and volley. 1680.
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VOLED - to have tried all posibilities and yet remain envolved.


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#214536 - 03/25/14 12:09 PM Re: Is"going to the "poll" like "going to the vole"? [Re: jenny jenny]
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VOLET An apprentice valet.
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#214539 - 03/25/14 12:43 PM How do you spell "Peenemunde"? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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VONE - an early German WWII bombardment rocket

VOBLE - nonsense speech without consonants; a portmanteau word made from "vowel" and "babble"

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#214540 - 03/25/14 01:51 PM Re: How do you spell "Peenemunde"? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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VIOLE almost a full blooming violet
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#214546 - 03/26/14 02:42 PM The flimsy structure that is government [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Mar 26, 2014
This week's theme
Words derived from card games

This week's words
euchre
vole
house of cards

PRONUNCIATION (hous uv kardz)

MEANING:
noun: Something insecure or insubstantial that is subject to imminent collapse.
ETYMOLOGY:
Alluding to a flimsy structure made with playing cards. Earliest documented use: 1645.
USAGE:
"'We have to find a new balance,' the pope said. 'Otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards.'"
Michael Gerson; Francis the Troublemaker; The Washington Post; Sep 24, 2013.
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HOUSE OF HARDS- section of prison where dangerous hardcore criminals are housed i.e. those who spoke out against the stupidity of their government.

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#214547 - 03/26/14 05:46 PM Re: The flimsy structure that is government [Re: jenny jenny]
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HOUSE OF CADS - A men's club.

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#214548 - 03/26/14 06:40 PM Re: The flimsy structure that is government [Re: Tromboniator]
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A cads club?

That too, tromboner. But the real reason I'm not on the PGA Tour is because of their rule of...

NOUSE OF CARTS - And don't quibble. Three words,ergo, three letter changes are permitted.
You can look it up.
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