Card-game names

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 9 04:14:06 UTC 2006

Is it simply "hearts" or is it "dirty hearts"?

Is it simply "eights" or is it "crazy eights"?

Is it "acey-deucey" or is it "in-between"?

Is it "bid whist" or is it "kitty whist"?

And there's an alternate name for the game, "spades," that I can't
recall at the moment.

-Wilson Gray

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