"skunked" and "dirty katie"

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Thu Mar 7 02:16:10 UTC 2002

Mark A Mandel said:
>On Wed, 6 Mar 2002, Clark Whelton wrote:
>#Last summer in Maine, while playing the card game "hearts," two of the
>#players referred to being hit with the queen of spades as being "skunked."
>#This was a first for me.  I've always heard the queen of spades called
>#"dirty katie," a term unknown to these players.  Is "dirty katie" fading
>Oh, that takes me way back! I remember the queen of spades in Hearts as
>"the Black Bitch" (I think) and "Dirty Dora" (I feel more sure of).

I remember "the Black Bitch" but not "Dirty Dora".
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