Card-game names

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Thu Mar 9 05:54:45 UTC 2006

Wilson sez:
Is it simply "hearts" or is it "dirty hearts"?


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

Nor I, but I know at least two nicknames in Hearts for the Queen of Spades,
which is the card you least want to get:
        Dirty Dora
        the Black Bitch

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